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    • alanobrien
    • By alanobrien 28th Dec 08, 1:28 PM
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    alanobrien
    • #2
    • 28th Dec 08, 1:28 PM
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    • 28th Dec 08, 1:28 PM
    Take a look here, you can see from the photo's it should be fairly easy and cheap to make. I like the green roof, a nice touch that but easy to make without it i suspect.

    http://www.thegreenroofcentre.co.uk/diy/diy_pages/Peter.htm
  • krungthep56
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    • 29th Dec 08, 1:15 AM
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    • 29th Dec 08, 1:15 AM
    Thanks Alan, nice idea but unfortunately it wouldn't work in my situation as I need something which would be shallow but very wide.

    Any more suggestions?

    Regds,

    KT56
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 29th Dec 08, 1:39 AM
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    • 29th Dec 08, 1:39 AM
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    • 29th Dec 08, 1:39 AM
    Damn. I just posted and it showed up twice. I deleted it then they both went!

    1] Stack them up, chuck a tarpaulin over with a couple of rocks on top - virtually free.
    2] Look in those A5 catalogues of stuff nobody needs for those green plastic garden stores
    3] This is a bike shed - not deep, but much cheaper/larger than your proposed log store (and lockable) http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10001&partN umber=945949&langId=-1&cm_mmc=Googlebase-_-Bike%20Accessories%20&%20Clothing/Bike%20Workshop%20&%20Tools-_-Na-_-Walton%20Garden%20Buildings%20Shiplap%20Bike%20Sto re&%24%24tid=v98p0Ji97oLJAQfNItYhFGRKpccn7RP7Rjizp dJMpGge6srRyYd--0EymRfQ7bW5
  • izzzzythedog
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    • 29th Dec 08, 1:49 AM
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    • 29th Dec 08, 1:49 AM
    make one yourself , very easy to do , few pallets and 2 inch wood , angle the roof to allow water to run off the back , paint the roof with old paint ( gloss ) and stick a bit of plastic to it to keep the water out , easy
    • alanobrien
    • By alanobrien 29th Dec 08, 11:16 AM
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    alanobrien
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    • 29th Dec 08, 11:16 AM
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    • 29th Dec 08, 11:16 AM
    Shallow but wide is tricky. I would think about cheap garage racking perhaps and then cover with a tarp or plastic.
  • Andy Davies
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    • 30th Dec 08, 8:38 PM
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    • 30th Dec 08, 8:38 PM
    This one looks like it would be quite simple to copy

    http://www.buyshedsdirect.co.uk/search-log-store-glg-851

    Other thing to do is have a search in Google images and you may come up with some other interesting designs.
    • dND
    • By dND 30th Dec 08, 9:43 PM
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    • 30th Dec 08, 9:43 PM
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    • 30th Dec 08, 9:43 PM
    Hi krungthep56,

    Couple of questions; how often are you going to be using the fire and for how long each time?

    Secondly, are you going to be buying in wood or do you have access to wood you can harvest yourself?

    Deborah

    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 30th Dec 08, 10:15 PM
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    • 30th Dec 08, 10:15 PM
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    • 30th Dec 08, 10:15 PM
    When in Scotland I noticed quite a few poly tunnels used as log stores.
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    • gamston
    • By gamston 31st Dec 08, 5:44 PM
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    can't u buy reclaimed timber,
    i've got a yard where i but old shuttering boards from,
    i got 3" x2" reclaimed timber, shuttering boards and made wood stores, childrens 2 storey playhouse, tree houses etc paint it with that wood paint and felt for roofs lasts for years
    • Debt_Free_Chick
    • By Debt_Free_Chick 1st Jan 09, 9:52 AM
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    Debt_Free_Chick
    Firstly apologies if this is in the wrong forum but having had a wood burning stove installed I have come to realise fairly quickly that I will need a lean-to type logstore to help protect & dry the logs which feed the things voracious appetite.
    Originally posted by krungthep56
    I'm with you on this one

    Mine have been stacked in the garden (on an old gravel hardstanding) and covered with a green garden table cover and it's an eyesore! Drives me mad every time I see it, which is a dozen or more times a day.

    Mine needs to be fairly "rustic" or at least not look out of place in a rural setting with a backdrop of ancient woodland and fields!

    Let's Google and see what we can find, eh?
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    • Debt_Free_Chick
    • By Debt_Free_Chick 1st Jan 09, 10:07 AM
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    Debt_Free_Chick
    Try

    firewood storage plans

    into Google.

    This will get you American DIY projects, which seem to offer the greatest variety of options!
    Warning ..... I'm a peri-menopausal axe-wielding maniac
  • rhiwfield
    I'm with you on this one

    Mine have been stacked in the garden (on an old gravel hardstanding) and covered with a green garden table cover and it's an eyesore! Drives me mad every time I see it, which is a dozen or more times a day.

    Mine needs to be fairly "rustic" or at least not look out of place in a rural setting with a backdrop of ancient woodland and fields!

    Let's Google and see what we can find, eh?
    Originally posted by Debt_Free_Chick
    krungthep56 posted the same question on the utilities forum
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=1378521

    I think the one I built qualifies as rustic!

    • gamston
    • By gamston 3rd Jan 09, 6:50 AM
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    gamston
    my wood shed is 8ftX6ftx8ft normally full at the start of the season, by the end of the season its emtpy, i use any kind of wood, from trees to pallets any thing i can find
    i have oil central heating as well ,so the wood fire is just supplementing the oil boiler.
    so u will need a big wood shed
  • krungthep56
    Thanks to all for interest and while pondering a longer term solution and after having taken a delivery of a load of mixed hardwood logs last week, I decided to stack them on two pallets in two rows with an airgap between, and with another another pallet stacked vertically and braced at each end for support; not perfect aesthetically for a long-term solution, but good as a temporary measure and following today's sprinkling of snow I have also thrown a a tarpaulin over them for protection - overall it looks quite presentable.

    If I do eventually store them close to the garage wall (most likely), then I'll keep the pallets for base and side walls and use trimmed fence panels as a sloping roof as we have some spare close-boarded panels from an earlier fencing job.

    To answer an earlier query we plan to use the stove on a daily basis for up to 4-5 hours/day with perhaps twice that at weekends ie say 30-35 hours/week.

    As an aside I experimented with netted bags of logs from our local Focus several weeks ago and must say what a disaster they were! All softwood, all very resinous and all very wet: they spat and crackled when and if they would light and went mouldy in double quick time; fortunately we found a local farmer who has a supply of what seem to be good quality seasoned logs and I expect we'll be back for more when this load runs out.

    Regds,

    KT56
    • dND
    • By dND 5th Jan 09, 8:58 AM
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    dND
    If you're buying in the cut and split wood I would suggest contemplating something like rhiwfield has built but it might be worth seeing how quickly you go through the wood you've bought. It should then give you and idea of how much you want to store, how much you want to buy at one time etc. You'll also find out how far across the garden you're happy to walk in the cold/wet to get to the wood too

    I hope to be felling my own wood in a few years (once I've got the coppice planted!) hence my questions, I'll need to store for two years before I can use most of the wood and my cooker runs 24/7 in winter.

    Good luck with the wood store

    • SD-253
    • By SD-253 2nd May 10, 4:42 PM
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    SD-253
    Making a wood store
    You can make a wood store from pallets. Pallets are generally nailed together with nails which are not designed to be removed BUT if you have a pallet with 3 beams/stretchers going across it and then the platform is nailed to them. You can actually get a reasonable length of wood of without splitting it. What you do is cut with chainsaw or circular saw at both ends leaving the wood attached only by middle cross beam, then pull at one end untill it starts to come loose then go to other end and do the same do this once more this way you are not likely to split the wood all you have to do then is hammer the nails out. Now you will only have to buy the main timbers that the planks nailed to. Use other pallets for the base I find this necessary even when the wood is on sloping concrete. Treating the pallet planks is also a good idea I just use fence wood preserver easy and quick to apply. JB
    • ixwood
    • By ixwood 2nd May 10, 6:00 PM
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    What about a cheap gazebo?

  • Lotus-eater
    Hopefully he should have built it by now...
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