Wood Storage Shed Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about wood storage shed plans. The project features instructions for building a 4×4 firewood shed that can store up to 1/2 cords of wood. If you are looking for detailed plans for building a sturdy wood shed with a decorative design, chances are you came to the right place. Make sure you take a look over the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.

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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Wood Storage Shed Plans

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Building a wood storage shed

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 4 pieces – 45″ long JOISTS
  • B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x48″ long FLOOR
  • C – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 48″ long SKIDS
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 6 pieces – 54 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 8 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 16″ long 2xSIDE WALLS
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 6 pieces – 54 1/4″ long BACK WALL
  • F – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 6″ long, 6 pieces – 80″ long, 2 pieces – 8″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long FRONT WALL
  • G -6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 56 3/8″ long, 4 pieces – 12″ long RAFTERS

  • 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 8′
  • 34 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x4′
  • 50 pieces of 1 5/8″ screws
  • 100 pieces of 3 1/2″ screws
  • 200 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws

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How to build a firewood shed

Building the floor frame

Building the floor frame

The first step of the project is to build the frame for the firewood shed. Build the joists from 2×4 lumber, making sure you cut them at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square. In addition, measure the diagonals to check if they are equal.

Attaching the skids

Attaching the skids

Next, you need to attach the 4×4 skids to the bottom of the frame. Cut the ends of the skids at 45 degrees and align them with the edges of the frame. Drill pilot holes and use 3 1/2″ screws to lock the skids to the frame.

Attaching the floor

Attaching the floor

Fit a piece of 3/4″ plywood to the frame of the shed. Alternatively, you could fit 1×4 slats to the joists, leaving about 1/2″ between them.

Building the front wall frame

Building the front wall frame

Build the front wall from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the vertical studs. Align the components with attention and make sure the corners are square.

Double header

Double header

Make sure you install the double header properly. Use 1/4″ plywood blocking between the headers, to enhance the rigidity of the frame. Make sure the corners are square when installing the header.

Building the back wall

Building the back wall

Build the back walls from 2×4 lumber, using the same techniques described above. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the vertical studs. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square.

Fitting the front and back walls

Fitting the front and back walls

Fit the front and back walls to the floor. Align the edges and plumb the walls with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the joists.

Building the side wall frames

Building the side wall frames

Build the side walls from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions and drill pilot holes through the top and bottom plates. Make sure the edges are aligned and check if the corners are square.

Assembling the frame of the firewood shed shed

Assembling the frame of the firewood shed shed

Fit the side walls to the floor of the shed. Align the edges with attention and use temporary braces to secure them into place while inserting the screws. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the adjacent walls together. Make sure the corners are square.

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

Build the rafters for the shed from 2×4 lumber. Cut one end of the rafters at 60 degrees and follow the diagram to make the other cuts. Smooth the cut edges with attention.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the shed frame, making sure you space them as shown in the plans. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the rafters to the top plates.

Fitting the rafter supports

Fitting the rafter supports

Fit 2×4 supports to the sides of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Cut the top of the supports at 30 degrees. Drill pilot holes and secure the supports into place using 2 1/2″ screws .

Building the front rafters

Building the front rafters

Build the front rafters from 2×4 lumber. Cut one end of the rafters at 60 degrees.

Fitting the front rafters

Fitting the front rafters

Fit the front rafters to the roof of the wood storage shed, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and lock the front rafters to the common rafters using 2 1/2″ screws. Leave no gaps between the rafters and also use metal connectors to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

Firewood shed plans

Firewood shed plans

If you want to see the rest of the project and learn how to install the side walls and the trims, as well as the roofing, we recommend you to check out part two of the shed plans.

4x4 Firewood shed plans

4×4 Firewood shed plans

As you can see in the diagram, we will also fit 1×3 trims to the side of the shed to enhance the look of the project. Work with attention and make sure you check the part 2 of the project.

Decorative firewood shed plans

Decorative firewood shed plans

The 4×4 saltbox firewood shed seen from another angle. If you want a decorative wood storage shed in your backyard, this is the project to build. It is roomy enough to store 1/2 cords of wood and it also features an appealing design.

Wood Storage Shed Plans

Wood Storage Shed Plans

If you want to keep your firewood dried and to add character to your backyard, building this 4×4 shed is the best option.

Top Tip: Check out the rest of the project, to see how we build the roof for the shed.

 

 

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