You can fit this shed into a narrow space and this size is ideal if you have a fireplace or a pizza oven. The structure of the shed is sturdy so you can fill it up with firewood and speed up the drying up process.
Three sides of the wood shed are closed while you have an easy access inside using the front wall. Invest in high quality materials, such as cedar, pine or redwood, as the bench will be exposed to all kinds of weather. Apply a few coats of paint over the components, to enhance their appearance and to protect them from bad weather. The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the compact wood shed.
Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to assemble the frame. Select the location for wood shed and remove the vegetation layer. Next, lay the 4×4 skids under the floor frame and lock them together with rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws. The skids will lift the floor frame from the ground to protect the components from moisture. Use pressure treated lumber for the floor frame, as the boards will be exposed to moisture. Align the edges flush and fit 1″ pieces between the boards to create even gaps.
Drill pilot holes through the slats and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the boards to the floor frame. Cut the posts at the right dimensions and then assemble them together tightly, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the corner posts. Drill pilot holes and insert 3″ lag screws to lock them to the floor frame.
Drill pilot holes and insert 3″ lag screws into the side posts. Notice the T strong tie that joins the beams together to the middle posts.
Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the slats to the posts. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats into place.
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. Fill the gaps with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to protect the shed components from the elements and to enhance the look of the project.
This sturdy shed made out of common materials will shelter your firewood from the elements. If you have enjoyed the free project, I recommend you to share it with your friends, by using the social media widgets. You can always save the plans as PDF or Print them using the floating widget on the left side of the screen (working only on PC or laptop).