This step by step diy project is about 4×8 log store plans. I have designed this 4×8 shelter so you can store long (4′) logs and keep them dry. Remember that this is a super simple shed designed for 4′ long logs and not for split firewood. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Log Store Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 45″ long FRAME
- B – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 61″ long POSTS
- C – 5 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long FLOOR
- D – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 47 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 96″ long RAFTERS
- E – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 45 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
- F – 40 sq ft of roofing sheets ROOFING
- 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 6′
- 11 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 40 sq ft of roofing sheets
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2 lag screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Building a 4×8 shelter for logs
The first step of the project is to build the frame for the floor. Therefore, cut the joists from 2×6 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Fit the posts to the floor frame. Plumb the 4×4 legs with attention and then insert 3 1/2″ lag screws through the frame into the posts. Make sure the corners are square and adjust the clearance between the ground and the floor frame.
Build the rafters from 2×4 lumber. Make 15 degree cuts to both ends of the rafters, as shown in the diagram.
Fit the rafters to the top of the posts. Clamp the rafters into place tightly, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Next, fit the 2×6 boards to the floor frame of the shed. Place the 8′ boards equally spaced and then lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit the 2×4 supports to the front and to the back of the shed roof. Align the edges, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use 2×4 lumber for the roof supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the roofing sheets to the top of the shed and align the edges flush. You can use plastic or metal roof sheets. Make sure you use the appropriate screws to lock them to the supports, so you create waterproof joints.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, smooth the surface with sandpaper and make sure all the joints are super rigid. Select the location of the shed and level it properly.
This 4×8 wood shed is ideal for any homeowner, as it will shelter the logs from the weather, while adding a touch of unique charm to your backyard. Take a look over my other firewood shed plans HERE.
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