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4×16 3 Cord Firewood Shed Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 4×16 3 cord firewood shed plans. This firewood shed is sturdy and it features an elegant design. You can dry out your firewood and keep it stacked together to gain space and add unique design to your backyard. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.



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4×16 3 Cord Firewood Shed Plans




Cut & shopping Lists

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16 ft long, 13 pieces – 45″ long FLOOR FRAME
  • B – 6 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8 ft long SKIDS
  • C – 22 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft long DECKING
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long, 2 pieces – 68″ long, 3 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 78 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 62 1/2″ long POSTS
  • E – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 108″ long SUPPORT BEAMS
  • F – 14 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 48″ long, 14 pieces – 95 1/4″ long WALLS


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


 One day




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It’s that easy to build a woodshed!



How to build a 4×16 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.

Floor slats - 4x16 shed

Floor slats – 4×16 shed

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

Posts for firewood shed

Posts for firewood shed

Use 2×6 lumber for the front posts, and 2×4 lumber for the side 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.



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. Center the posts to the front and to the back of the shed, as shown in the diagram.

Front and back top beams

Front and back top beams




Fit the 2×6 support beams to the front and back of the firewood storage shed. Center the beams into place to create even overhangs on both sides (10 1/2″). Drill pilot holes and insert 3″ lag screws to lock the beams to the side posts. For the middle post, use a T strong tie and 1 1/2″ structural screws.

Side walls for 4x16 shed

Side walls for 4×16 shed

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.

Fitting the back slats

Fitting the back slats

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



This narrow 3 cord 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.

How to build a 3 cord firewood

How to build a 3 cord firewood

This storage shed will help you organize your pile of firewood and speed up the drying up process. This shed is really sturdy and super easy to make.



This 4×16 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. 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. If you want to get PREMIUM PLANS for this project, in a PDF format, please press GET PDF PLANS button bellow. Thank you for the support.



This woodworking project was about 4×16 wood 3 cord 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.







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1 comment

Brent Hancock -

I want to have a metal roof for the 4×16 3 cord wood shed. What materials would I need?

Thank you


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