This step by step diy project is about 4 cord 8×12 firewood shed plans. This is a wood storage shed having a lean to roof, that you can build with common materials. This storage shed features 3 enclosed 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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How to build a 8×12 wood shed
First, you need to build the floor frame. Drill pilot holes through the 12 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. Insert 2 screws for each joint.
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, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly. Alternatively, you can use rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws to lock them together tightly. Use 2 rafters for each skid.
These skids will not only lift the frame from the ground and protect the components from decay, but also enhance the drying out process.
Fit the 2×4 boards to the floor frame. Set 1 1/8″ 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.
Use 2×6 lumber for the front and back uprights. Cut the posts at the right dimensions and attach them together, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges flush add glue to the joints, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the uprights.
Use a spirit level to plumb the posts. Drill pilot holes and insert 3″ lag screws to lock them to the floor frame. Use 2 screws for each joint.
Use 2×6 lumber for the support beams. Fit the beams to the front and to the back of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the side posts and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the top beams. Use a spirit level to make sure the beams are perfectly horizontal.
Also, reinforce the joints by attaching T and L ties, as shown in the diagram. Use 1 1/2″ structural screws to set the ties to the beams and to the uprights.
Fit the 1×6 boards to the sides of the frame. Fit a 2 7/8″ block between the boards to create even gaps between them. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the boards to the uprights. Use at least 2 screws for each joint.
Fit the 1×6 boards to the back of the firewood shed. Fit a 2 7/8″ block between the boards to create even gaps between them. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the boards to the uprights. Use at least 2 screws for each joint.
This is a beautiful wood shed designed for narrow spaces. The lean to roof is simple to build and saves on the costs. 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. See all my Premium Plans available in the SHOP. To get the PREMIUM PLANS for this plan, just click the GET PDF PLANS button bellow.
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