This step by step diy project is about 6×16 firewood shed plans. If you want to store 4 chord of wood in a proper manner, you need to take a look over these plans. This wood shed has lean to roof and a sturdy frame. 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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6×16 4 Cord Wood Storage Shed Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16 ft long, 9 pieces – 69″ long FLOOR FRAME
- B – 6 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8 ft long SKIDS
- C – 34 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft long DECKING
- D – 3 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 78 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 86 3/4″ long, 3 pieces – 54 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 61 1/2″ long POSTS
- E – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16 ft long SUPPORT BEAMS
- G – 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 82 3/4″ long RAFTERS
- F – 14 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 72″ long, 12 pieces – 95 1/4″ long PANELS
- H – 12 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 108″ long PURLINS
- I – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 108 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 72″ long TRIMS
- J – 110 sq ft of metal roofing sheets ROOFING
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How to build a 6×16 wood shed
First, you need to build the floor frame. Drill pilot holes through the 16′ 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 24″ on center.
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 into place (2 ties for each skid).
Next, fit the 2×4 slats to the floor frame. Fit a piece of 3/4″ plywood between the slats to create even gaps. Align the edges at both ends, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them to the floor frame.
Building the frame
Use 2×6 lumber for the posts. Cut the posts at the right dimensions and attach them, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.
Use a spirit level to plumb the posts. Drill pilot holes and insert 3″ lag screws to lock them to the floor frame. Notice the middle posts that are needed to support the top beam.
Fit the 2×6 top beams to the front and back of the storage shed. Drill pilot holes through the side posts and insert 3 1/2″ lag screws into the beams. In addition, use L strong tie plates to secure the side posts to the top beam. Use a T strong tie plate to secure the middle posts to the top beam. Use 1 1/2″ structural screws to secure the strong tie plates into place.
Fitting the roof
Next, build the rafters for the roof from 2×4 lumber. Use a circular saw to make angle cuts.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed structure. Place the rafters every 24″ on center. Use rafter ties to secure the rafters into place tightly.
Use 1×6 slats for the side walls. Make the angle cut to the slat that goes to the top. Place 3″ spacers between the slats, to create even gaps. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the slats to the posts.
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 1×4 purlins to the top of the shed. Place the purlins every 16″ on center. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the slats to the rafters.
Attach the 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed roof. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, to lock them into place tightly.
Next, attach the 1×6 trims to the front of the shed roof. Align the edges, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Next, attach the metal roof sheets to the top of the firewood shed. Align the edges and secure the sheets to the purlins with 3/4″ roofing screws. Fit the drip edges, as well. Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches.
Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components to protect the shed from the weather elements and to enhance the look of the shed.
This 6×16 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. You should also check out my 8×8 gable wood shed plans, which can also hold 3 cords of wood. I have many design ideas on this blog, so make sure you take a look over all the alternatives before taking a decision.
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