Here is a beautiful shed from Dana. There is also an explanation of the size and some information at the end. It is so cool that people get creative with cordwood and their sense of accomplishment is so profound. Anyone who has built something feels that sense of pride. This was also inspired by the Stiles Shed book.
Dana writes: "i would be honored to be on daycreek. my inspiration came from the cover of david stiles book called Sheds. He called it an irish garden shed. my friend calls it a fairyland castle for the little people among us. it is a shed right now-lawnmower, tools, deep storage in loft. i hope one day that i can finish the other projects around here build a simpler shed and turn this one into a practice room/slash hangout. it does have one electric outlet.
the outside dimensions are 10'x12' it is 9' at the top of the head plate which a roof pitch of about 8.5. it sits on a 4"-6" thick pad. the timbers are all 6"x6" and 4"x6" red pine. i screwed up one of the cuts and had to get another timber milled. it is hemlock. the sill is 6"x6" black locust. the logs are black locust as is the door and the 4"x4" joists for the loft. the roof is hand-split western red cedar. the deck of the loft and the boards on the gables are white pine. the door handle is cherry and apple wood. the windows are out of an old colonial home.
i learned that it is more work than most could imagine. i did a lot of it under the lights at night. david stiles shed is smaller than mine-8'x10' and 6'8" at the head plate. he says to figure about a day per side. yeah, right him and what crew? i wouldn't figure a day per side when working alone, that's for sure. one of the most difficult parts was that i wasn't working with good ergonomics too often. it was especially tough up under the head plate. if i had made the shed shorter like stiles it would have been easier. i am glad that i have the extra space above though. if i made the building smaller with a more gentle roof pitch i would have considered a live roof.
gotta get to sleep. i'll share some more in the future. peace"
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