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  • ventureuk
    • #2
    • 28th Dec 08, 1:33 PM
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    • 28th Dec 08, 1:33 PM
    Ask the Yanks.........

    http://hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/http://hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/

    Picked up a lot of stuff from here over the last few days.
  • rhiwfield
    • #3
    • 28th Dec 08, 3:09 PM
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    • 28th Dec 08, 3:09 PM
    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.

    I have done a quick trawl and found all manner of log stores varying from £70 to over £300
    at
    https://www.countrywidefarmers.co.uk/pws/ProductDetails.ice;jsessionid=8D38ED8CE69B966E30A2 57F301372940.CountrywideAS3?ProductID=4416

    As I shall need a few of these, and no desire to spend almost as much as the stove cost, does anyone know of a link where I could find plans to build something similar.

    Ideas and suggestions appreciated.

    KT56
    Originally posted by krungthep56
    I built one in June which has worked pretty well. I used 4 x 4 tanalised timber for uprights, 2 x 4 for upper supports and standard 150mm tanalised planks for the cladding. It's raised off the ground on low brick plinths with felt between the wood and the bricks. I had an awkward spot (around a window) but it holds 1.5 cubic metres. I would have built it bigger but had no suitable space exposed to sun that wasnt needed for other things. Will be getting another load shortly as I'm on my reserve supply in the garage.

    I recall total costs was about £100 for wood, screws/nails and preservative.

    I take no credit for basic design which was copied from kits sold by Topstak but I was unwilling to pay £300-400 and I needed a non standard shape anyhow.

    It doesnt quite lean-to as I wanted airflow behind the stacked logs to aid drying and prevent any damp against wall.

    Last edited by rhiwfield; 28-12-2008 at 3:18 PM.
  • krungthep56
    • #4
    • 28th Dec 08, 5:12 PM
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    • 28th Dec 08, 5:12 PM
    Thanks to ventureUK and rhiwfield: I have posted on the hearth.com website and appreciate the advice and photo and wait to see what comes up.
    With thanks and regards,
    KT56
    • Igol
    • By Igol 30th Dec 08, 11:07 AM
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    Igol
    • #5
    • 30th Dec 08, 11:07 AM
    • #5
    • 30th Dec 08, 11:07 AM
    I knocked mine up about 2 years ago total cost...about a quid.

    Old pallets make the base and broken down pallets form the sides and roof a bit of spare vapour barrier I had helped to waterproof it. I reckon its got about another 2 years before I knock up a new one and burn the old one.
    I suppose I could have saved the quid if I'd fished around in the grate for old nails but not even I'm that tight
    • Swipe
    • By Swipe 2nd Apr 09, 9:26 PM
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    Swipe
    • #6
    • 2nd Apr 09, 9:26 PM
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    • 2nd Apr 09, 9:26 PM
    Just built my own from pallets:


    Last edited by Swipe; 13-04-2009 at 10:33 AM.
  • suisidevw
    • #7
    • 19th Aug 10, 12:24 PM
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    • 19th Aug 10, 12:24 PM
    Thanks for all help/advice guys. Going to have a spin at making one myself this weekend from pallets. How long did that take Swipe?
    • Swipe
    • By Swipe 19th Aug 10, 6:07 PM
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    Swipe
    • #8
    • 19th Aug 10, 6:07 PM
    • #8
    • 19th Aug 10, 6:07 PM
    Thanks for all help/advice guys. Going to have a spin at making one myself this weekend from pallets. How long did that take Swipe?
    Originally posted by suisidevw

    It took me about 2 days but I took my time. Carefully stripping the pallets without ruining the planks took much longer than putting it all together.
  • ailuro2
    • #9
    • 19th Aug 10, 6:32 PM
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    • 19th Aug 10, 6:32 PM
    Of course if you have somewhere that it can be put where aesthetics don't matter you can build the walls and base from pallets that haven't been taken apart... just strip some down to provide the in between slats, having a double width on the walls will build in an air gap aswell as offering a bit more protection on the sides from rain.

    Just for the extra ones where they'll be 'seasoning'

    Keep the best looking bits for the smaller log storage by the back door.
    Member of the first Mortgage Free in 3 challenge, no.19
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  • suisidevw
    Cheers Swipe, have plenty of pallets so won't be going to carefully. got a LOT of logs so maybe going to have to go a 3xsize of yours. Pics after weekend
  • suisidevw
    PS, What protection did you coat it with?

    Thanks Ailuro
    • Swipe
    • By Swipe 20th Aug 10, 5:30 PM
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    Swipe
    It was just some water based wood stain/preserver from Wilkos
  • suisidevw
    Cheers!

    So....... here it is! Got lots of chopping of my large logs to complete that I'll do this week but started filling it with my supply already. Should last a while!

    My wifes best friend was up for weekend so myself and her fiancee thought we could take it on. We loaded up his Merc Vito with pallets which we stripped of nails, bought some serious screws/plugs for brickwork and some batton and the total cost for this was about £7. Not bad considering ebay has ones a quarter the size for £100. Not going to paint it etc as I like the mismatch and rusticness. Took approx 4hrs and it rained nearly every second of it. Hope you like















    • Swipe
    • By Swipe 23rd Aug 10, 10:52 AM
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    Swipe
    Great work. Looks like that should be good for several cubic metres.
  • suisidevw
    Cheers Swipe! Yes, I think a few will get in there, very rewarding
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