Rustic Firewood Storage Shed

9 Materials
3 Hours

As we get closer and closer to cooler weather, that means we get to make more fires!! Yayyyy!! Since we have time this summer, we decided to build something to keep the wood dry! No more wet wood! So Billy and I set out to make a firewood shed that was sure to keep our toasty fires burning strong. Plus I absolutely love any chance I get to zest with Billy- I love doing projects with him

First we measured out how big we wanted our shed to be and cut the wood with this all in mind…
Our base was 5 feet long and our 4 posts were measured so the front two were taller than the back two to create a slope for water to drain. The front posts were 4.5ft and the back posts were a 1/2 inch shorter.
Next we wanted to enclose the whole structure so we used old fence posts to make walls with a gap between each post….
Voila! Time to build the roof!
A pretty standard frame…
But of course we had to make it look good from the front too…
For the roof we used corrugated steel and cut the pieces by hand with metal cutting sheers
A quick staple gun on the roof…
We absolutely love the outcome! Feels like we added some farmhouse, rustic charm to the outside of our house!
We really look forward to cooler weather!
What are you doing to prepare for the winter? We would love to hear your answers below!
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3 questions
  • Janis K Harrison
    Janis K Harrison
    on Nov 6, 2017

    Ummm...Shouldn't the ribs & gutters of the galvi roof be from the front to the back of your wood shelter? So the rain would sheet off....
    • John Biermacher
      John Biermacher
      on Dec 5, 2019

      Janis and Robyn both make good points that combined will improve the runoff.

  • Paul
    on Nov 6, 2017

    I really like this project! I also appreciate all of the comments from concerned readers. I plan to build it out away from the house. Can you tell me how deep you made your shed?
  • Paul
    on Nov 6, 2017

    How deep did you make the shed?

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  • Carol de la Fuente
    Carol de la Fuente
    on Jan 24, 2020

    Nice job and looks fantastic!!!

  • Valerie Burge
    Valerie Burge
    on Sep 7, 2020

    That's awesome! This would also work well for storing yard waste bags between pick-up days so they don't get soaked through if it rains!

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