It needed to meet certain criteria:
Fit into the only place in my garden that was spare!
Be large enough to hold a winters worth of wood.
Not cost more than last years gas bill.
Step 1: 3d/cgi Design Stage
Step 2: Surprise
10 of 2"x2" (2.4m)
6 of 2"x4" (2.4m)
8 of 3m kick board planks
all treated for outdoor use, and from chambers timber Leyton. (£105)
1 sheet of coratherm dual layered clear roof sheet
1 x pack of 10 fixings £30
I also used a bucket of decking screws I had left over.
I used a compound mitre saw
and a Bosch drill
Step 3: Shelves and Roof Frame
I made the 2 shelves as frames from the 2 x 2. they were 2.4 m long and 30cm deep, and had 5 noggins along the length. then I cut the planks to screw along the top faces of the shelves. The top frame, which was to be the roof.... was similar construction but deeper.... as it would be used at an angle! all njust cut and screwed together.
Step 4: Uprights and Assembly
I laid them down alongside the shelves on the ground (so they were the correct width)
and then marked the angle of the roof I wanted across both.
so this meant the roof would have the correct angle cut on both uprights.....based on the width of the frame id build for it. hope that makes sense?
anyway... I basically did it all on the ground before I cut the angles.
the assembly was slightly tricky due to the space... but I got a friend to help me hold bits as I screwed them together. 3 screws through each vertical into the shelves.
Step 5: The Roof
Step 6: Girlfriend Vs Circular Saw
Sarah still had most of her fingers and arms afterwards! awesome!