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On 08/02/2018 at 09:00, Woodworks said:

Drying logs is mainly about good airflow. The problem with most garages and sheds is they have next to no airflow. If you buy a tonne of logs you are looking to get rid of around 300 litres of water before they are ready to burn! That water needs to go somewhere hence why you need lots of airflow to carry the water away.

 

These are the sheds we use to dry logs 

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Smart sheds!

 

Did you just sink the poles in the ground, or is there some sort of foundation there? Thanks.

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2 hours ago, sandspider said:

Smart sheds!

 

Did you just sink the poles in the ground, or is there some sort of foundation there? Thanks.

Just 8' stakes banged into the ground. Our ground is very firm so you can get away with the front ones only being in around a 1' and giving me headroom at the front. The first one of our sheds I made like that some of the stakes have rotted badly due the poor modern treatment so I would try to get chestnut or creosoted posts next time.

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Just finished this wee 6`x4` log store, all in it cost about £30 for some Cuprinol & guttering, the rest was gratis. This will be in addition to the logs I keep in the garageIMG_20180513_154710.thumb.jpg.5f653235604603bc35d2ef5008bd02f0.jpgIMG_20180513_154710.thumb.jpg.5f653235604603bc35d2ef5008bd02f0.jpg ... just need to fill it now! IMG_20180513_154710.thumb.jpg.5f653235604603bc35d2ef5008bd02f0.jpg

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I've made 3 log sheds, from mainly pallets and other recycled wood. 

 

Pallets are ideal as they are  ( all in cm's) 100 x 120 x 10 in size and they already allow a nice draft to come in between the slats for the wood stacked.

 

The additional benefit is everyone in the supply chain to builders use them, and from professional and personal experience, pallets end getting stacked up and most businesses if you politely ask will be happy to off load you some pallets for free.

 

I've included photos of my different creations to give you ideas.

 

The first log shed which I call my Mk I is basic.

 

My MK II log shed is on the Instructables website ( type in: pallet log shed ), and it consists of two doors at either side to allow rotation of the stacked stored wood.    The log shed is about 7 foot high.

 

My most recent log shed MK III is long and low, however the roof opens up to reduce strains on your back when bending down ( with your knees) and better access.

 

If you have the time, can get hold of free pallets and don't mind spending £20 - £30 on nails etc it's far cheaper than buying a log shed.

 

Happy building  🙂

 

 

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Insertion of photo of Log Shed MK III from thd rear.

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