Simple firewood shed plans

This step by step woodworking project is about simple firewood shed plans. If you want to create a large shed that can store more than 4 cord of wood, you should check out this project. I designed this shed as to require as little money as possible to build. Follow the local building codes and hire a professional contractor if you don’t have the right skills to undertake the project on your own.

We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pressure-treated lumber, 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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Building a firewood storage shed

Building a firewood storage shed

 

Materials

  • A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 108″ long, 3 pieces – 89 3/4″ long POSTS
  • B – 4 pieces of 2×6 – 90 3/4″ long SUPPORT BEAMS
  • C – 9 pieces of 2×4 – 94 1/2″ long RAFTERS
  • D – 10 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 72″ long, 10 pieces – 96″ long SLATS
  • E – 14 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 96″ long ROOFING SUPPORTS
  • F – corrugated metal sheets – 140 sq ft ROOFING
  • G – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 96″ long TRIMS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Add trims to the pavilion
  • Secure the roofing slats to the structure with galvanized screws

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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Simple firewood shed plans

Laying out the posts

Laying out the posts

 

The first step of the project is to layout the posts for the storage shed. Use string and batter boards to get an accurate result. You can easily adjust the size of your firewood storage shed, if you want to store more wood, as this construction is modular.

 

Fitting the posts

Fitting the posts

 

After marking the location of the posts, you need to dig 2-3′ deep holes in the ground, using a post hole digger. Install tube forms and fit the posts into place, making sure they are perfectly plumb. Secure the 4×4 posts with braces before filling the forms with concrete.

Smart Tip: Alternatively, you could use posts anchors. You need to secure the metal anchors into concrete, as to lock the wooden posts into place properly. Align everything with attention and with great care.

 

Fitting the top beams

Fitting the top beams

 

Cut the support beams for the roof from 2×6 lumber. Fit the beams to the top of the posts, as shown in the plans. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the beams and lock them into place with 3 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components.

 

Attaching the back slats

Attaching the back slats

 

In order to better protect the firewood from the elements, you should attach 1×6 slats to the back of the shed. Make sure you align the edges and place the slats equally-spaced. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats to the posts.

 

Fitting the side slats

Fitting the side slats

 

Attach 1×6 slats to the sides of the shed, as shown in the diagram.

 

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

 

Build the rafters for the firewood shed from 2×4 lumber. Use a saw to adjust the size of the rafters to 94 1/2″.

 

Making the notch notch

Making the top notch

 

You need to make a notch to the top of the rafters, in order to fit to the support beams easily.

 

Making the bottom notch

Making the bottom notch

 

In addition, you need to make a notch to the base of the rafters, using the information from the diagram. Clean the notch with sandpaper.

 

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

 

Fit the rafters to the support beams, making sure you place them equally-spaced. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the support beams.

 

Fitting the end trims

Fitting the end trims

 

Attach 1×4 trims to the front and to the back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and secure the trims to the rafters using 1 5/8″ screws.

 

Fitting the roofing sheets supports

Fitting the roofing sheets supports

 

After fitting the rafters, you have several options for the roofing: asphalt shingles, slats or corrugated metal sheets. In this project we show you how to install the corrugated sheets, as they are easier to install and keep the costs down. Before laying the sheets, you need to install 1x2s to the rafters, as shown in the diagram. Adjust the distance between the slats according to what type of corrugated sheets you use.

 

Attaching the corrugated sheets

Attaching the corrugated sheets

 

Lay the sheets to the roof of the firewood shed, making sure you align all the edges. Use appropriate screws to lock the sheets to the supports.

 

Large firewood shed - Back View

Large firewood shed – Back View

 

As you can notice in the diagram, the firewood shed has a rustic look, but it can easily blend in any backyard.

 

How to build a wood storage shed

How to build a wood storage shed

 

Therefore, if you want a large wood storage shed that can store more than 4 cords, this is the projects for you. I have designed this shed so that you spend as little as possible, so if you enjoy the minimalist design, you should consider building one. Perfectly dried firewood burn better, so this is a must have project for any home.

 

Simple firewood shed plans

Simple firewood shed plans

 

Smart Tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Make sure you choose quality components taht suit your needs and tastes. 

 

 

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