This step by step diy woodworking project is about wood stand roof plans. This is PART 2 of the firewood stand project, where I show you how to build the roof for the structure. The gable roof will protect the firewood from the elements. Make sure you check out the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.
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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Firewood Stand Roof Plans
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- D – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 32″ long, 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long RIDGE BEAM
- E – 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long RAFTERS
- F – 3 piece of 2×4 lumber – 43″ long SUPPORTS
- G – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long SUPPORTS
- H – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 24″x96″ long ROOF
- I – 40 sq ft of tar paper, 40 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 1 5/8″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws
- 40 sq ft of tar paper
- 40 sq ft of asphalt shingles
How to build a firewood stand roof
The first step of the project is to build the supports for the top ridge. Therefore, you need to make 1 1/2″ deep cuts inside the marked area and then remove the excess with a chisel. Smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper and then repeat the process for the rest of the posts.
Center the posts to the top frame of the firewood stand and then plumb them vertically with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the posts.
Fit the 2×4 supports to the notches. Center the supports into place and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square.
Fit the 2×6 supports to the 2×4 braces. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the rafters from 2×4 lumber. Make the angle cuts to both ends of the rafters and then make the small notches, so you can fit them into place tightly.
Fit the rafters to the top of the firewood stand. Place the rafters equally spaced and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the rafters into place tightly.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the firewood stand. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Fit tar paper to the roof of the firewood stand and then install the asphalt shingles. Alternatively, you can use plastic sheets to waterproof the roof and the protect the firewood from the elements.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components to enhance the look of the project and to protect the components from the elements.
If you want to keep your firewood dried and to add character to your backyard, building this stand is the best option. This stand is an intermediary step to a full size firewood shed. The main advantage is that it is a lot easier to build and that it keeps the costs down.
Top Tip: Check out the rest of the project, to see how we build the frame for this shed.
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