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a1Jim

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01-14-2022 06:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood storage

Hi gang
My shop is overrun with wood I just need to find an alternative place to store some of it and have no place to build a permanent storage shed.

Just wondering if anyone has used a 10×20 canopy for wood storage? If so could you share photos of how you designed the inside?

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos


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James E McIntyre

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#1 posted 01-14-2022 07:08 PM

Not me. But I do like yours website.

Wish I was closer to you. I would attend.

-- James E McIntyre

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jonah

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#2 posted 01-14-2022 07:23 PM

Is there any reason you can’t just build a small shed? Those canopies are not great in a wind storm and they look trashy too IMO.

A shed could be used for other things in the future too.

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splintergroup

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#3 posted 01-14-2022 07:31 PM

I use a 20’ shipping container, not the cheapest option, but bone dry, squirrel proof, and has that rural yard decor charm 8^)

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 01-14-2022 08:22 PM

Thanks for the input.guys.

Thanks, James

jonah, as a 30+ year contractor of course building a shed, was the first thing that comes to mind but as I said in my post, I can’t build anything for a number of reasons , it has to be temporary Yes I understand. the negative aspects of a canopy.

Thanks, Splinter, I would like a shipping container but If I move It would be an issue trying to move it.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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CaptainKlutz

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#5 posted 01-14-2022 08:59 PM

How long do you want to use it?

IME – Temporary is OK, long term no good.

Tried using one of those 10×20 tents in when I lived in Tucson for wood storage. It lasted ~14 months before sun weaken the fabric and winds tore it up. If sides go all way to ground it wicks/holds moisture, and was slow to dry out; even with 3-4in gravel base. Ended up rolling up sides 1 ft for airflow. Had to use 3ft long ground stakes to keep it from flying away. It would routinely pull up stakes a couple inches in a monsoon storm. They are hotter than Hades inside in AZ summer. The fabric does not filter IR very well. Have a friend using same one for 10+ years. His is protected from high winds in a small back yard, and he added a 2nd silver reflective HF tarp on top that needs replacing every couple of years. With 2nd silver tarp can work inside the shelter, but only till mid-morning in summer time.

Used a 2 rows of long 3ft deep commercial cantilever metal storage racks down each side bought cheap from a auction. Placed the I-beam legs on top of pressure treated plywood to spread load. Was OK for back edge to sink into gravel, but not front legs.

+1 Sea box.
Eventually bought a pair of 20ft sea boxes, and moved the racks inside one.
Had various critter issues with underside of sea box. There is gap between bottom of wood floor and frame they loved to use for shade. Boxes have openings in base for fork truck too. Had a critter chew a hole through 2” wood floor. Critter issues where solved by adding a truck load of gravel, piled 1 ft deep around the base of box. Storage box seller treated the underside with heavy undercoating containing insecticide to prevent termite infestation for first 10 years at slight additional cost. Never saw a live bug in the box while I owned them. The ground squirrel that chewed hole was dead inside too.

Sorry. This was before camera phones took usable pictures, so no pictures available on PC.

Cheers!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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Ocelot

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#6 posted 01-14-2022 09:08 PM

What’s wrong with an alluminum carport? They are cheap, quick to put up, a lot more sturdy than a tent, and temporary enough if it has to be.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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hotbyte

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#7 posted 01-14-2022 09:19 PM

If being temporary is a building codes thing, what about a shed on 4X6 or 6X6 sleds? Those are done a lot around here and considered temporary structures. Aluminum carport covers are also considered temporary if they are installed on the aluminum runners and not secured in place, i.e. into concrete…they still have rebar spikes driven into ground to hold in place.

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Ocelot

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#8 posted 01-14-2022 09:42 PM

What’s wrong with an metal carport? They are fairly cheap, quick to put up, a lot more sturdy than a tent, and temporary enough if it has to be.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#9 posted 01-14-2022 09:55 PM

If you are looking for just a year or two the fabric will be okay if you don’t have any storms. Otherwise I would look for something with a hardtop roof. Hard side would be nice too, but fabric side will be okay.

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 01-14-2022 10:27 PM

Thanks, Capt lots of good options showing the plus side and departmental aspects they all have.

Ocelot yes the metal carports are cheap( 1250 with sides in my area) but I’m thinking of moving and the only way I could take it with is to take it apart and I already have a multitude of things to move in my shop already, Lastly, I have a canopy already and know how to anchor it.

Thanks, Bill my thoughts exactly a couple of years of use and I’ll know if I’m going to move or not.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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Knockonit

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#11 posted 01-14-2022 10:35 PM

i used them for my bass boat and a jeep i was rebuilding, here in desert only lasted 8 months, between sun and monsoon winds, trashed them.
good luck, i’d do alum and if moving sell it to someone on the ’’you remove for a deal’‘
rj in az

-- Living the dream

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 01-14-2022 10:52 PM

Good point about selling it Knckonit.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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