There’s nothing worse than trying light a fire with damp wood. It takes ages and sometimes doesn’t even light at all. Don’t make the same mistake that I did and think that a tarp will keep your firewood dry. Do yourself a favor and get some decent wood shed plans and build yourself a shed that will keep your firewood dry.
You can decorate the exterior with vibrant flower boxes and other types of beautiful exterior decorations.
Careful planning on the type of roof that you will use is as important as planning the foundation. Your wood shed should have a roof type which is good enough to protect your wood from the rain and snow. It doesn’t need to be the expensive type, but the one that will surely stand the test of the nature. And while most wood sheds do not have walls, you can opt to have one or two, as long as the design will allow good airflow around the stack.
You will need to choose a plan large enough for your storage needs both now and the future but not so large that it dominates your back yard or garden leaving you with not enough space for garden furniture, childrens toys and plant tubs not to mention the lawn and garden itself.
These plans can be used by either complete beginners right up to professional wood workers. There are so many designs available these days that you are sure to find one that suits your individual needs.
The tarp ended up causing condensation because the wood couldn’t breathe and thus I ended up with another lot of ruined firewood!
Wooden shingles, clay tiles, and the new green roof is growing plants or grass with low maintenance and providing stunning natural appearance, are other materials used for roofing. Ensure that the design of roof selected conforms to the building codes of your area. Any violation will result in legal consequence. Check out with your local dealer or your neighbouring area who have constructed similar sheds. They should be able to give you the relevant information
Selection of roofing materials depends on the pitch of the roof. Leak proof roof is very much preferred. Flat roof is constructed using metal or wooden decking. The very similar items can also be made use of for a gabled roof.
The foundation is a crucial part of both the planning and the construction itself. The floor of the shed is necessary to protect the stack from moisture and decomposing elements while allowing consistent airflow around it to ensure quick curing and drying. Otherwise, you cannot expect quality wood when you need one especially for the winter. Importantly, the shed should not be near access to water like garden faucets to avoid having the stack wet from sprinkles when watering your garden plants or the lawn.
This can be a problem if you have a need to move the door or window somewhere else in the shed and will be forced to compromise. Using wood instead will give you the option to make these types of changes easily since you are building the shed from individual lumber. In fact most wood shed plans will provide options for a number of changes you can make the basic design to fit your needs.