2×6 Half Cord Firewood Shed Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 2×6 1/2 cord firewood shed plans. If you are in search for shed plans so you can store safely half cord of wood, this shelter might be the answer to your problems. This wood shed is sturdy and it features a lean to roof with a large opening to the front. 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




2×6 Half Cord Firewood Shed Plans




  • A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 6 pieces – 21″ long FLOOR FRAME
  • B – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 72″ long SKIDS
  • C – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long DECKING
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 57 3/4″ long. 2 pieces – 63 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 66 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 72″ long POSTS
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 84″ long SUPPORT BEAMS
  • E – 12 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 24″ long, 6 pieces – 70 1/2″ long WALLS

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How to build a 2×6 wood shed



The first step of the project is to build the floor frame. 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.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

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. Align the skids, drill pilot holes through the floor frame and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly.

Fitting the floor slats

Fitting the floor slats

Fit the 2×4 boards to the floor frame. Set 1 5/8″ 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.

Fitting the posts

Fitting the 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 4 1/2″ overhangs on both sides. Drill pilot holes and insert 3″ lag screws to lock beam into place.

Side wall slats

Side wall slats

Use 1×6 boards for the side wall panels. Cut the slats at 48″ and then attach them to the vertical posts with 1 5/8″ screws, after drilling pilot holes. Start from the floor up to the top. Fit 3″ spacers at both ends of the slats, to create even gaps.

Back wall slats

Back wall slats

Attach the 1×6 boards to the back of the shed, as well, using the same techniques described above.

half cord firewood shed plans - front view

half cord firewood shed plans – front view

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.




half cord firewood shed plans - side view

half cord firewood shed plans – side view

If you need to store wood for bbq or for the fireplace, this is the project for you. You need basic materials and it is also super sturdy. 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 are available in the SHOP.



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  1. Barak Granot at - Reply

    Is it better to lay it on 4×4 skids or concrete blocks as I saw on other plans? Can you list some pros and cons?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      The concrete blocks will lift the frame higher than the skids. There is no other significant difference, just in terms of design

  2. Barak at - Reply

    Thanks for the answer above. As a follow-up – do the skids need to be PT lumber? I don’t want it to rot, and that is why I thought of blocks

    What about the rest of the pieces? should everything be from pressure-treated wood, or can I use regular wood and then paint it for outdoor use?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      The skids and floor frame should be PT, since they are most exposed to moisture.

      • Barak at -

        Thanks, buddy.
        Decking from regular wood?
        And, BTW, I am in Florida, if that makes a difference.

        What should I use to paint it for protection?

        (sorry if my questions are basic – I am new to this)

      • Ovidiu at -

        Decking PT too, if you have the budget. If not, 2 coats of paint should do the job for a few years.


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