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5×10 Firewood Shed Plans – 2 Cord Storage

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This step by step diy project is about 2 cord firewood shed plans. This is a 5×10 wood storage shed that you can build with common materials. This storage shed features a lean to roof and it is enclosed on all 3 sides, except for the front, so you can have an easy access in and out. You can build this shed under 1000 usd. 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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2 Cord Firewood Shed Plans – 5×10

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Building-a-firewood-shed

 

Cut & Shopping List

Tools

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

Time

One weekend

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How to build a 5×10 wood shed

Building-the-floor-frame

Building-the-floor-frame

First, you need to build the floor frame. Drill pilot holes through the 10 ft joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Align the edges flush and check if the corners are square. Place the joists every 16″ on center. Measure the diagonals and make adjustments until they are perfectly equal.

Placing the joists every 16″ on center will really help with supporting the weight of the firewood.

Fitting-the-skids

Fitting-the-skids

Use 4×4 lumber for the skids. It would be a great idea to use pressure treated lumber. Fit the skids under the floor frame, and use rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws to lock them together tightly. Use 2 rafters for each skid.

Fitting-the-floor-slats

Fitting-the-floor-slats

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

Posts

Use 2×6 lumber for the posts. Cut the posts at the right dimensions and attach them together with 2 1/2″ screws, every 8″. Add glue to the joints and align the corner posts flush.

Fitting-the-support-posts

Fitting-the-support-posts

Fit the corner posts to the floor frame of the shed. Plumb the posts with a spirit level, drill pilot holes and insert 3″ lag screws.

Fitting-the-top-support-beams

Fitting-the-top-support-beams

Use 2×6 lumber for the support beams. Fit the beams to the front and to the back of the shed. Drill pilot holes through the side posts and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the beams. Use a spirit level to make sure the beams are perfectly horizontal.

Also, reinforce the structure by fitting the L ties to the front and back of the shed. Insert 1 1/2″ structural screws to lock the straps into place.

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5×10-wood-storage—dimensions

 

5x10 firewood shed plans

5×10 firewood shed plans

This wood storage shed would fit perfectly into a narrow space or next to a fence. It is a beautiful construction and if built properly, it will definitely last for many decades. If you want to go the extra mile, you should use pressure treated lumber for the skids and floor frame.

This is a compact firewood storage shed, therefore it might be the optimal choice between construction costs and utility. If you like the basic design and the beautiful appearance, this shed will become a statement in 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.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 2 cord storage firewood 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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