Homemade Firewood Storage Shed – Time Lapse

An open frame firewood shed designed to store up to four cords of firewood in four separate bays each measuring 4’x4’x8′. Allows air flow while keeping moisture out. No more ugly tarps!.

Note: please consider that I am not an engineer or contractor and uncertain if this design is sound, safe, or complies with any local building codes.

The key dimensions include the following:

4 wood bins measuring 4′ wide x 4′ deep x 6.5′ tall from the floor to the top.

The left side of the roof in the picture (with the large low overhang) measures 8′ from top of ridge to the bottom and runs 16 feet – so four 4×8 sheets plywood.

The right side of the roof measures 4′ from top of ridge to the valley and runs 16′ as well – so two 4×8 sheets of plywood.

The right side of the roof that juts out over the front is also 4′ x 16′ – so again two more 4×8 sheets of plywood.

From the top of the roof line down to the top of the wood bin is approx. 4 feet.

The materials list is noted below, but consider them all approximate

Posts
15 = 4″x4″x8′ pressure treated posts
15 = Simpson Strong-Tie FPBS44 Black Powder-Coated 12-Gauge E-Z Spike from Home Depot to anchor the posts (instead of concrete)

Base Material
2 tons = 3/4 inch trap rock

Roof
8 sheets = 5/8″ x 4′ x 8′ exterior plywood
2 = rolls of roofing paper – I laid down two layers of felt paper just to be safe
10 = Ondura 79-in x 48-in Black Corrugated Cellulose Asphalt Roof Panel from Lowes
5 or 6 boxes of Ondura 100-Count 1/8-in 3-in Steel Roofing with Neoprene Washer from Lowes
60 feet or 10 sections of = Ondura 6’7″ Black Composite Ridge Vent – for the top ridge, the valley, and at the ends of each roof line from Lowes

Framing
2 = 2″ x 6″ x 10′ for the top peak of the roof line pressure treated
2 = 4″x4″x8′ for the three 4′ vertical supports for the roof line pressure treated
Approx 30 = 2″ x 4″ x 10′ pressure treated
Approx 60 = 1″ x 6″ x 8′ pressure treated
1 box of 1000 3 inch galvanized pneumatic nails from Harbor Freight for my framing nailer.

Paint
3 gallons of BEHR Premium Weatherproofing All-In-One Wood Finish – Solid stain from Home Depot applied about 5 months after to let the pressure treated wood dry out

Medical
3 bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol and one tube of Ben-gay 🙂

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