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Sawmill shed
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:52:31 PM »
Need some advice on shed layout for a woodmizer, photos a plus:)

Would like to do a semi enclosed with wide doors on either end for loading and two side doors for trailer or skidding logs into if necessary, maybe 32x52

Thanks in advance would really like to know what has worked well and what you would change if you had the chance

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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2014, 10:13:29 PM »
This probably isn't what you're looking for, but gives you an idea!  :)




 
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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2014, 11:30:43 PM »
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That's a sharp looking shed there.

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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2014, 07:40:10 AM »
That size would be fine as long as you do not plan to dry or store lumber in it.  If you are, I would consider making it larger. 
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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2014, 04:31:24 AM »
I read here that the size of your shed should be measured in acres not feet haha..I have been building a shed this year 28x54. It is not finished yet, but now sawing inside of it, and really enjoying the roof. I made a exhaust chimney through the roof that I hooked a rubber exhaust hose too, and it works really well for getting rid of the fumes, as I did try milling inside without the siding on and realized the fumes were going to be an issue...something to think about.

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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2014, 04:47:41 AM »
This probably isn't what you're looking for, but gives you an idea!  :)




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Very nice shed.  What is the length of opening on the left side of the photo?
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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2014, 08:08:28 AM »
That is a good question about the best sawmill shed. I'm all ears.
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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2014, 08:51:56 AM »
This is not the best shed by far, but works for me,  I would change a few things, skylights,  and bigger doors, two on the ends work fine for the drive through, the west door could be bigger than 12' the log deck works at 20'
 

  

  

  

  

 
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2014, 06:40:30 PM »
 

  

  

 
Mine is a simple built 12 X 40 shed. Weather is not a real factor for me in the south. The opening for logs is 30', used an old steel bar joint joist for support. Office/tool/blade/electrical panel shed, 12'X12' is on the end.
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2014, 08:34:55 PM »
drobertson,
Is that  a D-14 I see? Those old AC are great tractors.

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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2014, 08:59:47 PM »
D12 series 3  28hp at the wheels and 25 at the pto  a fine lil tractor. needs brakes though,
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2014, 09:20:52 PM »
Awesome folks, please keep the photos and ideas coming, I've gotten quite a few already like the rack for the flicks, always just set the loader there and loaded onto the forks but this makes more sense

wwsjr, what type of blower are you using for sawdust there, very nice clean setup, plenty of access all around and very neat, I'd have to put some door on it to try and keep the weather out here in MD thought. Even the little details like log chocks are a + little things that make sawmill life easier.

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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2014, 08:39:49 AM »
mhasel,
The blower is a cheap Harbor Freight 2hp, not good enough for most sawing. I have a 3-phase, 3hp I plan to get installed soon. After my mill and shed burned last year, I tried to go cheap on blower, won't handle wet SYP dust. Will move to my planer in shop later.
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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2014, 11:37:29 AM »
This probably isn't what you're looking for, but gives you an idea!  :)




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Very nice shed.  What is the length of opening on the left side of the photo?


If you're referring to the side of which the logs are loaded, I think it's 22 feet.
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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2014, 05:14:15 PM »
wwsjr done good with that 30' opening.  Mine is only 21' and that ain't enough.  I can cut 24' and can worm them in but it is not easy...If I was doing mine over again I would want a nice large opening on the loading side of the shed and another on the unloading side.... its worse getting 21' plus out than it is getting the log in.... I'll remedy that by adding enough roller tables to one day just roll the long lumber out the end of the shed.  Nice looking bld. there wwsjr.  Banjo
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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2014, 03:41:40 AM »


If you're referring to the side of which the logs are loaded, I think it's 22 feet.

Yes, the log side, thank you. What are the dimensions on the beam that spans that side?  I need a shed also.  Only being able to cut on good weather days cuts into other things that need to be done on those days.  I can cut 21' and change so that opening would work for me. Thanks again.
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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2014, 06:05:33 PM »


If you're referring to the side of which the logs are loaded, I think it's 22 feet.

Yes, the log side, thank you. What are the dimensions on the beam that spans that side?  I need a shed also.  Only being able to cut on good weather days cuts into other things that need to be done on those days.  I can cut 21' and change so that opening would work for me. Thanks again.


6x12 beams on 8x8 posts all fir. The knees are 4x10.
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« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2014, 06:08:41 PM »
Here's a side view, though it's a little blurry.


 
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« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2014, 06:53:47 PM »

6x12 beams on 8x8 posts all fir. The knees are 4x10.


Thank you. That is a big help.  Now I just need a shorter "To Do" list.
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Re: Sawmill shed
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2014, 06:53:12 AM »
Mine with a 45' door 24'x85' and on the right of the pic will be a 18'x80' for lumber.
 

  

  

  

 
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