Building a log store

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  1. mcluma

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    Hi,
    This is the log store I build about two months ago, we had a lot of logs in the carport that needed a better place, I had some wood laying around waiting another project, so I borrowed it for this one
    This is the pile of wood that needs to be sorted
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    DSC_2304 by mcluma, on Flickr

    So on with the build

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    The roof is on
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    Before we can put it in its place a solid foundation is needed

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    Here its in its place, with the sides on, and loaded, what remains to be done is to put some light in it

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  2. nordberg73

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    Looks great. I intend to build one just like that when I get a minute.

    Did you use a plan or just do it rough? It's difficult to tell from the photos, but did you leave air gaps at the back/side/base?
     
  3. mcluma

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    It has airgaps in the bottom (1" between the slats) , and the featheredge is quite airy

    No plans, had the desired measurements, and wanted it to look chuncky to match in with the carport
     
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    Good project, nice and tidy!
     
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    Nice! gives me the push to do my own!

    What did you use for the roof?
     
  6. mcluma

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    just bitumen shingles i had left over from doing the carport
     
  7. dvitendi

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    Thinking of making a log store for around a budget of £150.00

    Any ideas guys? Perhaps there's some guides I can download?
     
  8. RigidRaider

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    Two old pallets, free. A few feet of 4x2 and a sheet of ply for the roof, with a roll of tarred felt isn't going to cost £150.

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    Does it not matter if some rain still gets on the wood?
     
  10. Mr. Clueless

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    I know i am bumping an old thread but i have a query as i'm looking at building my own also.

    I was hoping someone would've replied to ToolbeltDandy .... surely with the big openings, yeah air circulates & dries out but the flipside is rain will get all over the wood. Ok it wont from above because of the roof but sides, rear, certainly front?

    Or does it dry out enough during the summer so the rain you pick up say Sept-Dec doesn't matter? I can't see it myself, surely it's got to get in there & make it wet within the wood?
     
  11. Robbie uk

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    Here's mine

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    It's only the outer layer of logs that will get wet, but if you get driving rain, unroll some polythene or tarpaulin or whatever to cover them from the top......when it's sunny or breezy, uncover the logs and they'll continue to dry nicely.
    John :)
     
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    I found it a lot less work (and a lot cheaper) to keep the wooden crate that our wood burner came in and then asked the sellers if I could have another one if no-one wanted it (for free, of course).
    Back home, I stuck one on top of the other and covered the lot in a plastic groundsheet, but left openings on all sides for air to get through.
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg I made mine from pallets, the wood sits on one at the bottom that is easy to remove if/when it rots. The sides have been made from 2 slatted top parts of the pallets and the roof has been made up from planks cut down to size and butted up to each other. It has all been given a few coats of a decking treatment that I picked up free from the recycling yard so it had cost me nothing :)
     
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