This step by step diy project is about 8×16 firewood shed plans. I have designed this wood shed so you can store 6 cords of firewood efficiently. My plans come with step by step drawings and with a complete cut / shopping list. Make sure you read the local codes and make adjustments if necessary. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 43 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long FRAME
- B – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 192″ long SKIDS
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 15 pieces – 75 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 1 piece – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 75 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 32″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 1 piece – 192″ long, 8 pieces – 75 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 70″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 131″ long FRONT WALL
- F – 10 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x81 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x8 1/2″ long SIDING
- 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16′
- 90 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16′
- 10 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 siding
- 8d galvanized screws
- 3 1/2″ screws
- rafter ties
- wood glue, stain/paint, wood filler
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- PART 1: 8×16 Firewood Shed Plans
- PART 2: 8×16 Firewood Shed Roof Plans
Building a 8×16 firewood shed
First of all you have to assemble the floor frame for the firewood shed. Use 4×4 lumber for the skids and then attach 2×4 boards. Use a 1″ spacer between the boards to create even gaps. Align the edges flush and drill pilot holes. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the boards into place tightly.
Use 2×4 lumber for the back wall frame. Cut the studs at 75 1/2″ and then secure them to the plates with 3 1/2″ screws or nails. Place the studs every 16″ on center and make sure the corners are square.
Assemble the side walls in the same manner described above.
Building the front wall is a more complex job, as you need to frame the door opening. In addition, you need to fit the double header to the top of the opening. Build the header from 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood. Glue the components of the header together and insert screws to lock everything tightly.
Fit the frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. In addition, use a spirit level to make sure the walls are plumb. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor of the 8×16 shed. Don’t forget to lock the adjacent walls together, as well.
Use 5/8″ T1-11 siding sheets for the side walls. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 8d nails, every along the framing.
Fit the sheets to the front of the 6 cord firewood shed and make the cuts around the opening.
Attach the siding sheets to the back of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 8d galvanized nails to secure the sheets to the wall frames. Align everything with attention and insert the nails every 8″ along the studs.
This firewood shed is a sturdy and it features a gable roof with a large front overhang, to protect the firewood from the elements. In addition, the floor boards has 1″ gaps between them to let the air inside the shed and dry the firewood quickly.
This is a beautiful and simple 8×16 shed that can be built with a small budget on a few days. This firewood shed can hold up to 6 cords of wood, so it is large in size. The beautiful design makes it ideal for any household because it will actually add value and be an attraction point of the garden. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 2 of the project, so you learn how to build the roof for the shed. If you build these, I would love to see your project.
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