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Offline forrestM

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sawmill shed almost done
« on: May 22, 2019, 12:50:16 AM »
Hey There,

just wanted to share progress on my sawmill shed! got the roof on today. just have to get some braces side to side and front to back.

it measures 22' long and 15' wide about 12' tall in the front and 8' in the back. 

my mill is sitting on a 8'x20' concrete pad, each leg supported with a solid 8" concrete block. 

used to live under a tarp on a gravel driveway - excited to start cutting under the roof. 

Next steps are to build a log deck in front, and get a meter base on a pole behind the shed. I will probably put a wall on the back side and might hook up a blower to keep the dust outside. 

would love to trade in my lt15 for an lt15 wide electric any day now - but i guess ill cut with this for a while longer! 


Thanks,
Forrest

 

 



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Re: sawmill shed almost done
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 05:08:28 AM »
Looks good
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Re: sawmill shed almost done
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 06:22:45 AM »
Nice work. I like the 2 pieces of clear panels on the roof. Should give good light. 

How thick is the concrete pad ?

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Re: sawmill shed almost done
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 08:32:44 AM »
Looks awesome! Just got my LT 15 wide electric and loving it! Electric is sooooo much more quiet! Now I need to use it a while and figure out how I want it oriented and then get a pad/roof like you!

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Re: sawmill shed almost done
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2019, 09:04:12 AM »
Very nice.  I like the clean simple design.  (would not wait long before putting braces on)
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Re: sawmill shed almost done
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2019, 10:43:13 AM »
Looks good. I'm just starting our build as well and I know I have other considerations like snow load, etc. (not sure where you're located) but I was curious about the size and construction of the 22' beam across the front? 
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Re: sawmill shed almost done
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2019, 08:19:55 AM »
The concrete pad was made with 2x6 forms so it is roughly 5-1/2" thick. 

It is a 3/12 pitch roof.

The beam is made of two 22' long LVLs. They are each 1-3/4"x14"

Got the braces on today. Still has slight motion. Hopefully the wall in the back will stiffen it up more.


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Re: sawmill shed almost done
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2019, 07:48:51 PM »
@boonesyard;
Page 29 of this link is a typical span table for lvl's, the supplier can dial it in for you;
https://www.bc.com/content/uploads/2018/09/W-spec-guide-BCI-and-VL.pdf

Don't forget up especially with an open roof (kite!) use hurricane ties from each rafter to the beam at each end, connect the beams to the posts well and from posts to footing or nail some cleats across the posts underground so it has to pull a big slug of soil out to extract them. Nailing a triangle of plywood across beam, post, and brace locks the braces up well.
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Re: sawmill shed almost done
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2019, 09:14:29 PM »
Thanks for the link Don
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