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How to build a wood shed

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This step by step diy article is about how to build a wood shed. Building a wood shed is one of those projects that pay off especially during the cold winters. This firewood storage shed can store up to 3/4 cords of wood. There are many designs and plans you could choose from, so you should take a look on the alternatives, before starting the actual constructions. If everything is planed from the very beginning and use proper materials, any diy-er can can build the basic shed in just a few days.

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There are a few aspects you have to consider before building a woodshed. First of all, we recommend you to buy quality lumber (pressure-treated lumber or pine) and check if the slats are in a good condition. Generally speaking, the slats should not have knots, twists or other issues. Moreover, choose a proper location before building the wood shed. The area should be perfectly level and it should comply with the local building codes.

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Remember that you should always pre-drill the components, otherwise the wood might split. In addition, check all the corners for squareness and make sure the corner posts are plumb, using a good spirit level. Align all the components at both ends, before inserting the galvanized screws into place, otherwise the end result might not fit your needs properly. Work with attention and with good judgement, if you want to prevent costly mistakes.

how to build a wood shed


  • Made from this plan
  • In order to make a woodshed,В you needs the following:
  • Materials A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber 90″ long, 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber 18″ long RAFTERS

    B – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber 90″ long FLOORING SLATS

    C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber 64 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber 62″ longВ FRONTВ LEGS

    D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber 51 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber 51 1/4″ longВ BACK RAFTERS

    E – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber 96″, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber 31В 1/2″, 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber 30В 1/4″ RAFTERS

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    F – 1 piece of 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood, 30 3/4″ x 96″ ROOFING

  • G – 24 sq ft of tar paper ROOFING UNDERLAYMENT
  • H – 24 sq ft of asphalt shingles SHINGLES
  • I – 14 pieces of 2×4 lumber 25 1/2″ long, 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber 93″ lumber PANELS

  • 17 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
  • 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 25 sq ft of tar paper, 25 sq ft of shingles
  • 500 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
  • 100 pieces of 1 1/4″ screws
  • glue, stain
  • Tools Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure,В spirit level, carpentry pencil

    Drill machinery and drill bits

    Tips Pre-drill holes in the wooden components, before driving in the screws

    Check the corners for squareness, using a corner square

  • Time One weekend
  • Building a wood shed
  • Installing the legs
  • Building a small wood shed is a must-have especially when winter is knocking on the door. Apart from being a relatively easy project, as you don’t need many skills to get the job done, it also implies a small investment. In order to build the wood shed, you need to use pressure-treated lumber, as the components will resist against rot.

    Smart Tip:В You could also use regular pine slats, but you need to protect them against decay, using appropriate products. Work with great care and attention, if you want to obtain a professional result.

    How to build a wood shed

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