Firewood Shed Info
A firewood shed is an excellent way to store your firewood. It's aesthetically pleasing, functional and practical. Read below to learn about tips to keep in mind before building or buying a shed.
What exactly is a firewood shed?
Sheds for firewood are used to store firewood after processing. They are usually built with three sides and roof to keep the wood dry.
Many people build their own sheds, but you can also purchase them already built in many different designs. The basic idea is to have a spot where your wood can stay dry and be convenient to bring into your house or wood burning location.
I like them because they look nice and provide a convenient place to store firewood before burning.
How should I use the shed?
My recommendation for using sheds, is to only store your wood there once it has already been seasoned. Don't get me wrong, firewood will still dry in a shed. The problem is that it won't dry as quickly as it will out in the open. For that reason, you should at least partially dry your wood before stacking it into a shed.
In an ideal situation, you should have two years of firewood already cut anyway. Keep the older, seasoned firewood in the shed. Let the freshly cut wood season in an area with lots of sun and air circulation. That way you can always restock the shed with the wood that was cut in the previous year or season.
How large of a shed do I need?
Obviously, this will all depend on your needs. If possible, I recommend building one that will store enough wood for the year. Therefore, if you burn 3 cords of firewood each year, build a shed to hold that much wood.
If you burn a lot of wood, this may not make sense. Just remember that tromping through the snow to dig out firewood in the dead of winter is not a fun activity. Build or buy your shed with that in mind.
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