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« 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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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2014, 11:30:43 PM »
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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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.


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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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« 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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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2014, 07:31:10 AM »
Just wanted to let you know that there are two boards on the left side that are trying to get away  :D.
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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2014, 08:30:07 AM »
Thanks for the ideas. My favorite tip in all of this is the use of a beam to span 30'. I would like to span 24' and could not figure out how to do it. I must say that I'm a little jealous of the sheds. (Just kidding)
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« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2014, 05:48:24 PM »
No need to worry about being jealous.  I got a pretty good shed and I am still jealous, esp of those big openings.... Banjo
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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2014, 08:23:15 PM »
Just wanted to let you know that there are two boards on the left side that are trying to get away  :D.



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« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2014, 08:31:51 PM »
D12 series 3  28hp at the wheels and 25 at the pto  a fine lil tractor. needs brakes though,
I grew up on AC tractors. I have never heard of a D12. Must be a collectors item. Plus the same paint scheme as your mill.
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« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2014, 10:35:43 PM »
How much headroom inside for the mill are you allowing? I like the idea of the raised tie chord, I used a similar design on a wood stove shed covering my outdoor Central Boiler

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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2014, 06:03:26 PM »
Those are some mighty fine looking sheds you fellas have. 
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« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2014, 07:23:42 PM »
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Wow! thanks beenthere!  I have never seen this,  I was going on what I was told,, it does have good power for a little tractor,  picked it up for a mere 1800 bucks in the late 80's  less than 2000 hrs.  still hard to believe the brakes are shot, but they are,  if all goes well, I will get this done before the freeze hits.  As far as the shed goes,
a 12' ceiling is a good height, if lifts are to be in and out.  A drive through is a pretty good idea, just make plans for a close slab rack, the work triangle is critical for time in the log.   
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« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2014, 09:12:45 PM »
 Heres what I'm working on to saw under. Its a 40'x52' covered building, 30'x50' is inclosed. Will set up the mill under the 12'x50' SHED.Building will be insulated & have an office/man cave/ living qtrs. on the opposite side of building I poured an 8'x12' joining slab, which will be a restroom with bathtub, urinal, sink,& storage space. 8) 8) Well my PICS would not upload since its jpg.Moderators this is a common format, whats up, am I doing something wrong?? ??? ??? ???

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« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2014, 03:49:05 AM »
Heres what I'm working on to saw under. Its a 40'x52' covered building, 30'x50' is inclosed. Will set up the mill under the 12'x50' SHED.Building will be insulated & have an office/man cave/ living qtrs. on the opposite side of building I poured an 8'x12' joining slab, which will be a restroom with bathtub, urinal, sink,& storage space. 8) 8) Well my PICS would not upload since its jpg.Moderators this is a common format, whats up, am I doing something wrong?? ??? ??? ???

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« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2014, 04:49:09 AM »
  Well my PICS would not upload since its jpg.Moderators this is a common format, whats up, am I doing something wrong?? ??? ??? ???

You can upload .Jpg files no problem.  The upload process is a bit different on this forum, but nothing you can't handle.
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« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2014, 12:11:19 PM »
ok , Lets see if I can get the pics up. I've posted pics before, dont know what the problem was 

  

  

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« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2014, 12:33:05 PM »
If you are putting in a large opening for the logs make sure the beam above it is large enough to handle the snow  load.  This last winter was much worse than usual and just in Barron county thousands of building collapsed from the snow load.  Mostly pole sheds.  But some homes and lots of barns as well.

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« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2014, 08:26:31 PM »
Weasel,

Looks awesome!  I am jealous. 
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« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2020, 11:44:40 AM »
What size beam would be enough to support a 16 span for the side open to load logs?

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« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2020, 12:40:29 PM »
Impossible to say, need more info. I'm assuming rafters are supported by the beam?, how far is it to the other support end of the rafters (rafter span)? Overhang, how much? Snow load in lbs per square foot? Wood species and grade?
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« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2020, 01:24:15 PM »
Rafters would be 14 long with 1 overhang. So 12 wide. Full 8x8 vertical posts. Strapped and steel on roof. We have some snow load up here by times. Also 45 degree angle supports on either side of span as well.

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« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2020, 02:18:31 PM »
Find your snow load in pounds per square foot, it is probably published online or available from the local building dept or truss shop. "some snow load" is something between 10 and 300 lbs/sq ft x 112 sq foot area bearing on the beam.
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« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2020, 01:07:13 PM »
From what I can find the snow load in my area would be around 20 lbs per square foot.

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« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2020, 07:55:40 PM »
My sawmill house is a bit smaller than what you are looking for and it was initially built fully open with no walls.  Side openings are 22' so I can bring in 20' logs and take out 20' lumber.  Ends are 20' wide.  Overall size is 20' x 40' and 12' high.



 

My drying house and sawmill houses are the duplicates.  Used shiplap for the roof and then R9 metal panels.


 

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« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2020, 10:26:57 PM »
 I built scaffolding on both sides of the sawmill house so I could safely work on the roof because I am vertically challenged


Wow, nice job, I'm going to borrow that from you. Are you done yet? :D

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I built scaffolding on both sides of the sawmill house so I could safely work on the roof because I am vertically challenged (Image hidden from quote, click to view.)


Wow, nice job, I'm going to borrow that from you. Are you done yet? :D
The scaffolding was actually pretty easy to build and allowed me to overcome that fear of heights I've had all my life.  Basically it is 2" x 4" s on 4' centers with handrails and sturdy foot boards.  The foot boards were sawn from a couple of dead standing SYP's as 5/4" material.  I used structural screws to hold everything together which also made it easier to take down once it was completed.

I had an old pair of Skecher's Shape Ups tennis shoes that were absolutely non-slip on the metal roof and "no cry" knee pads I found on Amazon.  It really made the job anxiety free.

Assembly was straight forward, screwing the columns to the floorboard supports and then screwing that assembly to the horizontal holding member.  Then as I laid 12' floorboards, I also added the hand rails. (My wife even helped with the assembly).



 



 






 


 

I was then able to lay the shiplap on the roof.



 

We laid an underlayment of tar paper just to keep the boards dry until we were able to add the metal roofing.





 



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« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2020, 04:00:28 AM »
I have an intermittent fear of heights.  If it is something I am or have built, I do better.  I have to be a little psyched.  but in the right frame of mind, I can work and play at 40 to 50 feet.  



 

me at Philmont 2016, at 42 feet.   :o :o :o



 

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« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2020, 12:59:43 PM »
The US Army Airborne school thinks the scariest altitude/height is 34 ft. above the ground.

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« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2020, 01:07:18 PM »
Very nice building.
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« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2020, 01:26:59 PM »
@eote that is a sturdy building and will be around for a hundred years.  keep us posted on your progress.
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« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2020, 02:17:17 PM »
I have some serious shed envy.
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« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2020, 07:31:29 PM »
@eote that is a sturdy building and will be around for a hundred years.  keep us posted on your progress.
You know, that's what my neighbor said too.   ;D
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« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2020, 07:43:19 PM »
I built new houses for a living, with scaffolding very similar to that, for I forget how many years until I accumulated enough real scaffolding to do a whole side of a house. Now I have enough to do a whole house, and Alum-A-Pole will almost spoil you, since you're always working at a comfortable height.

The first couple of years, before impact screwdrivers, the wooden scaffolding was put together with double headed nails.

While I had the scaffolding up, since I did everything myself, I'd completely finish one side,and then take the scaffolding down to do another side.  People would say that it looked really strange to see a house with one finished side, and the others still had solid plywood sheathing.

Your buildings look great!

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« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2020, 08:01:56 PM »
I built new houses for a living, with scaffolding very similar to that, for I forget how many years until I accumulated enough real scaffolding to do a whole side of a house. Now I have enough to do a whole house, and Alum-A-Pole will almost spoil you, since you're always working at a comfortable height.

The first couple of years, before impact screwdrivers, the wooden scaffolding was put together with double headed nails.

While I had the scaffolding up, since I did everything myself, I'd completely finish one side,and then take the scaffolding down to do another side.  People would say that it looked really strange to see a house with one finished side, and the others still had solid plywood sheathing.

Your buildings look great!
Tom King, thank you for the encouragement.  I have a thread going on building my retirement home at Building our Dream Home a.k.a. Delusions of Retirement.  I just started site prep today after spending the last 2 years sawing lumber for the home, building a sawmill house and drying house, and putting up an awning for my work area in front of our barn.
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« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2020, 08:34:56 PM »
@EOTE I have been following your posts from the very beginning and I finally have to tell you I have a heck of a lot of respect for your planning, your execution, your patience, and your steady follow through. I have done similar, but no where near the scale and the commitment you are showing. Nor do I have the skills you exhibit. My admiration is hard to describe.
 I just looked up your location to see if I could wangle a visit and maybe give you a days labor in the bargain but sadly you are about 8 hours fast drive from my family seat in Texas (and I live in NY). I used to travel (fly/drive) to Waco every year or two to one of our plants, but since I got a new boss 8 years ago, he would rather send a newbie/weenie that won't make waves. ;D I visit family on the gulf coast south of Houston every couple of years and we are due for that trip soon. But it's gotta be a full day of driving and there is now way I can talk the wife into that. The only way is if we drive to Texas and stop along the way. I guess I will have to start working on that plan. ;D
 Anyway, just now some of us are really enjoying and admiring what you are doing and how you are doing it. Good on ya mate!
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« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2020, 09:00:54 PM »
@EOTE I have been following your posts from the very beginning and I finally have to tell you I have a heck of a lot of respect for your planning, your execution, your patience, and your steady follow through. I have done similar, but no where near the scale and the commitment you are showing. Nor do I have the skills you exhibit. My admiration is hard to describe.
 I just looked up your location to see if I could wangle a visit and maybe give you a days labor in the bargain but sadly you are about 8 hours fast drive from my family seat in Texas (and I live in NY). I used to travel (fly/drive) to Waco every year or two to one of our plants, but since I got a new boss 8 years ago, he would rather send a newbie/weenie that won't make waves. ;D I visit family on the gulf coast south of Houston every couple of years and we are due for that trip soon. But it's gotta be a full day of driving and there is now way I can talk the wife into that. The only way is if we drive to Texas and stop along the way. I guess I will have to start working on that plan. ;D
 Anyway, just now some of us are really enjoying and admiring what you are doing and how you are doing it. Good on ya mate!
Old Greenhorn, you have absolutely humbled me with your praise.  I really don't know where to begin but maybe start by telling my wife all those nice things. ;D ;D :D  No, really, she appreciates what I am doing and supports it 110%.  She still works full time but she comes over (200 miles one way) on the weekend to help me.  
You are always be welcome to come by to visit.  Jacksonville is about 4 hours east of Waco and I think its about 3 hours from the north side of Houston so Galveston is probably another hour and a half if you have to drive through Houston.  Either way, if you decide to, just give me a holler.
As far as my skills and patience and other traits, I have to say I am my own worst critic.  I always review what I have done and try to learn how to improve on it; even if I did a great job.  I always see the things I could have done better.  I am also curious and have never been afraid to learn a new skill.  I also value input from others because they see things in a different perspective than I do and often times can offer their experiences or knowledge.  The more I learn the less I know...I guess that is my addiction.
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« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2020, 09:19:00 PM »
Indeed, I have suspected for a while that we are of like minds, but you seem to learn much better from all those 'lessons' than I do. :D
 You are closer than I had thought. My cousins I visit are in Angleton, Lake Jackson (my Uncle Gus designed the city of Lake Jackson as a side job in the evenings), and Freeport on the coast. I don't expect to ever get back to Waco since I will retire (hopefully) in a few months. Sounds like you are about 5 hours north. I just have to wait for the opportunity and I am patient. Of course, that may mean we are sitting on the porch of your finished home by the time I make it. ;D
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« Reply #54 on: February 10, 2020, 01:59:25 PM »
Nice sheds you all have! Great inspiration. 
Don't wanna highjack this topic but need some advice as well. Just bought a 'new to me' mill, a Mebor. We can pick it up next week together with an old edger. I was thinking of building a back drag feature on the machine, with a roller table and a kind of sorting/storing table next to the edger. Big and heavy beams I would like to take of the mill with the chain turners back on the loader forks. 
But in this topic I also see edgers parallel to the mill instead of in line, is that a better solution than in line? I have the feeling I might miss something  :) 
I want to start milling some silverpine for building a simple shed, and I'm figuring out or it's better to make it long and narrow, or short and wide. 


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