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Burn Wise: How to Build a Wood Shed

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Flyer: How to Build a Woodshed: includes materials list and simple directions to help you build your own firewood storage shed.


Video: How to Build a Firewood Storage Shed - simple building instructions on EPA's YouTube Channel

woodshed extended roofWood Shed Recommended Improvements:  Better protect your wood from the elements by extending the shed roof a foot on all sides.  One option is to add a 2”X4”X 10’ board across both the front and back of the shed, and then attach additional 2”X4”X6’ roof rafters to each side.  The roofing material can then be attached to this box frame , eliminating the need for the plywood. 

Additional tips: Use 2”X4”s instead of 1”X4”s  when installing the back and side slats - they are stronger and typically cost less.  Consider resting the two 2”X6”s directly on the blocks and take the pressure off the screws. You can also use carriage bolts rather than lag screws.