If you heat your home with firewood or use a fireplace, you need to learn how to build a firewood shed to keep your wood dry.
Where Should You Build Your Firewood Shed?
While you might want to have a storage shed by your garden to keep your gardening tools organized an handy, the firewood shed needs to be in close proximity of your house. This way it will be simple to retrieve the wood when you need it.
In my opinion, the best shed for storing firewood would be a lean-to type of shed built right by your backdoor (or side-door, whichever is closest to your wood stove).
How To Build A Firewood Shed
Having a well stocked firewood shed will come in handy when the colder months come.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when building a firewood shed:
- start with an elevated floor: this is going to be a huge help in keeping your wood dry
- put up three sides, similar to a lean-to shed
- be sure that the open side of the shed is facing away from wind, rain and snow. This will help keep the airflow going and your wood dry
- your shed roof must be slanted to allow rain and snow to fall off the roof and not drip in and soak your wood
- make sure that all the ground surrounding your firewood shed slants away from the shed. This way no water will collect underneath your shed and affect the wood
This shed doesn’t need to be anything fancy: just a covered structure that will protect your wood and keep it nicely stacked and easily accessible.
With a properly built firewood shed you won’t need to worry about your wood getting wet.
Would you like to landscape around your firewood shed? Check out these landscaping ideas for sheds.
If you need some inspiration, you can find some excellent plans for firewood sheds online. Furthermore, you can find a great variety of books with plans for building all types of sheds including firewood sheds. Here are some book ideas for you.
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Alternative To A Firewood Shed
What if you need something now and don’t have the time to build a storage shed for your fire wood? You could get a firewood rack you can keep by the door, under a canopy. Or get a covered wood rack.
I did a bit of research and found some that people really love! Take a look and see if they might work for you too!
I really like the look of these wood racks. And they should be easy to stack up.
I hope you know how to build a firewood shed now and enjoy warmth by the fire with your family every day this winter 🙂