This step by step diy project is about 4×10 firewood shed plans. If you want to store more than one chord pf wood in a professional manner, you need to take a look over these plans. This wood shed has a saltbox roof with a generous front overhang. 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.
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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4×10 Firewood Shed Plans
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- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 43″ long FLOOR FRAME
- C – 11 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long DECKING
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 11 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 54 1/4″ long BACK WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 4 pieces – 54 1/4″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6″ long, 6 pieces – 80″ long, 2 pieces – 108″ long, 10 pieces – 8″ long, 2 pieces – 11 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long FRONT WALL
- H – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x87 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 13″x24″ long SIDING
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 5 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 16 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 19 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 6d nails, 16d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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- PART 1: 4×10 Wood Shed Plans
- PART 2: 4×10 Saltbox Wood Shed Plans Plans
How to build a 4×10 wood shed
First of all, build the floor frame for the 4×10 firewood shed. Therefore, cut the joists for the shed from 2×6 lumber, at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Place the joists every 16″ on center, making sure the corners are square and the edges are flush.
Choose the location for the wood shed and level it up thoroughly. It can be next to the property line or to one side of your backyard, to save space. Fit the 4×4 skids to the ground before laying the floor shed. Use screws to secure the frame to the screws tightly, after aligning the edges flush. The skids will lift the floor from the ground and protect the joists from moisture.
Fit the 2×4 decking to the floor of the shed. Make sure you place 1″ block of woods between the slats so you create even gaps. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws, so you secure the slats into place tightly.
Build the front wall for the 4×12 firewood storage shed from 2×4 lumber, as well. As you can notice in the diagram, you need to frame the opening, so you have an easy access to the firewood. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Build the header from 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber and one piece of 1/2″ plywood. Toenail the header to the studs and then fit the diagonal braces (45 degree cuts at both ends).
Build the back wall for the wood shed from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions, using the information from the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center, making sure you align the edges flush and that the corners are square.
Building the side walls is a straight forward process, as all you have to do is drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs.
Once you have assembled all the walls, you need to fit them on the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and drill pilot holes through the bottom plates. Plumb the walls with a spirit level and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Moreover, you need to lock the adjacent walls together tightly by drilling pilot holes and inserting 3 1/2″ screws.
Next, you need to fit the siding to the front of the wood shed. Make cuts so you can create the opening. Align the edges flush and insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional look.
You really need to take a look over the rest of the project, so you see how to frame the roof and how to attach the decorative trims that make it stand out and really unique.
This firewood shed features a large opening for easy access to the wood logs. Moreover, the front overhang is a nice touch as it will protect the firewood from the weather.
This 4×10 wood shed is ideal for any homeowner, as it will shelter the firewood from the weather, while adding a touch of unique charm to your backyard. Take a look over PART 2 of the shed, so you learn how to build the saltbox roof for the shed.
This woodworking project was about 4×10 wood shed 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.
I’m in the early stages of building this. So far so good. Just wanted to let you know that there is a typo in the materials list. With regard to the 2x4s for decking, you’ve got them needing to be 20″ long. In fact, they need to be 120″. Thought you and other users would want to know…
Updated. Thanks for letting me know.
Hello, I’d like to build this shed but I’m a bit confused about the Front Wall. What are the 6″ pieces at the bottom, a cap? Is the “1/2″” supposed to be a gap between the 2×4’s? And is it a 10′ or a 12′ shed because it jumps back and forth throughout the instructions.
Thanks for any help.
The 6″ beams are the bottom plates. The 1/2″ is the gap between the double end studs. This is a 10′ wide shed.
Thanks for the reply. I’m not a carpenter in the slightest bit but I followed your instructions to the letter yet ran out of 2×4 lumber after completing the base, front wall, and half of the back wall. I’ll go buy more lumber tomorrow to finish the back and to build the sides but perhaps explaining which beams to cut to ensure you’re not wasting more than necessary would be beneficial for others.
As for the 2×6 beams, you mention requiring 5×8′ 2×10′ and 19×6′ yet, for the exception for the base of the shed, none of the instructions call to use any 2×6 beams, including the entire roof. So what’s the $167 of extra 2×6 required for?
The 19 pieces are actually of 2×4 and they are for the studs. Sorry for the typing mistake and thanks for pointing this out.