This shed with a lean to roof has a large opening to the front and it features the other 3 walls covered with 1×6 boards. 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 wood shed.
Lay the components on a level surface and align the edges flush. 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. Notice the middle posts placed to the front and back of the wood shed. Considering the large openings, you need the middle posts to hold the support beams. 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.
Align the edges and secure the sheets to the purlins with roofing screws. 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.
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