Woodshed Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about woodshed plans. If you want to store 1 cord of wood in safe conditions so it dries out properly, you should check this simple design. My plans come with step by step instructions and you can easily adjust all the dimensions to suit your needs. See my other DIY projects HERE.

We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

 

 

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Woodshed Plans

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Building a woodshed

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 5 pieces – 45″ long FLOOR 
  • B – 11 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long DECKING
  • C – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 60 1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 73 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 73 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 61 3/4″ long LEGS
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 43  1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 50 3/2″ long, 4 pieces – 44 1/4″ long RAFTERS
  • E – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 29 1/4″x59 1/2 long, 2 pieces – 24 1/2″x59 1/2 long ROOF
  • F – 50 sq ft of underlayment, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • G – 16 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 48″ long, 9 pieces – 94 1/2″ long WALLS

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

Building a wood storage shed

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Building-the-floor-frame

Build the floor of the shed from 2×6 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components. If you want to build a durable shed, you should invest in cedar, as it is weather resistant.

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Laying-the-decking

Use 2×4 boards for the decking. Align the boards with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure them into place tightly.

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Fitting-the-side-posts

Use 2×4 lumber for the side legs. Make 15 degree cuts to the top of the side posts. Drill pilot holes and insert 3″ lag bolts to secure the legs to the floor frame. Use a spirit level to plumb the legs with a spirit level.

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Fitting-the-front-posts

Fit 2×4 legs to the front of the wood shed, as well. Use a spirit level to plumb the posts with a spirit level.

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Back-posts

Attach 2×4 legs to the back of the shed, as well.

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Fitting-the-side-wall-slats

Next, you need to install 1×6 boards to the sides of the shed, so you protect the firewood from the elements. Use 1 1/4″ screws to secure the slats to the vertical posts.

fitting-the-back-wall-slats

Fitting-the-back-wall-slats

Attach 1×6 slats to the back of the shed. Use 1 1/4″ screws to secure the slats to the vertical posts.

fitting-the-roof-sheets

Fitting-the-roof-sheets

Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and secure them into place with 1 1/4″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.

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Fitting-the-roofing-sheets

Pay attention to the side and front overhangs, so that the joints between the sheets fall over the median of the rafters.

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Fitting-the-roofing

Cover the roof with tar paper and the install asphalt shingles. Read the manufacturer’s instructions to install the shingles in a professional manner. In addition, install the dripping edges.

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Woodshed-plans

Apply a few coats of paint or stain to protect the components from the elements and to enhance the look of the project.

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Bike-shed-plans

If you want to build a 1 cord firewood shed, make sure you check out these plans. A lean to firewood shed is ideal for a narrow backyard, as you will save space by building it against the wall. You can easily use this shed for storing other items, such as your bicycles. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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