This step by step diy project is about 1 Cord 3×10 Firewood Shed Plans. Storing 1 cord of wood can be done in many ways. Today I share a plan for a firewood shed that has a base of 3 ft x 10 ft. This plan is optimized to keep the costs down. 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.
Projects made from these plans
1 Cord 3×10 Firewood Shed Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 33″ long FLOOR FRAME
- B – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long SKIDS
- C – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long DECKING
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 78 1/2″ long. 2 pieces – 84″ long, 3 pieces – 74 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 66″ long POSTS
- E – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long SUPPORT BEAMS
- F – 14 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 36″ long, 7 pieces – 118 1/2″ long WALLS
How to build a 3×10 wood shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the wood shed. Cut the joists from 2×6 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. Place the joists every 16″ on center.
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. Secure the floor frame to the skids with rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws. Use 2 ties for each skid.
Fit the 2×4 boards to the floor frame. Set 1 1/8″ spacers between the boards to create even gaps. Drill pilot holes through the boards and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure them into place tightly.
Use 2×4 lumber for the posts. Cut the components at the right dimensions, as shown in the diagram. Add glue to the joints and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws, every 10″ to create the corner posts.
Fit the posts to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and plumb the posts with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the posts and insert 3″ lag screws to lock them to the frame.
Attach the 2×6 support beams to the front and back of the wood shed. Center the beams into place, so you have 10 1/2″ overhangs on both sides. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock beam to the side posts. You can also use T strong ties to reinforce the joints.
Attach the 1×6 boards to sides of the firewood shed. Place 3″ spacers between the boards to create even gaps. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the boards and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure them to the posts.
Attach the 1×6 boards to the back of the shed. Use the 3″ spacers between the slats, to create even gaps. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats into place tightly.
This small firewood shed is easy to build and it features a sturdy design that will add value to your backyard. If you like this structure, you should also check out PART 2 of the plans, where I show you how to build the lean to roof. Free plans for a 2×6 firewood shed, here on the blog.
If you have a tight space in your backyard, this 3×10 wood storage shed is the ideal choice. This shed features a 3 covered sides and a lean to roof with a front overhang. 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.
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