Easy To Build DIY Firewood Shed

Build-It-Yourself-DIY-Firewood-ShedAre you looking to build your own simple DIY firewood shed? You’ve come to the right place! In the past year I’ve done a lot of tree trimming in my property. I began splitting the cut wood and stacking them against my house which is generally not a good idea. I used to purchase a lot of firewood for camping or backyard smores. Since I had plenty of good wood for drying, I figured it was time to stack and dry them in a better location.

diy-firewood-shed-plans-01-logoI had been considering the idea of building a simple firewood shed for storing the split wood. One day as my kids were drawing I grabbed a piece of paper and an extra pencil they had and began drawing out a design with dimensions.With a rough estimate of the materials I may have needed I head off to my local home improvement store to begin purchasing supplies. I will admit, I underestimated a few pieces and had to make a couple of trips back. Then again, I normally do that anyhow.

Below is the list of tools and cuts that I used to create the firewood shed. All cuts were done at home using a miter saw but can easily be cut at your local home improvement store.

      Tools:

     Materials:

  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Power Drill
  • Drill Bit Set
  • Miter Saw, Circular Saw or handsaw
  • Safety Glasses
  • (14) 1″ x 4″ x 8ft
    • (14) 3ft pieces – 42ft
    • (13) 5ft pieces – 65ft
  • (2) 2″ x 4″ x 8ft Treated – 4 pieces at 4ft
  • (1) 2″ x 4″ x 8ft Treated – 2 pieces at 29″
  • (12) 1/2″ x 4″ x 6ft  —  cut to 68″ each
  • (1) #8 x 1-5/8″ Construction Screws 1lb box
  • (4) 12 Gauge Galvanized Steel Angle

diy-firewood-shed-plans-02-logoStep 1:
Begin building the side walls by using the 4 pieces of treated 2×4 cut at 4ft. Also grab the 2 pieces of 2×4 cut at 29″ for the horizontal attachments at the bottom. Using 2 – 4ft pieces and 1 – 29″ cut attach towards the bottom of the 4ft cuts using the galvanized steel angles.

diy-firewood-shed-plans-03-logoStep 2:
Begin screwing on 7 slats of 1×4 cut at 3 ft to each side. Space them out evenly from top to bottom until you reach the horizontal 2×4.

diy-firewood-shed-plans-04-logoStep 3:
Now that the 2 sides are complete, proceed to attach the 5 ft 1×4’s. I found it easiest to attach the outer pieces first, then continue to screw down the rest. Attach a total of 6 pieces.

diy-firewood-shed-plans-05-logoStep 4:
Begin attaching additional 5 ft pieces of 1×4 for the back. A total of 7 pieces should be screwed evenly to the back.

diy-firewood-shed-plans-06-logoStep 5:
Using a couple pieces of scrap 2×4 screw on the top of the rear 2×4 post to begin creating a pitch for the roof. Use 2 pieces of of 1/2 x 4 cut to 3ft to bolt the angled pitch.

diy-firewood-shed-plans-7-logoStep 6:
Use the 12 pieces of 1/2 x 4 cut at 68″ and begin screwing horizontally from the bottom up of the roof.

diy-firewood-shed-plans-08-logoYou’re all done!

Based on this simple design you can make your own adjustments as needed to create smaller or larger builds. In addition to changing the size you can add more slats on the side for more of an enclosed style shed. This size was perfect for my needs and I have since added a whole lot more wood.

I hope you enjoyed reading about this design. I’d love to see what variations you come up with. Feel free to share pictures and comments below.

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