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When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
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It’s that simple to build your own 5 cord firewood shed!
5 Cord Firewood Shed – Free DIY Plans
- A – 3 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 84″ long, 3 pieces – 108″ long POTS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 87 3/4″ long, 12 pieces – 70 1/2″ long FLOOR FRAME
- C – 4 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 96″ long SUPPORT BEAMS
- D – 24 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long DECKING BOARDS
- E – 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 90″ long RAFTERS
- F – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′ long, 2 pieces – 42″x48″ long, 1 piece – 42″x96″ long ROOF
- G – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8′ long, 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 91″ long TRIMS
- H – 140 sq ft of tar paper, 140 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 3 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 10′
- 53 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 140 sq ft of tar paper, 140 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 6d nails, 16d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
How to build a 6×16 wood shed
The first step of the project is to build the posts for the firewood shed. Use 6×6 lumber for posts and make the notches, as shown in the diagram. Make parallel cuts inside the marked areas and then remove the excess with a chisel. Smooth the notch with sandpaper.
You can set the posts in concrete or you can pour 3′ deep footings and use posts anchors. Considering this is a light outdoor project, you can set the posts to anchors. That is why, these plans are designed having that assumption in mind (concrete anchors). Make sure you let the concrete to dry out for a few day, before installing the posts into place.
Use string and batter boards to layout the posts for the shed. Fit the posts to the anchors and plumb them with a spirit level. Use temporarily braces to secure the posts until you attach the plates.
Use 2×6 lumber for the joists. Fit the joists to the base of the posts and use a spirit level to make sure they are perfectly horizontal. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock joists into place tightly.
Use 2×6 lumber for the rest of the joists. Place the joists equally spaced and secure them into place with 3 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square.
Fit the 2×8 support beams to the top of the posts, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use 2×6 lumber for the floor boards. Use a piece of 3/4″ plywood as a spacer between the boards. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use 2×6 lumber for the rafters. Mark the cuts on the rafters and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges flush.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, every 16″ on center. Use rafter ties to secure the rafters to the support beams, as shown in the diagram.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the shed. Align the edges and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the front of the shed roof. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.
Use 2×8 lumber for the side of the firewood shed. Use a miter saw to make a 20 degree cut to one end of the side trims. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Cover the roof of the shed with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
This attached firewood shed features a large opening for easy access to the wood logs. You can stack a few wood sheds together to increase the storage capacity.
This 6×16 attached firewood storage shed has capacity for 5 cords of wood/
This 6×16 wood shed is ideal for any homeowner, as it will shelter the firewood from the weather, while adding a touch of unique charm to your backyard. As you can see in the diagram, you can attach this firewood shed to an already existing building. The lean to roof will drain the water to the front.
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