Is Delivery Available?
Many of the small Garden Sheds, Chicken Coops and Out Houses are designed to slide in between the standard pick up truck wheel wells measuring 49 – 52 inches. For larger Garden sheds delivery is available and price depends on the distance and final location. For smaller items Delivery is possible to points between Brimfield and the Providence, Rhode Island area. Route 20, 146, 44, 169, 131.
How do I Prepare the Shed Site?
The ultimate resting place for your shed should be level and free and clear of rocks, stumps, water and debris and should have good drainage. The best way to prepare for shed placement is to put down a layer of crushed stone or trap rock on previously leveled and cleared ground. Crushed stone allows for the best drainage and leveling of a shed. The stone can be smoothed with a garden rake and once in place the shed can be tweaked to a level point by adding or removing stone. Not everyone wants the added expense of preparing the site with crushed stone so once the site has been cleared an alternative method of leveling would be to use solid flat cement blocks or pressure treated wood blocks or 4 x 4 square posts with a minimum of support in all four corners. Larger sheds should have support on four corners and two places in the middle. The end goal is to provide good support and air flow under your shed to prevent moist wood, mildew and decay.
Should I Paint or use water sealers?
If the shed site has been properly prepared and there is adequate drainage and air-flow around and under your shed, the untreated or unpainted native wood will last for many years and will turn a silvery gray color. However you can prolong the life and or enhance the desired look of your shed using materials like Linseed Oil, Water Sealers or wood stains. Stains are preferred over paint as they soak into the wood and eliminate scraping at a later date. Adding an additional sealer, stain or paint to your shed should be done only when the wood is completely dry. Caution should be used with any type of sealer that will be in contact with livestock or children.
What Type of Wood is used for Raised Bed Gardens ?
“NEVER USE PRESSURE TREATED” for the containment of soil which risks soil contamination. Our Raised Beds are Made of Native New England Wood using full dimensional lumber, which means a 2 x 6 is a full two inches by six inches. Thicker and wider boards than you would buy from Home Depot or Lowes. I have tested these frames in my own gardens with great success. See photos of my own aged raised bed. They are made of 2 x 6 Hemlock ! Tip: Use linseed oil on the inside of raised bed when dry and before filling with soil. Unboiled Linseed oil is non-toxic and extends the life of the bed. A good economic alternative for a raised bed and easy to stack for more height. Native Cedar, White Oak and Black Locust can also be used but tend to be a bit more costly. The estimated life of an untreated wood post, 5 to 6 inches in diameter in the ground varies. Ash, Hemlock, Pine or Spruce is 3 to 7 years. Cedar, Red Mulberry or White Oak is 7 to 15 years. Black Locust is over 15 years
Does Brimfield Shed Build Barns or Larger structures ?
No, Typically Brimfield Shed does not build sheds or structures larger that 8 x 10.
Does Brimfield Shed Provide Custom milling services of Logs for lumber?
Yes, Brimfield Shed is capable of custom milling your logs into structural lumber and beams for sheds and barns or almost any building project you can imagine. Our mill is mobile and we can come to your location thus saving you the high cost of trucking and turning your logs into a high value useful product. After the devastating tornado of June 1, 2011 we milled many salvage logs into usable lumber that went into the rehab and construction of farm buildings, small sheds, horse barns and an auto salvage company. Our mill is capable of milling lumber and beams of up to 20 feet in length. Milling of Pine, Hemlock, Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, Cedar and Maple. All native wood species that can be turned into valuable lumber for almost any project you can imagine. If you have logs to mill, contact us at info@BrimfieldShed.com or call 413-245-0961