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devonwoody

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I am rather fortunate in having around :
20cu.ft softwood
5 cu.ft Teak
5 cu.ft Sycamore
4 cu.ft offcuts.

Has anyone seen a good outside store rack to solve my problems, would like to keep the timber reasonably dry as well?
 

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dw i can keep some in my workshop for you :D :D i might have to use some of it to test if its still dry :roll: :roll:
 

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DW

It will all fit in my finishing shop :D :D :D
 

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Devonwoody,

I am faced with a similar problem. I recently acquired 12 mahogany boards 12ft long by 12"X2". My wood store is full already.

I am thinking about building a woodstore in the garden as a lean to to my shed. Idea is to mount this on some sleepers to give me 8inches off the soil/gravel. It would be about 5 ft wide, 8 ft tall and 14ft long with a sloped and felted roof. Double doors at front ( 4ft wide) and a double door in the side for access ( 6ft wide).

Materials would be 3 inch frame also forming the racks or rack attachment points. Ply outer cover with vapour barrier and clad somehow..maybe shiplap . Not sure how yet. Roof would initially be felt as this is quite cheap.

I guess my concerns would be damp, but if properly constructed should be dryish. Capacity would be about 330 cu ft with air gaps around the timber.

I even considered a plastic roof to allow some solar gain to dry the wood but am concerned that I hav'nt got a clue as to what I would be doing so its probably a bad idea.

Sorry to ramble on. I got the idea from an old NYW episode where te bearded master has a much larger lean to attached to his workshop.

regards
Alan
 

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devonwoody":2ke39hrk said:
I am rather fortunate in having around :
20cu.ft softwood
5 cu.ft Teak
5 cu.ft Sycamore
4 cu.ft offcuts.

Has anyone seen a good outside store rack to solve my problems, would like to keep the timber reasonably dry as well?
If it is already low moisture I would be wary of putting it outside. Clear the loft of all that accumulated junk that has not seen the light of day for years and put it up there :lol: :lol: .
Less chance of it gaining excess moisture and should be nearer the end placing conditions.

Failing that space being available, I also have ample room and am willing to let you visit on a regular basis to see what it is developing into.
 

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beech1948":6pcm18k7 said:
I even considered a plastic roof to allow some solar gain to dry the wood but am concerned that I hav'nt got a clue as to what I would be doing so its probably a bad idea.
Alan

FWIW, my old man tried putting a clear plastic roof on his brick shed a few years ago and the condensation was unbelievable! Workbench was sodden! :shock:
 

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Scott,

Yes the clear roof ideas was a bit of stupidity by me. I would'nt have a clue what I was doing. I've been reading about solar drying kilns on some US university sites and that got me thinking. I guess your right about the condensation issues.

Still I made a start today. Cleared the site ready for sleepers next weekend.
 

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Devon... I'm in the same boat re lack of storage, but going outside isn't an option... the brats around here would make a fine bondfire out of it...

I've had to get creative instead... stock has to stay inside my tiny shop, so I went ariel... managed to squeeze around 50 ft of shelving onto dead space (above doors n windows for example) and at a push I can get around 30 cube into there... provided I suck in and walk sideways there's just enough room to work too...
 

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Thanks guys.

Guess I shall have to stop accumulating timber for a while. :oops:

It would most probably use up 30 cu.ft. building an outside store. :shock:
 

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Scott":394or4it said:
FWIW, my old man tried putting a clear plastic roof on his brick shed a few years ago and the condensation was unbelievable! Workbench was sodden! :shock:
FWIW, I have a triple-wall clear polycarbonate roof on my workshop and I've not had a drop of condensation.

Cheers, Alf
 

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Alf":3em3l1xn said:
Scott":3em3l1xn said:
FWIW, my old man tried putting a clear plastic roof on his brick shed a few years ago and the condensation was unbelievable! Workbench was sodden! :shock:
FWIW, I have a triple-wall clear polycarbonate roof on my workshop and I've not had a drop of condensation.

Cheers, Alf
Perhaps that's because you dont breathe any hot air. :lol:
 
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