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as illustrated in the diagram below, drill pilot holes into the joists and secure with 3 1/2″ screws. Then, position the 4×4 studs directly on top of the skid foundation, with the longer pieces in the front of the shed. The floor deck is made up of 11 2×4’s in 16′ length, placed evenly across the foundation, with about 1 3/8″ gap in-between each lumber.

Then, drill pilot holes and secure in place with 3 1/2″ screws, directly attaching to the 4×4 skid below. There are three primary rafters attached to the studs, which holds up the entire roof structure. These rafters are made up of six 2×6 lumbers cut to 8′-1″ length, secured to the 4×4 studs with 3 1/2″ screws.

Tip: it’s easier to build the entire purlin structure on the ground and then raise in place on top of rafters. Next, cut and attach the corrugated metal roof panel on top of the purlins.

You’ll need 138SF to cover the entire shed roof, these panels usually come in 3′ x 8 ‘ sized sheets. Finally, we will complete the 6×16 firewood shed by adding exterior side panels.

Tip: you can use T1-11 plywood panels if you want to increase enclosure, it also takes less effort to install. Lastly, check to make sure all the pieces are properly secured in place before loading in the firewood.

You can also install a tarp to the front side of the shed during winter seasons to block out snow and rain. In summary, a well designed firewood shed is guaranteed to keep your logs dry and organized.

Also, these sheds usually take up a small amount of space in your backyard or campsite, and can add a cozy cabin look to your property.

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