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Old 21-02-11   #1 (permalink)
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Log shed/store

I have been researching log sheds for a few customers and wasn't overly impressed with what you got for the money you pay out. So I had a go at making one just to see whether or not they would be worth doing from a business perspective.
Made from 6"x1" and 3"x2" tanalised wood with a felt roof, volume of 2.16 cubic metres (internal 1.8mx0.8mx 1.5-1.6m high). They can take 10 barrow bags of logs comfortably (2 cube)
Price would be around 230-250 but would include delivery and putting it up, slab bases at extra cost.
Any thoughts/criticism (pref constructive) welcome
I have two retail outlets in mind for selling them pus a website
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looks good mate
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top marks mate!
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Good price for that
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Re: Log shed/store

I think your on the right track and you've got the price spot on

(If it was Me) I would try to make it a feature in the garden by adding a few details that would only take a small ammount of time,
If you've got a Radial arm saw, roughter or saw bench then you could rebate the side slats in at an angle to deflect the rain out and maybe run a roughter up the corners of the front 2 posts, just to add the details that make the customer think that it wasnt something they could have done

PS...Have a look around and see if you can scrounge pallets for the bases as this will help keep the cost down and the profits up
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Looks good Dave,

I would be tempted to finish the roof felt off with a facia board of some sort. the felt can get a bit dogeared along the edges if left as it is. Even a roof lathe batten will look smarter, less chance of it ripping near the nails also.

How about staining the timber a nice dark green as an option.
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Looking good, very smart.
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Looks good, I agree with the facia board comment.

I am going to be building something similar for retail except with green timber boards machined on my scary saw bench from what ever is on the pile at the time. Aiming for a more rustic looking finish with bark on.
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tidy unit there ,love the use of the fertilizer pallet!
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This is something that I am going to be doing VERY soon. Looks great but you are limiting your sale of logs to only 2 cube, I think they need to be bigger.
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