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How To Build A Shed - Part 3 Building & Installing Rafters

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So if your firewood gets wet or becomes filled with moisture, all your money and your efforts will just go down the drain. A wet firewood will not burn properly as we all know, and if you live in an area where rain and snowfall is frequent, it can be virtually impossible to keep your wood dry. Building a firewood shed is the key to this predicament and you can be sure of having dry firewood every time you need it. If you already have a foundation such as a patio, a small shed may be able to fit on it eliminating the cost for laying the foundation. If you have cut some wood, don t just throw away the bits and pieces left behind. You can use this for trimmings and maybe even for shelves and window sidings. Drive around your town, renovations and demolitions are a good source for reclaimed materials. Another popular choice for wooden siding is the rough sawn pine. It is commonly used for a siding with a board and batten design. It is important for you to remember that if you are using wood, you should purchase them when they are already dry. Or else, they have the tendency to shrink when the moisture is gone. It s easy for anyone to assume that building a small shed will be a piece of cake, that will be an assumption that s true, but, it can easily turn into a nightmare as well. To some, a shed kit can be the best choice, especially if they don t really have good DIY building skills. But to those with experience, a shed building kit will be truly easy, all parts are pre-fabricated and it s just a matter of putting them together, but, if you plan to build a shed from scratch, then good for you. Although some of these pallets may not have the highest of quality wood, if your design and plans are good enough, you can still be sure that your pallet shed will be durable and strong. Other sources for free or cheap wood pallets are from your neighbors, or if you drive around you may find them from homes where they have done some remodeling work. But what is important is that the lumber is already completely dry; if not, there can be shrinkage in the future when the wood loses its moisture. Usually, lumber that is 1 inch thick is used. After doing your measurements, you can now use your saw to cut your boards. After cutting, lay down all your boards, put them together and make your final measurement. 

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