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Open Boat Shed
« on: May 10, 2007, 06:37:01 AM »
When we clear out a patch for it, I need to build an open boat shed. There's plenty of blown down spruce and fir fir timbers nearby. Early spring storms have been fierce downeast. But: I've never timber framed.
Some questions:
1. Without a mill, is there any way to freehand chainsaw logs where they've dropped ? Then they could be skidded out with the ATV. I've freehand cut cedar posts on site for the boss' pergola last year. Made a hexagon...not too bad, not neat or even.  ;D
2. How do you make those lovely timber joints without serious experience and special tools (just have regular carpenter and building tools) ? 
3. The roof will be a simple shed type, pitch about 5-6 front to back . How to truss it ?
4. How about simple sketches of the thing from the experts ? OA measure: 20' wide, 30' long, height clearance below roof (for boat and trailer) 15' minimum at the low end.
Much thanks.

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Re: Open Boat Shed
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007, 08:52:58 AM »
1. Without a mill, is there any way to freehand chainsaw logs where they've dropped ?
There are lots of chain saw mounted things that will hold a chain saw so it cuts a straight line, you'll have to do a search here or on the web for such an attachment.

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2. How do you make those lovely timber joints without serious experience and special tools (just have regular carpenter and building tools) ? 
Practice with the tools you have....

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3. The roof will be a simple shed type, pitch about 5-6 front to back . How to truss it ?
Any truss isn't simple, it has to be designed correctly for the loads.


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4. How about simple sketches of the thing from the experts ? OA measure: 20' wide, 30' long, height clearance below roof (for boat and trailer) 15' minimum at the low end.
Much thanks.
Simple sketches aren't going to do it, you need a complete accurate set of drawings. These take time and money....

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Re: Open Boat Shed
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007, 01:19:14 AM »
20' wide and 30' long. That must be one heck of a boat. :D
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Re: Open Boat Shed
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007, 10:40:56 PM »
20' wide and 30' long. That must be one heck of a boat. :D

Just a 28' trawler. The shed will be large enough to cover the boat and trailer, to allow room to work, and keep snow and rain off. Plenty of buildings, small barns, and sheds-- pole or timber framed around here. No "plans", no "engineered" trusses, lots of time, not a lot of money :o.   Buildings like that have been built by local farmers and loggers for generations that are still standing, and are being built now. Guess I'll take another serious look at those.


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