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We took a trip over towards Grand Junction, Colorado, to a wedding ,and had an hour to kill so we went to a local museum and saw these wooden silo's. I had never seen anything like them.
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Hi Miles, beautiful discovery, and great share, they used to build really exceptional stuff. I had never heard of wooden silo's
 
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What sort of foundations did theses have? Does anyone know if a (wrapped in landscape fabric? I guess, though i dont like the material) rubble foundation would work?
 
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Skye, these had cement foundations . Someone who knows more about that sort of stuff will have to suggest a more permies alternative.
 
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- A google search for wooden silos will get you 100's of pictures, there was still a company doing repairs and new builds in Pen, N. Y., and New England

within the last 25 Years !

Here is a dated Mother Earth News Article on building with Wood recycled from Wooden silos Link Below ! :


http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/wood-silos-zmaz75sozgoe.aspx

For the Crafts ! Big AL
 
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I imagine that control of vermin would be a constant battle, with so many potential entry points.
 
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Hello skye,

We (several of the companies I consult with/for) average a silo call every few months for sale or restoration. I will do my best at expanding your questions if I miss anything...

What sort of foundations did theses have?



Originally stone, cob/lime, and timber, and in the vernacular forms of silo, granary, and the related "dry food storage" structures, this is still the most common practice...

Does anyone know if a (wrapped in landscape fabric? I guess, though i don't like the material) rubble foundation would work?



It could...if designed a built correctly.

I can suggest, If you don't care for the "landscape fabric" or "geo cloth" (though some are post consumer recycled materials if you look for them) these fabrics are not a "must have," in more vernacular design...

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If you want to see one from a few different angles there is one in a Denver suburb that you can see from google street view.

90th and Wadsworth
Westminster, CO

It is on the northwest corner.
 
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