This step by step diy project is about 12×36 cord firewood shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the 20 cord firewood shed project, where I show you how to build lean to roof and how to attach the side wall panels. 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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12×36 Lean to Firewood Shed Plans
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How to build a 12×36 lean to wood shed roof
Fit the rafters to the support beams. Place the supports every 48″ on center. Use rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws to secure the rafters into place tightly. Use the rafter ties to secure the rafters to the support beams, at both ends of each rafter and to the middle.
Use 1×6 slats for the side walls. Place 2″ spacers between the slats, to create even gaps. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the slats to the posts.
Attach the 1×6 slats to the back of the firewood shed. Place the 2″ spacers to create even gaps between the slats. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats into place.
Fit the 2×4 purlins to the top of the shed. Place the purlins every 24″ on center. Use 3 1/2″ screws to secure the slats to the rafters, after drilling pilot holes.
Next, attach the metal roof sheets to the top of the firewood shed. Align the edges and secure the sheets to the purlins with 1″ roofing screws, or the size recommended for the roofing sheets you get. Install the drip edges around the perimeter of the roof, usually under the roofing sheets.
Order the sheets to size, or use nibblers to cut the metal sheets to fit the location. See PART 1 of the project to learn how to build the frame of the shed.
This shed is under 9 ft high. This 12×36 wood shed is large and it can store up to 20 cords of wood. This lean to shed is sturdy and cheap to build, compared to buying a kit. The cost to benefit ratio is very good.
You should also check out my 3 cord firewood shed plans. I have many design ideas on this blog, so make sure you take a look over all the alternatives before taking a decision. Premium Plans for this project available in the Shop.
This woodworking project was about 12×36 wood shed roof plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.