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Old 02-07-2010, 09:11 PM   #556
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Really nice day here today, so I got the last couple of pier blocks dug in. The one on the high corner hit bedrock. I beat away at it with a big, heavy bar I have, but couldn't get enough of the rock out of the way to give the pier block enough room. It just wasn't low enough.

So instead of using the block, I put a bunch of small pieces of sandstone there and pounded away with the tamper. It does a really good job of flattening anything that is foolish enough to get in its' way.

Then I put the 6 x 6 post on a shingle which just laid on the ground.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:13 PM   #557
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The posts have a tenon on the bottom end which fits into the pier blocks. It is laid out like so.
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I make a 1 3/8" deep cut around the end of the post, 2 1/2" up from the bottom. Then remove the waste with a chisel and mallet.
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The posts on the high side are very short...thusly...
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The ground has a considerable slope, so the low side posts are a lot longer. I checked to make sure things were all going to be level.

You don't really need to ask, do you?
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Here is the assembly with bracing to keep things in line.
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I intend the woodshed to be 10' by 12'. The two main beams I cut 12' 1", just in case. They aren't nailed here, just sitting for their portrait.

Besides it was the end of the day, the fog was rolling in and I was dog tired.
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Despite the doom and gloom weather forecast for today, it cleared nicely after some early morning rain.

The floor framing went in without too much hassle.
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I went to some lengths to ensure that the finished floor height of the woodshed would be the same as the back deck. That way we can just walk straight into the woodshed without tripping over any steps at night.

Here is the framing for the attached walkway.
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Here is part of the floor nailed down. Note the random length boards, which is a result of having a sawmill. You never quite know how long the next log is going to be.

The boards will all be trimmed once everything is nailed.
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Managed to get all the floor boards down and nailed. Snap some lines and trim up.

Next up will be the wall framing.
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What kind of treatment do you give the bottom of the deck to avoid rot? It's a pretty damp climate up there.
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The deck itself gets nothing. The bottom of the posts - which sit on roofing felt - which sits on the pier blocks, gets wood preservative applied.

Once the roof is on the woodshed, everything will dry out nicely over a period of time. I expect it will have a life span of maybe 40 years, perhaps a little more. By which time I will have been pushing up daisies for many years.

Our immediate neighbours' cabin, built in 1967 I believe, was built on wood posts treated with creosote and put directly on the ground. No concrete at all. It is just now, over the past couple of years, starting to show deterioration on the posts.

Another similarly built cabin on the island, but without any wood treatment, suffered serious rot problems in under 20 years, just on the posts. The cabin itself remained structurally OK. I replaced the rotted wood with reinforced concrete footings, the way it should have been done in the first place.

The walls on the woodshed are only going to be 7' high, and even though the roof overhang will be about one foot, I doubt there will be much rain - if any - hits the walls.

Even if it does, the open slatted construction will promote rapid drying which should give it a reasonably long life.
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I love the smell of fresh sawdust in the morning...
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I love the smell of fresh sawdust in the morning...

I have been known to cruise down the wood isle at HD just to enjoy the smell.

I had a brief job working clean up at a sawmill. The smell was fantastic.

I spent a couple of summers building house trusses. I loved working on the compound saw. (saw with 4 blades that cuts the webbing for the trusses). Talk about saw dust. I loved it.

I'm sure the smells at coco's place would be heavenly. Jeez, I'm might have to stop by HD on the way home to get my fix.

OK, sorry for the thread hijack.

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