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Hi there, going to have to make a firewood store for this comming season, i need to be able to split the logs, stack them and then leave them and not worry about them getting wet!

 

What type of log store would be best? Apex roof? or just sloping roof?

 

Does there need to be decent overhang of the roof say 3 foot at the opening, and a foot to the sides and rear?

 

Was hoping to just get some posts, then some rails and have gaps between the rails, say of 1",

 

 

Is it better to have a long thin log store to allow the air to penetrate all the logs or is it down to space?

 

Whats the biggest area/volume you would stack and be happy with the amount of air that would circulate through it?

 

Also do you build so the wind will blow straight into the shed? or blow the side so to speak then you don't get the rain blowing through?

 

Want to nip this log store in the butt! as its giving me stress :blushing:

 

Any help greatly appreciated, Stressed Chris :blushing:

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Our prevailing wind is from the West to South West so our Polytunnels go North to South with both ends open to the wind. Works well for us as the horizontal rain is normally in the direction of the prevailing wind.

 

I haven't forgot to pop round to yours yet, its on my NEED to do list lol

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All our sheds face due south. Yes some rain blows in but the effect of any direct sunlight more than cancels this out. Our roofs do overhang the front by a foot or so to help stop to much rain going in.

 

Edit. Just realized this pic is my avatar, o well you now have a bigger picture.

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ditto, like the saw horse.

 

As to the OP - dont think it matters how you build it as long as the air can circulate and you can keep the rain off and it wont fall over in a breeze

More dictated by the space and materials you have.

 

Various threads on here and other forums with a whole range of wood stores to look at for inspiration.

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