Build a Streamlined Woodshed
Designed to be erected in a day, this shed uses readily available materials and basic tools.
Synopsis: This simple woodshed can be built in a weekend, and sized up or down as needed. A detailed drawing and materials list shows the type and dimensions of lumber and hardware needed for construction, while photographs illustrate the process of building the shed, from preparing the base on concrete and/or gravel, to cutting the parts, to assembling the floor, walls, and roof.
A few years ago, I offered to help a friend build a woodshed in his yard. I imagined a simple rack made of 2x4s and a few sheets of metal roofing—but when I found out the shed would need to hold five cords of wood, I had to adjust my plans. The design I came up with is easy to scale up or down, as I did for the much smaller shed shown in this article.
Ideally, a woodshed is sized just tall enough…