Testament to my husband – or the adult version of Robin Wood

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Our neighbours, Wes and Rosa shared their hedge and tree trimmings with us in preparation for wood stove heaven.
An early Christmas present from my parents - yup, two and half tons of logs!
An early Christmas present from my parents – yup, two and half tons of logs!
Not a prepossessing start, I confess but it is step 1 in the construction of our wood shed; as well as another use for pallets!
Not a prepossessing start, I confess but it is step 1 in the construction of our wood shed; as well as another use for pallets!
For those of you who are not well acquainted with the infamous Shortle brothers here is the explanation for the strange title. As a youngster Chris was fascinated by fires and would often  make a fire in the woods on one memorable day the fire that was made to cook their ill gotten gains instead set fire to the whole wood - oops!
For those of you who are not well acquainted with the infamous Shortle brothers here is the explanation for the strange title. As a youngster Chris was fascinated by fires and would often make a fire in the woods on one memorable day the fire that was made to cook their ill gotten gains instead set fire to the whole wood – oops!
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The roof utilises the old floorboards from the recently reconfigured third bedroom and the joist at the front was surplus to requirements but help create a flat edge to the front of the wood shed.
Progress - by cutting one third off each long pallet we were able to create the sides and use the remaining parts as the centre strut. Another smaller pallet was used to create the 'floor' which will ensure the logs remain off the ground and allow air to circulate.
Progress – by cutting one third off each long pallet we were able to create the sides and use the remaining parts as the centre strut. Another smaller pallet was used to create the ‘floor’ which will ensure the logs remain off the ground and allow air to circulate.
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Looking good – Chris really appreciates the chop saw as it made cutting the featheredge simple, quick and accurate – money well spent.
Chris finished off the sides with featheredge boards which added a much more stylish finish.
Chris finished off the sides with featheredge boards which added a much more stylish finish.
Finished?
Finished?
Ah, that's better! A lick of coloured woodstain has ensured that it coordinates with the colours in the garden and has 'minimised' the size - it also looks nice!
Ah, that’s better! A lick of coloured woodstain has ensured that it coordinates with the colours in the garden and has ‘minimised’ the size – it also looks nice!
An early Christmas present from my parents - yup, two and half tons of logs!
Oh yes back to where we started – an early Christmas present from my parents – yup, two and half tons of logs!
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Two and a half tons of logs delivered by Peter Bloomfield (no relation as far as I know) but needing to be loaded into a wheelbarrow and taken into the back garden. Fun!
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Just some of the logs wheel-barrowed through by my husband and then left for me to ‘stack neatly’ – he reminded me almost gleefully that I always insist that ‘when things are done neatly that they take up less room.’ Hmmm, hoist by my own petard, I fear … oh well, best get on.
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Feeling quite smug so time for a cuppa.
Almost done - and so am I!
Almost done – and so am I!
Eh voila!
Eh voila! No roof yet – just as well as I had to stack the remainder on the top!
Just a lovely photo of some of our logs.
Just a lovely photo of some of our logs.

2 thoughts on “Testament to my husband – or the adult version of Robin Wood”

  1. Another brilliant use of the old pallet! Well done Chris, and as for stacking or ‘arranging’ the log pile, there is an art form right there! We have just finished our own wood shed using pallets, the sides of an old shed and some spare roof slates and we love just looking at the stack of beautiful logs.

    1. Good morning, Caroline, I totally agree that there is great satisfaction in gazing upon the woodpile! Thec roof is waiting as we have had to stack logs on the top of the pallets at the moment but we’ll update when we get that finished. We are getting on well with the house – brickies in at the moment and Chris busy putting in stud partitions to create the third bedroom – more blog stuff coming very soon.

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