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#39661 - 01/15/07 11:58 AM Making a trapping shed advice anyone?
OSUtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 35
Loc: Oregon
I am going to start making my trapping shed this spring and summer. and want to have it all drawn out before spring so I am ready to roll when the weather gets better. I ask this question because you always do things better your second time around and was looking to see what you guys would do differantly on your trap shed. Just maybe i could incorporate these ideas into mybuilding plans. I would love to see some pics just to get an idea of some cool things you guys have comeup with.

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#39675 - 01/15/07 12:06 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: OSUtrapper]
LM Shortcut Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 520
Loc: MI
No less than 24x36. With a cool area to hang furs after they are off the stretchers. A high area with a pulling machine to pull yotes and coon. A rack on casters for beaver boards. Lots of wall plugs, lights and heat. Running hot and cold water with a slop sink. And, located where you can drive inside and unload critters. Shelf, shelf and another shelf. Work bench here work bench there and another workbench over there. Lots of insulation too. And then upstairs on the second floor...... Good Luck. T-M

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#40167 - 01/15/07 05:11 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: LM Shortcut]
traprjo Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 498
Loc: pa
i think t-mike about covered it it seems you will never have enough room but go for it

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#40260 - 01/15/07 05:52 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: traprjo]
TrappinK-9's Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 1268
Loc: IOWA
Go alot bigger than what you think you need. I'm putting another 16 more feet on to mine this spring. Just not enough room.
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#40377 - 01/15/07 06:38 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: TrappinK-9's]
Jump Trap Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 58
Loc: Minnesota
Use at least 2 X 6 rafters and put doors on one gable end. That way you can store canoes, duckboats, portable fish houses, sleds, rat trapping stakes, etc. up there. A lot of good space up on top as long as you can access it. Good luck. Jump Trap
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#40387 - 01/15/07 06:41 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: TrappinK-9's]
NDtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1033
Loc: North Dakota
[quote=TrappinK-9's]Go alot bigger than what you think you need./quote]

Lol. Thats what I was going to say.

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#40462 - 01/15/07 07:05 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: NDtrapper]
David Underwood Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1275
Loc: Peachland NC
However big it is, it won't be big enough.
And no matter how many lights you have, you
will want some more. I don't have any windows
in mine, so no snooper can peep in. Discourages
theives. On the subject of theives, fix the
place so it can be locked good. Heat is a must.
Running water is an almost must. I have a radio,
TV, refrigerator, freezer, gas stove, chair,
you know, important stuff! I use the same building
for making stuff and reloading. Bait and lure
making, making wine etc.



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#40616 - 01/15/07 08:09 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: David Underwood]
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Dave, looks like you got a pretty tight spot for your work spot???
Nice lookin knifes.

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#40803 - 01/15/07 09:19 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: NDtrapper]
Ron Marsh Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 586
Loc: PA Venango Co.
I started dwrawing in space for what I wanted to store and work space and I am up to 30 X 60 and still do not know if that is enough room.
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#40824 - 01/15/07 09:28 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: Ron Marsh]
CedarRivrTrappr Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 1595
Loc: St. Ansgar, Iowa
Mine is about right, I don't know the exact size but I would say its 12'x20'. Work bench, area for hanging stretchers, area for dried furs, carcasses go out the door, area for the beam, spot for skinning, ect... Love it, I just wish it was warmer.
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#42310 - 01/16/07 07:44 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: TexA 68 & going]
David Underwood Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1275
Loc: Peachland NC
SilverFox, my work room is 12 X 20.
Not too big to heat good. But plenty
of room to work. There are sheds on
three sides of the building, making
it roughly 30 X 50. The sheds are
full of junk. Wish it was bigger.
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#42328 - 01/16/07 07:49 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: David Underwood]
g3trappernc Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1341
Loc: Iredell County, NC
Hey Underware....You might want to hide the bongs in pic 3......

BTW - You make knives? I was thinking about starting.....May have to stop in Peachland my next time through for a tutorial!
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#42355 - 01/16/07 07:56 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: g3trappernc]
FirstTimer711 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 119
Loc: Scott Co. IA
Bongs hanging from a hook? not sure about that.. If so what he said
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#42362 - 01/16/07 07:59 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: David Underwood]
grumpy Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 463
Loc: plattsburg, missouri
my fur room is 16'X 36'. it doubles in the off season as a woodworking shop. well insulated, sheetrocked, and a ton of lights. enough plug-ins to run anything i need. it's got its' own breaker system with a 220 feed from the power pole. 4 or 5 box fans picked up from garage sales.

i made my own skinning/hoist system about 5 years ago and haven't regretted it one bit. except i should have done it sooner. i've got six cables strung across the ceiling that i hang fur on to dry. three freezers, music, water and intercom to the house. no phone though. shelves upon shelves for storage. an eight foot work bench. several roll-around work benches. space for my four-wheeler. right now, it's pretty crowded in there with all the fur i'm getting ready to take to auction this weekend. i plan on taking some pictures of it tommorow so i should be able to post them on here in a couple of weeks.

i've been thinking about expanding to make a little more room. i don't know if a fella ever has "enough" space.

the grump.
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#42366 - 01/16/07 08:01 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: g3trappernc]
coonhusker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 998
Loc: mid-east, NE
Originally Posted By: g3trappernc
Hey Underware....You might want to hide the bongs in pic 3......!

freaking hilarious
i would have never noticed
i cant believe how much people notice stuff in pics on here!
LMAO
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#42368 - 01/16/07 08:01 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: FirstTimer711]
David Underwood Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1275
Loc: Peachland NC
Pardon my intelligence, or lack
thereof. WTF is a bong?


Edited by David Underwood (01/17/07 04:28 AM)
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#42393 - 01/16/07 08:08 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: David Underwood]
FirstTimer711 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/01/07
Posts: 119
Loc: Scott Co. IA
didnt think they were bongs.. Never heard of people hanging them... well anyway from what I hear.. Its paraphanalia(sp) for an illegal substance
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#42525 - 01/16/07 08:48 PM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: FirstTimer711]
demoman Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 38
Loc: Iowa
Built a new fur shed this summer 21x35 with 9' ceiling. Bathroom and stool in one corner, hot water heater, shower and sink, built in air conditioner, Northern Tool hanging heater (45,000 BTU)and 2 ceiling fans. Still getting it finished. Oh ya, there is a double garage also included makeing the building 45x35 with 10' of storage in the attic 45' long. Plan to put a 10x12 walkin freezer in next summer to replace 5 freezers. Seems pretty big since I just moved out of a shed that was 11x24. Build it BIG as you will never have enough room.

Gene

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#43166 - 01/17/07 09:44 AM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: demoman]
BigBob Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 8164
Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
I'm building a new shed myself, 16x20 2 story. (75% scrounged material.)It doesn't cost much more to raise the sides 3-4 ft, and use heavier stringers as floor joist's. Add a few sheets of plywood and you're good to go. A door on a gable end makes it easier to put big stuff in. Really helps clean clutter out of the basement.
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#43181 - 01/17/07 09:59 AM Re: making a trapping shed advice anyone? [Re: BigBob]
DLM Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 660
Loc: Maine
Simply put - make it bigger than what you think you need.

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