1 Cord Firewood Shed

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1 Cord Firewood Shed







From John Plisinski,

I modified the Wood Shed dimension so it can take a full cord of fire wood. The base is 4 ft. X 8 ft. The back is 4 ft. with a 15 degree roof angle. The floor is made
with 7 – 2x6s. I did add 1 – 2×4 to get an even spacing. The sides a alternate between 1x4s and 1x6s. Also, by making the wood shed 4 ft. X 8 ft. I was able to use 8 ft lumber with minimal waste.



From Plans: http://myoutdoorplans.com/shed/firewood-shed-plans/

Difficulty Level: medium

Time Required: 1 weekend

Total Cost: <100 $


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One Comment »

  1. Mark D at - Reply

    The header is too weak, wood gets its strength by its height. A single 2×6 is stronger and more resistant to sag than two 2×4’s put together. A single 2×8 likewise is stronger and resists sag more than two 2×6’s put together. etc. It looks like you have a 2×4 as the header for the 8 foot opening. If so, it’s more than 4x too weak if it’s double 2×4’s it’s 3x too weak. An old timer rule when determining what size the header should be for a large opening is to use the length to determine the 2x’s. For example, a 6 foot opening you’d use two 2×6’s (with a 1/2″ plywood inbetween so it’s 3.5″ wide) for the header of the opening. Opening 8 feet wide? Use two 2x8s and 1/2 Plywood sandwiched. 12 feet wide? Use two 2×12’s & 1/2 Plywood sandwiched. If that make sense, use the width of the opening. Since yours is 8 feet wide the header above that wide opening should be two 2×8’s and 1/2″ plywood sandwiched.

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