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Woodshed Floor
« on: October 15, 2021, 05:34:49 AM »
Good morning gentlemen,   

Looking for some advice. I'm currently cutting some timbers for a 14 x 16 woodshed. It will be a timber frame with many of the members being 7" x 7".  I'm using Eastern Hemlock I'm cutting from my own land and sawing on my LT15. We burn 5 to 6 cords per year and I'm hoping the shed will be able to hold 10-12 cords. The sills are all 7 x 7, the joists will be 6" x 6", roughly 24" on center.  The flooring will be 2" hemlock.  Given the amount of wood and the weight per cord, I'm a bit concerned the flooring (joists and flooring) won't be beefy enough to support the weight?  I've looked at various online calculators but they all seem to be geared towards dimension lumber.   

The shed will be on 12" concrete piers with a 18"x18" footing. For the front and back, the piers will be 8' on center, 7' on center for the sides.  I'm thinking maybe I should have a pier in the center of the building with a timber spanning the full 16'. So, a 16' beam in the front, one in the middle and one in the back with the 6" x 6" joists spanning between them. 

Any thoughts/advice?  I'll gladly posts pics and the plans once it's done (hopefully in November). My wife is looking at my pile of wood and the mess I'm making and starting to wonder if I know what I'm doing.... ::)

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Re: Woodshed Floor
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2021, 07:10:05 AM »
If it was a snake it would have bit ya  :D
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Re: Woodshed Floor
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2021, 07:11:52 AM »
how about a concrete floor with a vapor barrier under, and a sleeper boards to keep the wood up off the surface.  maybe even up a bit to blow air under the stacks.
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Re: Woodshed Floor
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2021, 08:59:00 AM »
Good thought on the concrete floor, but the location is on a bit of a slope and would require a lot of fill to make it level. The piers on the back will be about two feet above ground level. I'm going to put down some landscape fabric and crused stone under the shed. There might be enough room under the shed to store a few items (kayaks, ladders, etc).  

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Re: Woodshed Floor
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2021, 05:31:02 PM »
Coon hounds, whatever  :)

Ours formed a section of heavy retaining wall, we are blessed with rocks. the fill is rocks and concrete slurry capped by a slab and the woodshed, mine is tiny compared to yours though.


 
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