If you live in a warmer climate, such as the southern part of the US, where the winter temperatures don’t drop too low and you don’t have a need for a huge stockpile of firewood to get you through the cold season, this small DIY firewood shed might be just what you’re looking for. Measuring just 6 feet wide and 3 feet deep, it won’t take up a lot of room in your yard, but it’ll hold approximately a half cord of firewood – plenty for the average homeowner who doesn’t use wood as their primary heat source to get through the winter.
As you can see from the image above, this firewood shed is small enough to be built using simple cinder blocks as the foundation, keeping costs down as well as allowing for the shed to be moved in the future, if necessary. The gaps between the side wall slats provide airflow for your firewood, allowing it to dry faster.
The design of this DIY shed calls for asphalt shingles, an inexpensive yet durable solution to keep the contents of your firewood shed dry. However, other roofing options may be substituted, such as wood shingles, corrugated metal, etc.
The shed itself is fairly easy to build, and uses mostly 2×4 and 1×6 lumber. Its simple design allows for modification, should you decide you’d like to go larger to accomodate a full cord of wood, or smaller to keep a few days supply of wood close to the house. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this sturdy shed that’ll keep your firewood clean and dry and ready for use!
Ready to build? Click below for the complete plans and instructions to build this DIY Firewood Shed: