This step by step diy project is about 6×16 3 cord firewood shed with storage roof plans. This lean to shed has a roof pitch of 3:12. This is PART 2 of the large firewood shed project, where I show you how to build lean to roof and how to attach the side wall panels. 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.
6×16 3 Cord Firewood Shed with Storage Roof Plans
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How to build a 6×16 wood shed roof
First of all, we need to attach the panels to the shed area. Align the edges flush and insert 6d nails to secure the panel into place, every 8″ along the framing.
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 top of the firewood shed. Place the rafters every 16″ on center. Use rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws to lock the rafters to the support beams, as shown in the diagram.
Attach the panel to the front of the shed. Cut out the door opening making sure you make proper cuts, as you will be using the panel for the shed door. Use 6d nails to secure the panel into place, every 8″ along the framing.
Cut and attach the siding panels to the exterior side of the shed. Leave no gaps between the panels.
Attach the panels to the interior side of the garden shed.
Use 1×6 slats for the side walls. Place 2 7/8″ spacers between the slats, to create even gaps. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the slats to the posts. You need the gaps between the slats to speed up the drying process of the firewood.
Attach the 1×6 slats to the back of the firewood shed. Place the 3″ spacers to create even gaps between the slats. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats into place.
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the boards into place.
Assemble the shed door frame using 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical and middle boards. Lay everything on a level surface and make sure the corners are square. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the door frame.
Attach the cut out panel to the door frame, making sure you cover the pocket holes. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws to assemble everything tightly.
Fit the shed door into place and align everything with attention. Use hinges to lock the door to the jambs. Set a latch to keep the door locked.
Install the 1×4 purlins on top of the roof structure. Make sure you leave 6″ overhangs on both sides. In addition, place the purlins equally spaced. Use 2 1/2″ Screws to lock the purlins to the rafters.
Fit the metal roofing sheets to the top of the shed. You should also consider fitting drip edges around the perimeter of the roof (under or over the sheets, according to the type of sheets you are buying – ask the seller for more details).
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the hole with wood putty and let it dry out. Smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper and apply a few coats of paint / stain to enhance the look of the shed and protect the components from the elements.
This 6×16 wood shed is large and it can store up to 3 cords of wood and it features a dedicated storage area for tools of 4×6. This lean to shed is sturdy and cheap to build. The cost to benefit ratio is very good. 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.
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