This step by step diy project is about firewood shed made from 2×4 lumber plans. I have designed this firewood storage shed, so you can build it entirely with 2x4s. This is a 4’x8′ shed with a gable roof, so you can store a lot of firewood inside. 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.
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.
Projects made from these plans
Firewood Shed made from 2×4 lumber Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 45″ long FLOOR FRAME
- B – 11 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long DECKING
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 89″ long, 2 pieces – 65 1/2″ long FRONT WALL
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 5 pieces – 69″ long BACK WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 4 pieces – 69″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- F – 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 11 pieces – 48″ long, 20 pieces – 16″ long WALL SLATS
How to build a 2×4 wood shed
First of all, build the floor frame for the storage firewood shed. Therefore, cut the joists for the shed from 2×4 lumber, at the dimensions shown in the plans. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular beams. Place the joists every 16″ on center, making sure the corners are square and the edges are flush.
Choose the location for the wood shed and level it up thoroughly. It can be next to the property line or to one side of your backyard, to save space. Fit cider blocks under the floor frame so you can keep the firewood protected from moisture and to support their weight properly.
Fit the 2×4 decking to the floor of the shed. Make sure you place 3/4″ block of woods between the slats so you create even gaps. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws, so you secure the slats into place tightly.
The next step of the project is to build the side walls for the firewood shed. Cut the components at the dimensions shown in the diagram and then assemble the side walls. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs.
Next, you need to frame the front wall for the wood shed. You can adjust the size of the front opening to suit your needs.
Build the back wall frame for the firewood shed in the same manner described above.
After assembling the wall frames you need to fit them to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and make sure the walls frames are plumb. In addition, check if the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. In addition, join the adjacent walls with 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit the 2×4 double header to the top plate of the front wall. Build the header from 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber and a piece of 1/2″ plywood in between.
Fit the 2×4 slats to the front of the shed frame. Align the edges with attention and then secure them to the framing with 2 1/2″ screws. You can adjust the distance between the slats to suit your needs.
Fit the 2×4 slats to the sides of the firewood shed, as well.
Last but not least, attach the 2×4 slats to the back of the shed, as well.
This firewood shed features a large opening for easy access to the interior.
This 2×4 wood shed is ideal for any homeowner, as it will shelter the firewood from the weather, while adding a touch of rustic charm to your backyard. Make sure you will check PART 2 of the project, where I show you how to build the gable roof.
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