12×12 Firewood Shed Plans – 6 Cord Storage

This step by step diy project is about 12×12 cord firewood shed plans. This is wood storage shed that you can build with common materials and can hold up to 6 cords of wood. This storage shed features a lean to roof and it is enclosed on all 3 sides, except for the front, so you can have an easy access in and out. You can build this shed under 1250 usd. 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 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.



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12×12 Firewood Shed Plans – 6 Cord Storage




Cut List

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long, 11 pieces – 141″ long FLOOR FRAME
  • B – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 144″ long SKIDS
  • C – 60 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long DECKING
  • D – 3 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 90 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 98 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 73 3/4″ long, 3 pieces – 66 1/2″ long POSTS
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 168″ long SUPPORT BEAMS

Shopping List

  • 13 pieces of 2×6 PT lumber – 12 ft
  • 4 pieces of 4×4 PT lumber – 12 ft
  • 30 pieces of 2×4 PT lumber – 12 ft
  • 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8 ft
  • 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10 ft
  • 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14 ft
  • construction glue
  • 100 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws,
  • 200 pieces of 3 1/2″ screws
  • 250 pieces of 1 5/8″ screws
  • 8 pieces of rafter ties
  • 1 box of 1 1/2″ structural screw
  • 16 pieces of 3″ lag screws
  • 6 pieces of T ties
  • wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


One weekend




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How to build a 12×12 wood shed floor



First, you need to build the floor frame for the wood shed. Drill pilot holes through the joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Align the edges flush and check if the corners are square. Place the joists every 16″ on center.



Use 4×4 lumber for the skids. It would be a great idea to use pressure treated lumber. Fit the skids under the floor frame. However, you need to use rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws to lock them together tightly. Use 2 rafters for each skid.



Fit the 2×4 boards to the floor frame. Set 1 1/4″ 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.


Building the frame of the shed



Use 2×6 lumber for the corner posts. Align the edges flush and add glue to the joints, then clamp them together tightly. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly.



Fit the posts to the floor frame. Plumb the posts with a spirit level, drill pilot holes and insert 3″ lag screws. Make sure you insert at least 2 screws for each post.



Use 2×6 lumber for the support beams. Fit the beams to the front and to the back of the shed, leaving 10 1/2″ overhangs on both sides. Lock the beam to the posts with T ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws. Use a spirit level to make sure the beams are perfectly horizontal.


Finishing touches



This wood shed can hold up to 6 – 6 1/2 cords of firewood. I have put special attention to this shed design, so you can build it on the budget and save tons of money. This shed is very sturdy and it will be extremely durable.



This is a medium sized firewood storage shed, therefore it might be the optimal choice between construction costs and utility. If you like the basic design and the beautiful appearance, this shed will become a statement in your backyard. I have many design ideas on this blog, so make sure you take a look over all the alternatives before taking a decision. See the rest of my firewood shed free plans HERE.


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