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Ideas wanted for outdoor wood storage

totocol
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Ideas wanted for outdoor wood storage

I was hoping for some ideas to have a permanent outdoor space to store wood and keep it dry. I was thinking maybe using weatherboards to match the house material and reuse some of the leftover paint left from the builders. 

i was wondering if there is a guide you recommend for this. I’m needing about 2 cubic metres of storage. 

thanks! 

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Ideas for outdoor wood storage

Hi @totocol,

 

I can't recall any guides which would cover outdoor wood storage. However, we do have a step-by-step guide on How to make a D.I.Y. outdoor storage bench seat. You could use a couple of them to store your firewood in. I've also put together a simple skillion roof shelter rendering that you could use weatherboards for cladding. A sliding door on the front would also be a nice touch.

 

Let me know what you think, and I'd be happy to brainstorm some other ideas.

 

Mitchell

 

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EricL
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Re: Ideas wanted for outdoor wood storage

Hi @totocol 

 

I know you wanted outdoor wood storage, but I was thinking of a mid-sized holder that you could put on your veranda or covered area where it would be easier to get to. Then in the late evening when you need a couple of pieces, you just need to step outside instead of walking all the way to your big pile. I did have an idea for a large storage area, but I wanted to show you this idea first. 

 

Eric

 

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totocol
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Re: Ideas for outdoor wood storage

Hi @MitchellMc 

thanks for that. I really like the look of that one. It matches quite nicely our house look. 

what sort of weatherboards and wood for the foundations would I look for at my local Bunnings? 

thanks 

 

 

totocol
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Re: Ideas wanted for outdoor wood storage

Thanks @EricL 

we do have a bit of storage inside under the chimney but it would be great to hear of any other ideas for outdoor to keep the wood protected from the rain. We just bought 2 cubic meters to get us trough winter but they’re now in the back of the garage so using space we were hoping to use for something else. 

thanks again 

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Ideas wanted for outdoor wood storage

Hi @totocol 

 

On the condition that we are looking at 2 cubic meters of timber, you would need the equivalent space in actual storage. I've drawn up a firewood shed that will take 2 cubic meters of firewood. It's made out of H3 90 x 45 framing timber. You'll notice that I've left a lot of gaps for the wind to go through so it doesn't trap the moisture inside the shed. In the daytime, the galvanized roofing sheet will act as a heat radiator and dry off the wood. I've used a tarp cover at the front for easy access. It will be adequate enough to protect the timber from the rain. What's important is that when the sun is out you can roll the tarp up and let the timber get exposed to the sun.  

 

If you have other ideas, please let me know. I'll be more than happy to draw it up for you.

 

Eric

 

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totocol
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Re: Ideas for outdoor wood storage

Hi @MitchellMc 

just wanted to check again what sort of boards would you get from Bunnings to build such a structure? 
thanks! 

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Ideas for outdoor wood storage

For the cladding, I'd recommend using James Hardie Axon panels @totocol. It will give you a similar look to the house, and being cement, it is resistant to moisture. You also won't have to deal with timber rot.

 

The rest of the structure can be built from 90 x 35mm H3 Pine and H4 posts.

 

Mitchell

 

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