Sunday, 18 July 2010

A new improved firewood shelter (part 4)

A brilliant day to be in the woods! Lovely sunshine, but not too hot. Best of all, we've finished the roof on the firewood drying shelter! Andrew dropped in, so we made sure he got his hands dirty, cleaving some chestnut for the roof:
He got the hang of it nicely, but then again he has been practising with a froe making kindling already.
He also gave us a hand moving some logs after I'd cut them up, though some went into the trailer for delivery to a friend in return for a favour they'd done us.
I think the shelter looks pretty good now with its roof complete - all we need to do now is add a gutter for rainwater harvesting!
You might notice an extra support to the left - we thought the cross-bean was sagging a little, so we trimmed down a Y-shaped pole we'd saved nearly three years ago, thinking it would come in useful some time...
The shelter's also a handy place to suspend some birch bark to dry for fire lighting.
You can see the earlier construction of the firewood shelter in part 1, part 2 and part 3.



Jez said...

Hi, I've been reading your blog for a while, it's very neat. I've also started one of my own on a similar theme. For my log store I've currently adopted a simple tarpaulin to keep the elements off but I might build something a bit more permanent at some point.

Mike Pepler said...

Hi Jez, nice blog, and interested to see your firewood shelter - we should have done something like that instead of our old shelter. We may still do it in addition to the one we've built, once it's full.