This step by step diy project is about 6×16 firewood shed with storage plans. This project can hold up to 3 cords of wood and it has a dedicated storage area of 4×6. Therefore, you can save space by joining them together by holding firewood and garden tools. 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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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 16″ 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 1 3/8″ 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 2×8 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.
Use a 3/4″ plywood panel for the floor of the garden shed area. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock it to the joists, every 8″.
Next, assemble the side wall frames for the garden shed. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs spaced as shown in the diagram. Notice the double top plate.
Fit the side frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush, plumb the walls vertical and secure them into place with 3 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert the screws into the floor.
Continue the project by assembling the back wall frame. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center. Fit the double top plate.
Next, assemble the front wall as shown in the diagram. Notice the double header.
Assemble the double header, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws from both sides. Fit a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the beams and add glue to the joints.
Fit the front and back wall frames to the garden shed area. Align the edges and plumb the wall frames. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the adjacent walls together tightly. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor.
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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Thank you for the terrific designs. I’m working on my second shelter from your site. On the 6×16 with storage there is an error on the shopping list. It currently lists 2 – 2x8x12s. In the instructions there is only one 2x8x12 (front top beam). The beam on the backside in the instructions calls for a 2x6x12. In the shopping list you are therefore missing a 2x6x12. Or, the instructions are wrong and I’m suppose to use a 2×8 for the back beam.
Love your designs and the YouTube channel
Both are 2x8s. I fixed the error in the cut list, shopping list was fine.
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