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8×16 Firewood Shed Plans

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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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Cut & Shopping Lists

  • 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


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


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Building a 8×16 firewood shed

Assembling the frame for the 8x16 wood shed

Assembling the frame for the 8×16 wood 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.

Back wall frame - 8x16 shed

Back wall frame – 8×16 shed

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.

Side wall frame - 8x16 shed

Side wall frame – 8×16 shed

Assemble the side walls in the same manner described above.

Front wall frame - 8x16 wood shed plans

Front wall frame – 8×16 wood shed plans

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.

Assembling the frame of the 8x16 wood shed

Assembling the frame of the 8×16 wood shed

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.

Side wall anels - 8x16 shed

Side wall panels – 8×16 shed

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.

Front wall panels - 8x16 firewood shed plans

Front wall panels – 8×16 firewood shed plans

Fit the sheets to the front of the 6 cord firewood shed and make the cuts around the opening.

Back wall panels - 8x16 shed

Back wall panels – 8×16 shed

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.

8x16 Firewood Shed Plans

8×16 Firewood Shed Plans

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.

8x16 Firewood Shed Plans - Front view

8×16 Firewood Shed Plans – Front view

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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