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                                Wood Shed (Puuvaja)

The wood shed on the north end of the hay barn was used to store firewood especially for the winter months. Wood was used year round for cooking, in the sauna and heating. Trees were cut and blocked in the winter months when “idle” time occurred and allowed to dry during the summer. Cutting and splitting the wood was done by hand using a buck saw, crosscut saw, and an axe or splitting maul.

 

 

 

 

Connected to the north end of the hay barn is a timber and pole frame woodshed. A double layer of vertical sawmill slabs form the siding for this add-on storage area, which measures thirteen feet by twenty-one feet. Hand split cedar shingles nailed to rough sawn pine boards act as the roofing material.

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