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Sawmill Sheds
« on: March 07, 2012, 03:16:15 PM »
I am thinking of building a sawmill shed for my mill.  What do you have? Pictures would be nice.  As of now I have a metal or portable shed that is on wheels, but I want a permanent one. 

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Re: Sawmill Sheds
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 07:16:32 PM »
 

   maybe make one like this :) :)

  24x60   ;D
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 07:22:00 PM »
Or this? 18x32 
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Re: Sawmill Sheds
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 10:06:13 PM »
  Peter Drouin, how long is the span on that opening?  What did you use for the header?
  You can saw something reallllly long on that rig.
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Re: Sawmill Sheds
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 12:28:54 AM »
 

  

  Iam set up stationary and  went with cantliever roof need to have open cutting deck for loading big logs and odd shape stuff that dosent roll. I saw at night alot so the lights shinning down and forward works real well. I have a cover for cutting deck that I take on and off with forks, when not in use.
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Re: Sawmill Sheds
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 06:17:16 AM »
Hi MHlinman  43' door, and the head is a steel I beam 45' long.  works good for me . and this year im going to add a 16' bay next to the JD
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 08:58:19 AM »
Thanks everyone.  I like your setups.  8)

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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 09:15:06 AM »
Looks like Peters shed has a steel I beam for the open span. 

An alternative is building a box beam built out of lumber and plywood.  Might require an engineers stamp if you are getting a building permit and a good idea even if no permit.  I used a box beam spanning 24 feet in my garage to avoid any posts and to support the second floor, an easy build and high strength.

Obviously you cannot cut a beam longer than your mill which is really want you want.
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Re: Sawmill Sheds
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 07:21:11 PM »

Here's one. 


 

 

 

 
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Re: Sawmill Sheds
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 05:14:47 AM »

Obviously you cannot cut a beam longer than your mill which is really want you want.

Yes you can. I have done it to many times longest being a 32 footer on my mill WM LT-40. All for customers but one is gunna be for me when I start my "shed" this year but that is another topic.
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Re: Sawmill Sheds
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2012, 09:04:01 AM »
Correct, there are many innovative ways to saw longer than your sawmill's specs.  The forum's search button above should uncover several methods.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 11:39:43 AM »
 

 

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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2012, 08:26:36 PM »
learydeere, looks like someone built with the cold weather in mind. ;) We used to have something similar to that on the circle mill shed, but it had a flip up door to roll the logs in.


redbeard,  do you have long hydraulic cylinders bracing up your shed? If so, that's too cool!

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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2012, 08:05:48 AM »
Haha yea you're right there's a hundred acre field behind he and 6 months out of the year the wind is brutal so i closed the north side and left the south side open

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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2012, 08:39:08 AM »
If you are like me, you will need a place to store lumber, too, so take that into consideration.  I have shed roofs on each side of my workshop that extend 26 feet on either side so that I can build racks and store air dried lumber.  On the right side, a pesky scarlet oak got in the way  :).

 

 

On the left side, it was a pesky white oak.

 

 

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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2012, 09:02:57 AM »
Ummm Danny you missed one!  :D

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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2012, 10:31:59 AM »
If you are like me, you will need a place to store lumber, too, so take that into consideration.  I have shed roofs on each side of my workshop that extend 26 feet on either side so that I can build racks and store air dried lumber.  On the right side, a pesky scarlet oak got in the way  :).

 

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On the left side, it was a pesky white oak.

 

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Re: Sawmill Sheds
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2012, 10:40:57 AM »
The carpenters on here could answer this one better than me. But why couldn't you simply laminate a beam. We have done it and I think they stay straighter. Its a pain to cut a beam longer than the saw will allow. It can be done; we have. Its pretty slow going. I would think some 2x12 or 14 laminated with ring shanks and some bolts would work just fine.

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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2012, 10:52:26 AM »
Thats exactly what i did. I wanted a 26' door and a beam was around $1500 so i used 2x6's and staggered all the joints and put plywood between and added 150 locking screws and 10 tubes of liquid nails and ended up with a 8x12x26 for under $200

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Re: Sawmill Sheds
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2012, 01:03:59 PM »
There are some beam span ideas on Timber framing page, tried to find one members post on this subject it was a bridge he built. Or you can google wooden bridge beams. His post was really interesting maybe someone can link it here.
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