I know many of you guys cut firewood and have found that, as you get older, it take much more effort to get it done. Also, if you are like me, you are scrambling every fall to get the required wood ready before the snow flies. Well, this wood shed (from the same demented mind that brought you the hillbilly water tower, hillbilly water buggy and the hillbilly wood slide) helps in all of these areas. As some of you know, for years I had an old corn crib that I stacked my wood in. It held around 10 cords of wood in a very confined area. I stacked it 10 feet high. In the past couple of years I got tired or going up and down the ladder to stack wood all the time. I also got tired of waiting for nice weather to split and stack wood. In the photo below, I give you the new wood shed that I just got built. Basically it's 8 sticks and a roof. Very inexpensive to build but its already paying off. The center section is the run thru portion. I have 6 feet of run thru space, enough to get even the new Massey thru. I will be able to split in the middle while its raining and stack whenever I have time. I took the FEL and just kept piling wood in it so I couls stack it today because I knew it was supposed to rain. Boy, the rain really came down and I got all of the wood stacked in a couple of hours. Never even got a mist. This isn't done yet. I'm using pallets right now but I plan on putting some uprights for each row that will stay in place and some removable runners on the bottom to stack the wood on. The idea here is that whenever I take a complete row out, I take the boards up and store them overhead. No tripping hazzards. You can see the extension cord int he picture. I have a light in there so I can spilt after dark. I unplugged the light this morning and plugged in my radio. Stacked wood to music. It was awesome. This is probably taking firewood to the extreme but I figure, I spend a lot of time on wood so, why not? This years wood is starting to be stacked as you see in the pic. Lot's to go yet. Next years wood will be split and stacked on the other side of the breezeway. Should have between 5 and 6 cords per side. Perfect for my needs. The shed is 12 x 24. Happy splitting!
Edited by David Brown, September 21, 2013 - 02:58 PM.