Wood Storage Sheds

You've spent the time cutting and stacking all of your firewood, and now it's the middle of winter and you are ready to build a fire. You bundle up and take a trip outside, only to find that all of your wood is wet and not safe to burn. This is why having a Wood Storage Shed is so valuable. A Wood Storage Shed or Fire Wood Storage Building helps keep your cut and stacked firewood sheltered from the harsh weather conditions. Storing your fire wood within a Wood Storage Shed helps protect your fire wood so that it can stay dry and can season properly. A Firewood Shed is a must have for any home fire builders, but especially for those that live in areas that get a lot of rain and/or snow.

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Storing your firewood in an Outdoor building such as a Wood Shed is a simple way to keep your wood fuel dry and ready to burn

Opting for an outdoor building such as a Wood Shed or a Fire Wood Storage Building, not only keeps your firewood dry, but also ensures it's readily available when needed. These structures can be easy to build and don't require a lot of space. So whether you have a small backyard or a spacious campsite, a firewood storage shed is a practical solution for wood storage.

Wood Sheds can be built as a DIY project using upcycled materials such as fence panels or pallets. However, nothing beats an all in one Shed kit that comes with all of the components you need.

Remember, the shed design can greatly influence its effectiveness. A shed with proper ventilation promotes air circulation, which is crucial for the seasoning of firewood. This is why it is important that the design should allow air to flow around the woodpile. Sheds also have a roof that covers the fire wood and helps with protecting it from moisture.

Here are a few design ideas for your consideration:

  • A shed with a raised base keeps the wood off the ground, preventing moisture absorption.
  • Sheds with two compartments provide organized storage and easy access to the firewood.
  • A shed with a kindling shelf offers a convenient place for smaller pieces of wood.

Regardless of the design, the primary goal with all styles of Wood Storage Sheds remains the same - keeping your firewood dry and ready to burn.

Wood Storage Shed designs will usually have walls and a roof and can be wooden, steel or can also be comprised of waterproof polyethylene material

The design of your Wood Storage Shed depends largely on your needs, preferences, and the environmental conditions where you live. Wood Storage Sheds are usually constructed of either wood, steel, or polyethylene materials. Some can also be a combination of these materials.

Sheds constructed from wood provide a traditional aesthetic and can be easily customized. However, they may require regular maintenance for protection against pests and weather elements. They are also more of a permanent structure.

Steel sheds, on the other hand, are highly durable, sturdy and require less upkeep, though they may not blend as seamlessly into your landscape. They may also cost a bit more than other options, but they are the most durable and weather resistant option. These are also more of a permanent structure

If you're looking for a lightweight, portable, and cost effective option, consider sheds made from waterproof polyethylene material. They are resistant to UV rays and water, ensuring your firewood stays dry. These sheds typically have steel support beams that give the shed it's structure and rigidity and then the polyethylene cover will provide the roof and walls of the structure.

  • Wooden Sheds: Traditional look, great for customization, maintenance required.
  • Steel Sheds: High durability, low maintenance, less aesthetic.
  • Polyethylene Sheds: Lightweight, portable, resistant to UV and water.

Whatever materials you choose, the most important thing is to make sure that the structure has a roof, walls and a door or roll up side that you can access the wood through.

Whether you are looking for a small shed kit or a structure to store large logs or wood racks, there is a storage shed to fit your needs

From compact shed kits for small spaces to larger structures designed for substantial log storage, Northline Express offers a large variety of options to suit your specific needs.

If you need a small storage unit, consider easy to assemble shed kits. They're perfect for tight spaces and can house smaller log racks. These are typically made from light, weather resistant materials like polyethylene and these kits come with all of the necessary components for a hassle free installation.

For larger storage needs, especially for those storing extensive outdoor wood racks or large logs, a more substantial shed or even a large garage building would be better suited. These structures often feature robust construction, often from wood or steel, and provide ample space not just for wood storage but also for efficient organization of all of your home and garden items.

It is important to consider your storage requirements as well as your overall space, budget and weather conditions, when deciding on which type of shed or garage to choose.

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Even when using a Wood Storage Building it is recommended to stack your wood on an outdoor log rack

Even though your Storage Shed, Canopy or Garage will help protect the wood from the elements, keeping your wood off the ground is a good idea. Doing this will eliminate the pests, and will keep your wood dryer.

The best way to keep your fire wood dry and easy to access is to stack it on an Outdoor firewood Rack. These racks are a great way to keep your firewood elevated and up off of the ground. They also allow air to flow in, around and through your firewood so that it can dry out and season properly. Moisture can seep up from the ground, and thus making your wood damp and unable to burn. The dryer your wood, the more efficiently it will burn.

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Don't forget to check out some Wood Storage Accessories to help make your job easier

There are a variety of accessories that can make splitting, storing, transporting your fire wood a lot easier. Here are a few accessories to consider:

  • Log and Firewood Carriers - Log and Firewood Carriers make it easier to transport wood from your outdoor storage shed to your fireplace hearth area.
  • Rolling Firewood Carts - Save yourself time and energy by transporting wood with a rolling firewood cart
  • Log Splitters - These amazing tools help you save time, energy and your back when splitting wood from your wood pile
  • Fireplace Gloves - These heavy duty gloves help protect your hands while handling logs, fire wood sections and while tending to the fire
  • Indoor Firewood Racks - Store enough wood for multiple fires on these indoor racks to save you from making multiple trips outside during bad weather

FAQ - Wood Storage Sheds - Fire Wood Storage Buildings

Is it cheaper to build a storage shed or buy one?

It is definitely an option to build your own storage shed, especially if you have excess lumber, pallets or even fence panels on hand. But doing this requires a great deal of planning and labor. Buying a Wood Storage shed, garage or canopy is much easier, because these are mainly all in one kits. They come with easy to follow instructions and all of the components that you need.

So while it is possible it may save you a few dollars to build your own, it will save you a great deal of time and energy to purchase a new kit. Also most sheds will come with a manufacturer's warranty which also gives you peace of mind.

Does a firewood shed need ventilation?

Yes, a firewood shed does need ventilation. Proper ventilation in a firewood shed is essential for numerous reasons. Air circulation plays a pivotal role in the drying process of the wood. When airflow is restricted, it can lead to increased moisture levels, which can result in the growth of mold and fungi. Not only does this hinder the wood's ability to burn efficiently, but it can also lead to structural damage within the shed. Therefore, implementing a ventilation system helps to maintain the quality and longevity of your firewood, while also preserving the shed's structural integrity.

How tall should a firewood shed be?

Wood Storage Sheds come in a variety of sizes and there is not a specific set of parameters for how tall, wide or long your storage structure needs to be. It all comes down to your specific needs, and the space that you have to work with. You do want to make sure that the structure is a bit taller than the wood racks that you are placing within, to make sure you allow enough room for proper ventilation and air movement.

Should you store firewood in a steel or wooden shed or is a portable shed better?

Choosing between a steel, wooden, or portable shed for storing firewood largely depends on your specific needs and the possible weather conditions in your area.

  • Steel sheds are robust and resist pests and rot, but they may condensate, leading to a damp environment. These are also more permanent structures.
  • Wooden sheds provide a natural aesthetic and good insulation, but may need regular maintenance to prevent decay and pest infestations.
  • Portable sheds offer flexibility in placement and easy setup. Some portable sheds may have a rating for snow and wind, while others may not be able to hold up to harsh weather conditions.

Consider factors like your climate, the quantity of wood to be stored, and your budget when making your choice on which structure will work best for you.

Where can I go to learn more about Wood Storage Sheds, Garages and Outdoor Living Structures?

The Northline Express Resource Center features a large selection of articles and how to guides for a number of projects. Here are some articles about canopies, garages and firewood: