You can keep firewood dry in different places and in different ways. Someone stores in a shed under the roof, others on the street, protecting them from rain with ordinary plastic wrap, and someone makes sheds for firewood, which protect from moisture and decorate their summer cottage quite adequately.
Place for the shed must be chosen carefully, guided by certain rules:
There is a huge number of different building materials suitable for the construction of a shed for firewood, we will highlight three of them: wood, metal and polycarbonate.
The easiest option for construction is timber. Here are some of the advantages of wood over metal and polycarbonate. Let's take a closer look:
The relatively inexpensive price of lumber will provide cost savings, it is also possible to use improvised material, if you have a forest plantation nearby, then the material can be picked up there. Trunks of dry trees 20-30 cm in diameter and two to three meters high are quite suitable for supports. If you buy material in a store, the cost will be about 250 rubles per square meter. This is the price for a wooden planed beam 90x90 cm.
Wood can last for decades if properly cared for, covered with antiseptics from fungus, anticorrosive agents to prevent rotting. Also varnish once every 2-3 years.
It only takes a couple of days to build a wooden shed. This does not require serious knowledge in construction and ten crew members. You can do it yourself, only attracting an assistant for some work.
For the construction of a canopy made of wood, you do not need to arrange an expensive foundation, it is enough to isolate the supports from the ground by filling small bedside tables, or by placing concrete blocks ..
The roof for the shed, as a rule, is made single-pitched. Roofing material is used suitable for the main buildings. It will also depend on your financial capabilities. For the roof, slate, a metal profile are used, and polycarbonate can also be used.
A special pallet is made of 20x100mm boards for storing firewood. The boards are laid at 2 cm intervals for better ventilation.
It is not difficult to build a shed for firewood from a tree and you can do it alone, and it will serve you for a long time and pleasing to the eye.
For this, the main thing is to observe some points:
Not worse than wood firewood sheds made of metal look.
Many people choose metal. And there are certain reasons for this, which we will now consider in more detail.
The ability to carry a large wind and bearing load, allows you not to be afraid of strong winds and large snowdrifts on the roof.
The use of metal allows you to build sheds of complex design.
The roof for the canopy can be either single-pitched or gable. The ideal material for roofing is profiled iron. Polycarbonate also looks good.
To build a metal canopy you will need from the tool:
Unlike a canopy made of wood, building a canopy made of metal requires the ability to use a grinder and the skill of welding.
It is advisable to concrete the supports of the metal canopy into the ground. At the same time, drown them to a depth of 40-50 cm. We take a concrete solution: 1 part of cement, 1 part of fine gravel and 3 parts of sand.
In order to comply with all geometric dimensions, we first weld the frame on the ground, and only then we expose and fill it with concrete. After the concrete has set, we proceed to painting and cover the roof.
For storing firewood, a special pallet is made of boards, and the floor can also be made from a square pipe.
Construction of a metal shed for firewood is not difficult, but it requires a number of skills and adherence to some points:
Walls of both wood and metal canopies, as well as the roof can be sewn up polycarbonate.
Fairly popular material for building lungs designs is polycarbonate.
It will be beneficial to build a canopy using this material for several reasons:
When compared with a profiled iron sheet, it is twice as cheap.
Ease of installation - in calm weather, this can be done alone.
In order for the wood not to get wet during a strong thunderstorm, it is necessary to make roof slopes so that the angle from the end of the roof to the beginning of the wood is at least 45%.
Polycarbonate is fastened with screws, or bolted using thermal washers.
Since an ordinary iron washer can overheat the attachment point and melt polycarbonate in the summer in the sun. Also, rubber pads will eliminate leaks at the attachment points.
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