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One of the best ways to build a firewood shed is to use lean to firewood shed plans. Many of our firewood shed plans are built with a modified lean to roof with the modification being the addition of a short sloping roof on the front side to keep the water drips away from the shed opening. The lean to shed works well for a firewood shed because most of the water or snow running off the roof goes to the back side of the shed away from the main access into the wood bin storage area.
Seasoning and is done by cutting, splitting, stacking and storing the firewood. Seasoning firewood by allowing it to dry takes about a year so you will want to have two years supply of wood in the fall. One years worth that you have seasoned for a year and the new wood that you will stack and season for next year.
Cutting Firewood to the proper length is important so that the firewood easily fits into your fireplace of wood stove when it is time to burn. After cutting you may want to let the firewood dry a bit so it is easier to split.
Splitting firewood is important to speed up the seasoning process for the firewood and getting it ready to stack. There are many ways to split firewood from using an wood cutting ax to a hydraulic wood splitter with the latter making your life much easier if you are splitting and storing a large amount of firewood.
Keeping the air moving around the wood is as important to properly stacking firewood as keeping it from getting wet from rain or snow. A well built firewood shed will keep rain and snow from landing directly on top of the wood every time it rains. Use these three practices to keep the air moving around your wood:
Using a firewood storage shed that has been designed to season and store firewood is one of the best ways to prepare and store your firewood. When buildIng a firewood shed it is important to consider the location of the shed in relation to the house since you will be traveling out to it often. Another factor is to face the shed away from prevailing winds so that the open side of the shed does not easily allow moisture in.
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