This step by step diy project is about 6×24 cord firewood shed plans. If you are looking for a lean to shed that can hold up to 6 cords of firewood, then look no further because this might be the one. It’s a really good decision to store the wood under a covered shelter, because it will dry faster and you can also stack it in such way to save space in your backyard.
If you really invest some effort in the project, you can even make it a valuable addition to your property from an aesthetic perspective. You can build this shed under 2000 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 available in the Shop.
This shed will protect the firewood from the elements and speed up the drying up process. This shelter is sturdy but simple enough for anyone to get the job done.
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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6×24 Firewood Shed Plans – 6 Cords Storage
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
How to build a 6×24 wood shed floor
First, you need to build the floor frames for the wood shed. Drill pilot holes through the 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 any necessary adjustments until they are perfectly equal. I designed this shed with two separate frames, because 12 ft lumber is easily accessible, as compared to 24 ft lumber.
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. However, you need to use rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws to lock them together tightly. Use 2 rafters for each skid.
Alternatively, you can substitute the skids with concrete blocks. We need either of these
After building the two frames, you need to lock them together tightly with 2 1/2″ screws. Work on a level surface and align the edges flush.
Fit the 2×4 boards to the floor frame. Set 3/4″ 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. Notice the layout of the boards. I designed it like that to reinforce the rigidity of the floor, considering it is made from two distinct frames.
Building the frame of the shed
Use 2×6 lumber for the front and back posts. On the other hand, use 2×4 lumber for the side posts.
Align the edges flush and add glue to the joints, then clamp them together tightly. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly. Also, it would be a good option to add adhesive to the corner post joints before inserting the screws.
Fit the posts to the floor frame. Plumb the posts with a spirit level, drill pilot holes and insert 3″ lag screws. Make sure you insert at least 2 screws for each post. Notice the intermediate posts that go to the front and to the back of the shed. We need these extra posts to hold up 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 and insert 3″ lag screws to lock the support beams to the side posts.
Lock the beams to the front and back posts with T ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws. Use a spirit level to make sure the beams are perfectly horizontal.
This wood shed can hold up to 6 cords of firewood. I have put special attention to this shed design, so you can build it on the budget and save tons of money. This shed is very sturdy and it will be extremely durable.
This should be a good choice if you are looking for a polished method to store firewood. I have designed this shed to be durable, sturdy and also friendly to your budget. I have many design ideas on this blog, so make sure you take a look over all the alternatives before taking a decision. See the rest of my firewood shed free plans HERE.
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