Firewood Shed

By Robert Robillard on Home Repairs And Remodeling

Firewood Shed

Building A Firewood Storage Shed

This article is about building a firewood shed.  This morning was was cool and a perfect morning to install the roofing. I installed a rubberized membrane [ice and water shield] on the roof sheathing as a redundancy layer under the shingles. This membrane runs up the side wall of the garage to keep wind driven rain and snow out.

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The owner had left over shingles in the barn, the color is now a bit darker than the garage and house shingles due to fading from the sun, buts its close match.

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Lead flashing finished the weather seal and covered the last course of shingles at the garage wall. The trim and bed molding was re-installed with stainless steel nails.

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PVC corner boards and smooth, clear, cedar clapboards were installed. I used 6d, stainless steel, ring shank nails.

I always seal the clapboard end grain with primer to prevent water and moisture from penetrating the end grain. Once moisture gets into end grain it works its way under the surface of the paint and can cause it to peel. This is why back priming and end grain sealing is important.

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Clapboards installed and now to move the firewood into the firewood shed.

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A small pvc band was installed around the entrance opening for detailing as well as to cover the seam between the header and sofit trim.

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Building a firewood shed is a great project to do yourself and to protect your firewood.  The shed we build int his project holds about a cord of wood and took a few days to build.   We used modern building techniques and materials to make it last.  We also took the time to make sure that it blended in and matched the existing house.

Finished! Ready for the painter.

Firewood Shed

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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