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Keep Your Wood Dry with a Firewood Shed

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You have this pile of wood you just-chopped. You’ve spent all day chopping it and you usually cover it with a tarp or something to keep the wood dry for your next fire. But you are finally considering something more permanent such as a shed. Read on to see why you should consider firewood shed,…




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This means picking up all the scraps and kindling so that your property is always clean and ready for the next bon fire or fire inside your home.

Top 3 Picks

  • vidaXL Garden Log Storage Shed

The kind of style you can expect with this shed is a barn style, as it will have a barn roof at the end.

  • BWM.Co 5’x6′ Outdoor Storage Shed

BWM Co 5x6 Outdoor Storage Shed

  • 2x4basics 90190MI Custom Shed Kit

This actually isn’t a structure or kit, but it’s always good to have design plans on how to build firewood sheds. It provides easy-to-read instructions and tells you which tools you’ll need to build the shed that suits your needs.

Do you need a firewood shed?

Firewood that is freshly cut is usually called green wood. Believe it or not, you can’t use it right away until they’re ripe. You’ll want to season your firewood and let it age, so that it can produce safe flames (that doesn’t release carbon monoxide, which is dangerous itself). So, you’ll need to properly store the freshly chopped wood until they are ready to burn. Here’s how to store them:

Tips for installing a firewood shed

8' X 10' Firewood Storage Shed Project Plans

  • Buy a firewood shed kit that has easy instructions, predrilled holes etc. Especially if you are not experienced with building sheds.
  • When you get the kit, follow the instructions to a T. Or if you are a visual learner, watch some instructional videos. Have all of your tools ready. They usually include screwdrivers, nails/screws, and a hammer.
  • Make sure that the shed is sturdy enough by double checking, referring to manual.
  • Store firewood and other garden tools in it (depending on how much room you have)
  • You’re done! Enjoy your shed that keeps your firewood dry, or your other outdoor items protected.

Tips for storing wood


  • Always keep wood outside

You have this pile of wood you just-chopped. You’ve spent all day chopping it and you usually cover it with a tarp or something to keep the wood dry for your next fire. But you are finally considering something more permanent such as a shed.

  • Make sure firewood has access to air

It might seem like a good idea to stack wood inside, but you’ll have uninvited guests such as termites, bugs, mice and more. You’ll want to keep your wood outside, preferably in a firewood shed if possible.

  • Stack them properly


  • Protect Firewood from the Elements


  • Keep area clean

This is our top pick because of the high-quality material that was put into this shed, and it also has tubes on each side of the shed. Even better it has excellent ventilation and a slanted roof to protect your wood/garden tools from weather elements.
The Abba Patio “shed” is something you should consider. While It’s made with just a canopy and some steel bearings, it can keep your firewood dry. It is 6 x 8 ft so it should be big enough to store wood, smaller vehicles, or other yard items in there if you should so wish. There are other sizes you can choose from if you feel this one, in particular, is too small. There is no door to keep away termites or anything, but it is affordable and super easy to put up.

The Best Firewood Sheds

2x4basics 90190MI Custom Shed Kit

This shed is the perfect storage for wood by vidaXL because it is specifically designed to hold logs. It’s made out of galvanized steel, so you know that it’s super durable and won’t break down when you put a whole rack of logs on it. There are extra tubes on the sides for added support. There’s also a steel floor frame to keep the shed stable and even better, there’s floor slats to actually keep the logs dry, which is what we want. Even better, there’s a roof that is a slope so that rain can’t get on it. The dimensions for this shed are 130″ x 36.2″ x 56.7″/60.2″ (L x W x H).
Here we have a firewood rack by Hanover that is worth considering. It is made out of weather-resistant galvanized steel, so you don’t have to worry about durability or rust. It’s also a simple design, so it can fit in any area. You should know that there is a sloped roof design which means the rain will not be able to get in. It’s fairly easy to set up when you follow the instructions, and the dimensions are 61x85x35 inches (H x W x D).
 Firewood Shed


  • Inexpensive ($64.99)
  • Barn like style
  • Easy to follow instructions

  • Nice style
  • No pests can get in
  • Ventilation

  • Easy to read

  • Easy to set up
  • Durable
  • Can store wood, small vehicles in it

  • Easy to set up
  • Will protect logs from rain
  • Made out of steel

  • Made out of steel
  • Logs will stay dry

  • Good ventilation
  • Made from high-quality wood
  • Easy to set up

  • Rustic looking
  • Fir wood
  • 220lb capacity
  • Swinging doors
This runner up by BWN.Co is made out of high-quality alloy steel, which means it is super durable. It is firewood friendly as it has ventilation and even has a gable roof to help protect wood/other garden tools from weather elements. It has ample space and looks pretty.

  • It may not fit everything you want in here


Is it cheaper to build a woodshed or buy one?

This is a no brainer for anyone who does bonfires often. If logs are wet, they just won’t burn well. If you live in an area where it’s humid or harsh, you’ll need to provide some sort of shelter to protect the firewood so they can be nice and dry for your next fire. Remember if using a firewood shed, make sure it has ventilation.

Will firewood dry in a shed?

Factor 8 ft. W x 6 ft. D Plastic Storage Shed

How do you build a firewood to store a shed?

2x4basics 90190MI Custom Shed Kit

Where firewood should be outside?


Bottom Line

Finally, we have the Safstar shed that you should consider if you’re looking for storage for your firewood. Made out of fir wood and metal, you know that it is very durable and won’t break down anytime soon. It has a 220 pounds storage capacity, so you can put in a lot of wood if you want. A cool feature that we like about this shed is that it has swinging doors, making it convenient when you just want to open one side to get something. This shed has elevated feet, which means there’s less chance of moisture making it ideal to put firewood or anything that’s prone to moisture in here. It’s a beautiful rustic shed that would fit in any backyard and the dimensions are 30.5″ x 22″ x 28.5″(L x W x H).

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