This step by step diy project is about 8×16 5 cord firewood shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the large firewood shed project, where I show you how to build lean to roof and how to attach the side wall panels. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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5 Cord Firewood Shed Plans
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- F – 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long RAFTERS
- G – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 120″ long TRIMS
- H – 9 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 96″ long, 9 pieces – 120″ long PURLINS
- I – 14 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 96″ long, 12 pieces – 95 1/4″ long WALLS
- 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10 ft
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8 ft
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 10 ft
- 9 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 9 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10 ft
- 26 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- rafter ties
- 1 1/2″ structural screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- 7 pieces of Metal Roof Sheets 4’x8′
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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How to build a 8×16 wood shed roof
Use 2×6 lumber for the rafters. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges flush. You need the birdsmouth cuts to lock the rafters into place easily.
Fit the rafters to the support beams. Place the supports every 24″ on center. Use rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws to secure the rafters into place tightly.
Use 1×6 slats for the side walls. Place 3″ spacers between the slats, to create even gaps. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the slats to the posts. You need the gaps between the slats to speed up the drying process of the firewood. 9
Attach the 1×6 slats to the back of the firewood shed. Place the 3″ spacers to create even gaps between the slats. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats into place.
Fit the 1×4 purlins to the top of the shed. Place the purlins every 16″ on center. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the slats to the rafters.
Attach the 1×8 trims to the front and to the back of the shed roof. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, to lock them into place tightly.
Next, attach the metal roof sheets to the top of the firewood shed. Align the edges and secure the sheets to the purlins with 3/4″ roofing screws, or the size recommended for the roofing sheets you get.
This 8×16 wood shed is large and it can store up to 5 cords of wood. This lean to shed is sturdy and cheap to build. The cost to benefit ratio is very good. You should also check out my 3 cord firewood shed plans. I have many design ideas on this blog, so make sure you take a look over all the alternatives before taking a decision. Premium Plans for this project available in the Shop.
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