Wood rack, take two

This summer I built a new wood rack. I had tried to move the one from our old house, but the movers couldn’t get it out of our back gate, so I finally got around to building a new one this year. I followed a pretty similar plan as last time. This time I did not make the roof as steep, because it ended up reducing the space for wood quite a bit. I used 1/4″ plywood on the sides, and 1/2″ plywood for the roof. I used a number of 2x4s leftover from Dave and Ellen’s reconstruction project, and bought a couple new ones. I did make one mistake – I put plywood nearly the entire back this time, including all the way down to the horizontal 2x4s. This meant that there was no place for the logs to rest. So I ended up adding some additional 2x4s inside the vertical 2x4s. This actually had the advantage of making it possible to stack the front row of wood without sticking out too much.

Spencer, Meg, and Clare all helped stack the wood.

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Materials
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Putting on roll roofing
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Roll roofing attached
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Assembling wood rack – using a small scrap piece of wood to hold up leg horizontally
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Attaching plywood back
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Handy screwdriver attachment keeps screws from falling
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Wood rack complete
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Finished wood rack
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Spencer helping stack wood
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Wood rack loaded with 1 cord of black walnut, birch and white oak
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Meg and Spencer looking at the toad that came with the wood
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Spencer holds the toad

Scarecrow Festival

Meg and I went to the scarecrow festival today in Olde Towne Arvada. We saw giant pumpkins, did a maze, went on a hay ride, bought a pumpkin, and finished with some ice cream from Scrumptious, which Meg and I think is the best in the whole world. We also saw lots of cool scarecrows. Meg really liked the Minion scarecrows. Autumn is Meg’s favorite season.