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1.5×8 Narrow Firewood Shed Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 1.5×8 Narrow Firewood Shed Plans. If you need a narrow shed that can store up to 1/2 cord of firewood, this is the right project for you. This firewood rack has two separate areas for firewood, so you can sort them according to size or dryness. In addition, the shed has a forward oriented roof slope, so you can build this close to the fence or an existing building. See the rest of my firewood shed free plans HERE. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Premium Plans for this project available in the Shop.

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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1.5×8 Narrow Firewood Shed Plans – PDF Download

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Cut and Shopping Lists

Tools

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

Time

 One day

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How to build a 1.5×8 wood shed

Assembling-the-floor

Assembling-the-floor

The first step of the project is to build the floor for the narrow firewood shed. Cut the skids from 4×4 lumber and place them equally spaced.

Drill pilot holes through the 2×4 boards and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the skids. Place pieces of 1/8″ plywood between the boards to create even gaps and align the boards at both ends. Make sure the corners are square.

Side-posts

Side-posts

Select the location for the wood storage shed. Level the ground and remove the vegetation layer. Using 4×4 skids under the floor frame will help protect the components from the elements.

Use 2×4 lumber for the side posts. Make 15 degree cuts to the top.

Fitting-the-side-posts

Fitting-the-side-posts

Add glue to the joints and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws, to secure the posts to the floor frame. Plumb the posts with a spirit level before locking them into place.

Top-frame

Top-frame

Assemble the top shelf from 2x4s and 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes through the 96″ beams and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Measure the diagonals and make sure they are equal.

Fitting-the-top-frame

Fitting-the-top-frame

Attach the top frame between the side posts. Mark the location for the shelf with a pencil and then lock the frame into place with 2 1/2″ screws inserted through the posts. Use a spirit level to check if the frame if perfectly horizontal.

Top-shelf-slats

Top-shelf-slats

Attach the 1×4 slats to the top shelf. Align the edges flush and inset 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Front-supports

Front-supports

Fit the 2×4 supports to the front of the shed. Use 2 1/2″ screws to lock the supports into place tightly. Plumb the supports with a spirit level.

Fitting-the-back-posts

Fitting-the-back-posts

Repeat the process for the back end of the firewood shed.

Fitting-the-back-supports

Fitting-the-back-supports

Attach the boards to the top of the posts. Align them at both ends and secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting. Use a T strap to secure the middle post to the horizontal beam.

Front-top-beam

Front-top-beam

Repeat the process for the front support beam.

Installing-the-rafters

Installing-the-rafters

Set the rafters to the top of the narrow firewood shed. Place the rafters every 24″ on center. Drill pilot holes through the back support beam and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the rafters. Drill a pilot hole through the rafter and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the front support beam.

*a detailed diagram with the rafter cuts is included in the Premium Plans

Fitting-the-purlins

Fitting-the-purlins

Fit the 1×4 purlins to the top of the shed roof. Place the purlins approximately equally spaced and secure them to the rafters with 1 5/8″ screws. Make sure the purlins have 6″ overhangs on both sides.

Fitting-the-roof-sheets

Fitting-the-roof-sheets

Fit the metal roofing to the top of the shed and lock it to the purlins with 3/4″ roof screws. Use tin snips, a nibbler or a circular saw. Align the edges flush and consider adding drip edges to ensure the rain water drains properly.

Narrow firewood rack

Narrow firewood rack

 

Narrow firewood rack - front view

Narrow firewood rack – front view

If you have a tight space in your backyard, this 1.5×8 wood storage shed is the ideal choice. This shed is designed so you can attach it against an already existing building in your yard.

If you look for detailed plans for a cost efficient firewood shed, this project is the one you need. Premium Plans are available in the SHOP. If you want to get the full plan with complete cut list, shopping list and cut layout diagram, just press the GET PDF PLANS bellow.

 

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