Firewood Shed Plans
A Firewood shed is a perfect solution to ensuring your wood and kindling stay dry and protected from the environmental elements all year long. Not to mention, wood stacked in the yard is an eyesore. A shed will give you a place to neatly store the firewood that is out of sight and aesthetically pleasing to you, neighbours, and guests. The best part is that building it yourself is easier than you might think. Build your own storage solution with our premium firewood shed plans.
We proudly offer a full line of firewood sheds in varying dimensions, ensuring there is one to fit any size space. All you need is the ability to use basic tools and follow directions. Our comprehensive firewood shed plans provide a complete materials list and step-by-step instructions with illustrations so that there is no guesswork involved.
Considerations Before Picking a Firewood Shed Plan
When picking out the right plan, there are a few things to consider. First, what are your needs? How much firewood do you plan on storing at one time?
Secondly, you should check with your local Planning and Zoning and Homeowner’s association to determine what is permissible and what isn’t.
Thirdly, you will need to decide how big of a firewood shed you want. This may be dictated by where you plan on putting it in your yard. Be sure the shed site is not too close to a fence, another structure, or hinders traffic flow on your property.
Lastly, once you have the details of the location and size of the structure you want to build on your property, check with municipality regulations to know whether you need a building permit. Most local ordinances require sheds above a specific size to have a building permit.
Your firewood shed is going to plenty of ventilation. Without it, the wood will not be able to dry out or “season” as it should. Excess moisture can cause rot, mold, and decay, which makes the firewood useless.
The shed should be large enough to allow ventilation to pass along all sides of the wood. You do not want the interior completely sealed. Passive ventilation through gable vents at the top of the shed is advisable. An open face shed without a door will also allow for additional ventilation. If you want a door, screen doors are an excellent option because they give you the best of both worlds. Screen doors keep critters out while allowing for air to pass through.
Elevate and Properly Stack Firewood
No matter which type of flooring you choose for the structure, the wood needs to be correctly stacked and elevated off the ground. Most stacks of firewood are about four feet tall, but there is no hard and fast rule. Stack to the height you are comfortable with. Just make sure you choose a shed that is tall enough. The last thing you want to do is throw firewood in a pile on the floor. The wood in the middle will not get adequate ventilation, and you increase the risk of animals such as snakes, mice, spiders, and insects making your woodpile their home. It should always be neatly stacked.
When stacking the wood, the bottom layer should never be directly on the floor. Air will not be able to flow under the stack and can cause rot. You can easily elevate the first row with pallets.
When choosing the best firewood shed, make sure it can accommodate the height you want to stack wood and the material you plan on using to elevate the firewood off the floor.
The opening to your firewood shed needs to be large enough to facilitate easy loading and unloading of wood. It is advisable to make it wider than a traditional residential door. Apart from that, the exact dimensions are up to you. A good rule of thumb is to make the entrance the width of the vehicle you intend on hauling wood in, whether it be a pick-up truck, ATV, or a trailer. There is something to be said for convenience, so make sure that your firewood shed is easily accessible.
Room for Kindling
You need kindling and smaller pieces of wood to start a fire with. In addition to having plenty of room for storing traditional pieces of firewood, you also need space for kindling. It can be as simple as dedicating an area of your firewood shed to kindling if you have space, or you can get a little bit more creative. For example, for small amounts of kindling, shelving may work. Another option is to install a bin dedicated to kindling and small pieces of firewood and store it in the corner of the shed.
Ready to Get Started?
Don’t let the hard work that goes into acquiring and storing firewood go to waste. Our premium firewood shed plans make it easy to get the storage you need without the high price tag or hassle. With a couple of free days, your DIY firewood shed can be completed! All that’s left is to enjoy a warm, cozy fire on the coldest winter days!