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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the wood badge in woodland care.

For this BB, you will make a skiddable firewood shed that holds one cord of wood!

For more information on skiddable structures, please check out the permies thread ten skiddable structures.

Here is what one might look like:

(source: Portable Wood Shed on Skids)

The requirements for this BB are to do the following:
     o build a skiddable firewood shed that holds one cord of wood
     o must clearly be sturdy enough to be dragged around from location to location

To get certified for this BB, provide proof of the following as either pictures of a video (<2 mins):
     o materials for building the structure
     o progress of building the skiddable firewood shed
     o completed skiddable firewood shed that obviously holds at least one cord of wood (128 cubic feet) Please show measurements of the structure for reference
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built a small skiddable wood shed. It most likely will hold 2 cords. Most of the wood for it was on hand. All of the materials were scattered around the property. The structure for the wood is 6' by 5'-7'(sloped roof) by 8'.
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the cedar skids
the cedar skids
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roofing and wood
roofing and wood
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cross bracing and such
cross bracing and such
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4 posts are up!
4 posts are up!
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cedar and fir slabs for the floor.
cedar and fir slabs for the floor.
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picture of the joints
picture of the joints
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roof strapping and joists are up
roof strapping and joists are up
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Roofing it on!
Roofing it on!
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puting board on board siding
puting board on board siding
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another photo
another photo
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i used some cedar slabs for siding
i used some cedar slabs for siding
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proped the stucture up on rocks
proped the stucture up on rocks
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another of the rocks and the floor
another of the rocks and the floor
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The divider to seperate one years wood from the other. My aim is to have 2 years worth of dry wood.
The divider to seperate one years wood from the other. My aim is to have 2 years worth of dry wood.
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measurements 9 feet by about 6 feet
measurements 9 feet by about 6 feet
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80 inches or so on the high side
80 inches or so on the high side
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60 inches on the low side
60 inches on the low side
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Note: Nice skiddable shed!!!

 
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I am building this in December, and felled a bunch of trees for it.

My structure will be a six foot cube.

What size (diameter) would y'all recommend for my skids, cross braces and corners?

Which bottom design is best? Thanks for the help in advance.
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