Sharing all our tips & tricks for building a large DIY outdoor wood firewood storage shed on a budget that looks nice in the backyard with step by step instructions for How to build a firewood storage shed for wood log storage with pictures!
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DIY Wood Firewood Storage Shed
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We are obsessed with our new wood stove insert (see it HERE) & were in need of EVEN more dry firewood storage space for it.
We had built a DIY firewood rack (see it HERE) just off our family room on the DIY flagstone patio but it was just not enough for the 2 cords of firewood we need every year to heat 1/2 of our farmhouse.
The fun surprise of this DIY project is that Bennett, our soon to be college freshman built this DIY wood firewood storage shed ALL by himself!!!
Supplies & Tools Needed to Make a DIY Wood Firewood Storage Shed
- 4 cinderblocks
- stone gravel to help make the ground level
- 4 (4 by 4) pressure treated posts
- 4 pressure treated 2 by 6 boards
- 24 (6 foot pressure treated fence boards)
- screwdriver & exterior screws
- composite boards for the floor or pressure treated floor boards to fit shed
- chop saw or miter saw
- 3 galvanized roof sheets
- exterior screws & washers to attach the metal roof
- Tin snips to cut metal roof
Size of DIY Wood Firewood Storage Shed
The Structure of our DIY Firewood Storage Shed is 97″ wide by 43″ deep by 83″ tall in the front by 55″ tall in the back.
The inside of our DIY firewood storage shed is 87″ wide by 40″ deep by 68″ tall on the inside by 48″ tall on the back wall.
It is large enough to fit 1 cord of wood comfortably.
Step by step Instructions for How to Build a DIY Firewood Storage Shed
Step ONE – Pick Your Location & Level the Ground
In order to level the ground for our DIY wood firewood storage shed to go we first dug out some of the dirt & used stone gravel to make both sides the firewood shed level.
After Leveling the gravel, Ben added the 4 cinderblocks for a solid surface to lay the pressure treated posts on.
Step TWO – Build the Base of the DIY Firewood Storage Shed
First cut your pressure treated boards to the size you want & screw them together using exterior screws.
Place your rectangular firewood base on top of the 4 leveled concrete blocks.
Later, we added rocks from our backyard underneath the DIY firewood storage shed to keep any large animals from digging underneath of it.
Step THREE – Add the 4 Corner Posts
Begin installing the 4 pressure treated posts cutting them to size with a miter saw with a 30 degree angle cut.
Step FOUR – Build the DIY Wood Firewood Storage Roof
Build & install the roof structure, the same size as the floor base.
Step FIVE – Add the Firewood Storage Floor
We had leftover composite decking from creating our DIY pea gravel patio (see it HERE) that we used for the floor of the DIY firewood storage shed.
We thought the composite boards would last longer with the firewood on top.
However, you could use Pressure treated floor boards instead.
Step SIX – Finish Building the Walls of the DIY Firewood Storage Shed
First, we added short strips of scrap Pressure treated wood to provide support for walls & for easier installation when screwing the pressure treated wall boards into.
We chose a cross- hatching design for the walls of the DIY wood firewood storage shed.
The horizontal boards are spaced 3 inches apart & the vertical boards are spaced 3-4 inches apart.
Ben made spacers to help make this job go a little easier & faster.
The vertical boards are cut at an angle so they avoid overlapping with the roof.
We kept the 3 walls of the DIY firewood storage shed open to help the firewood dry out more quickly.
Step SEVEN – Add the Roof of the DIY Wood Firewood Storage Shed
The galvanized metal roof was installed using exterior screws with washers to attach the roof boards.
Tin snips were used to remove sharp edges of the metal roof.
Step EIGHT – Fill with Firewood & Enjoy!
I hope this inspires you & answers all your questions for how to build a DIY wood firewood storage shed for the firewood at your home!