This step by step diy woodworking project is about free wood shed plans. This simple wood shed can store up to 3/4 cords of wood and is easy to build. You can adjust the size, shape and the design of the project to suit your needs. The feature a 30 degree sloped roof for easy access. Make sure you take a look over the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.
Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure.
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Free Wood Shed Plans
- A – 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 90″ long, 7 pieces – 18″ long FRAME
- A – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 90″ long DECKING
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 64 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 62″ long, 2 pieces – 51 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 51 1/4″ long LEGS
- C – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long BEAMS
- D – 14 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 29 3/4″ long RAFTERS
- E – 14 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 24 3/4″ long, 7 pieces – 93″ long SIDE SLATS
- F – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 30 3/4″x96″ long ROOF
- G – 20 sq ft of tar paper, 20 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
Building a narrow wood shed
The first step of the project is to build the frame for the wood shed. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the long joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are right-angled and align everything with attention.
Attach 2×4 slats to the frame, as shown in the diagram. Place the slats equally-spaced, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.
Attach the 2×4 slats to the front and to the back of the shed. Drill pilot holes and insert 3″ lag bolts. Use a spirit level to plumb the legs.
Next, attach the side legs to the frame, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert the lag screws. Drill pilot holes through the front legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the side legs.
Attach the 2×6 beams to the front and to the back of the shed. Drill pilot holes through the beams and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the legs. Use a spirit level to check if the beams are horizontal.
Build the rafters from 2×4 lumber. Cut both ends of the rafters at 60 degrees. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Place the rafters equally-spaced and drill pilot holes through the beams. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the rafters into place. Two screws for each joint will add support to the structure.
Build the roof from 3/4″ plywood. Align the edges with attention and lock it into place with 1 5/8″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components.
Staple tar paper to the roof and then install asphalt shingles. Install the asphalt shingles one by one, from the bottom of the roof to the top. Secure the shingles into place using a nail gun and 1/2” screws.
Top Top: Snap a chalk line to guide you when installing the next rows. In addition, make sure the shingles overhang the edges of the roof at least 1/2”, to drain the water properly.
Attach 1×4 slats to the back of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Place the slats equally spaced for a symmetrical result. You can use a 2″ block of wood to create even gaps between the slats.
Fit 1×4 slats to the sides of the firewood shed. Place the slats equally-spaced for a professional result. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats into place.
This small firewood shed can store up to 3/4″ cords of wood, making it ideal for your backyard, if you have an outdoor barbeque or a fire pit. Storing the wood will dry them and protect them from the elements.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-200 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project.
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