Building a log store
With two new woodburning stoves we needed a wood store. We’re in the middle of getting the Coach House roof repaired so this has meant that we have a load of hulking bits of timber with rotten ends! So we thought we could re-use the timber to build a log store. Because they’re original Victorian timbers, they’re all nice Pitch Pine which is much stronger and denser than modern equivalents.
I was thinking of using the old tiles as well – but then thought it was a bit overkill. I have re-used an old pallet that the radiators were delivered on as the base – it raises the wood off the floor and allows for good ventilation.
So I got out my pencil, paper, hammer and circular saw. I decided to go for a 15 degree slope on the roof (it just looked about right) and in the end bought some feather edged brown boards from Jewsons to make the roof with.
Here’s a during shot – with the uprights and the cross braces attached with nice big timber fixing bolts and just trimming and nailing down the roof boards.
And the last boards – look at the concentration!
Ta Dah! here’s the finished article, solid as a rock and pretty cute eh? Total cost about £30 for the roof boards, extra timber, screws and nails. Probably just need to give the old timber a coat of wood preservative and it should last a while!