This step by step diy project is about 2×12 1 cord firewood shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the small firewood shed project, where I show you how to build lean to roof and how to attach the trims. See the rest of my firewood shed 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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Use 2×4 lumber for the rafters. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges flush. You need the birdsmouth cuts to lock the rafters into place easily.
Fit the rafters to the support beams. Place the supports every 16″ on center. Use 3 1/2″ screws to lock the rafters to the support beams. Drill pilot holes through the rafters before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front and back of the shed roof. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.
Attach the 1×4 purlins to the shed roof. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, to lock them into place tightly. The purlins will support the metal sheets.
Next, attach the metal roof sheets to the top of the firewood shed. Align the edges and secure the sheets to the purlins with 3/4″ roofing screws, or the size recommended for the roofing sheets you get. Use tin snips to adjust the size of the metal sheets to suits into place.
Also consider adding drip edges to the corners, to protect the roof structure from the elements.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from the elements.
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 2×12 1 cord 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.