A firewood storage shed is a relatively simple structure that is used to cover stacks of firewood so that the firewood is protected from rain and snow. In most cases, a firewood storage shed is a long, shallow structure that is designed to accommodate one row of stacked firewood. It is closed on at least one side, generally the back of the shed against which the firewood is stacked. It may be open on one to three sides, depending on the preferences of the person building the shed and on the prevailing winds as they relate to the location of the storage shed. A firewood storage shed is usually open at the front, which allows the greatest amount of access to the wood as it is being stacked and as it is being collected for use. As a firewood storage shed is a relatively simple structure, many people choose to build their own.
When planning the placement of a firewood storage shed make sure you think of accessibility. On a cold, snowy night you don’t want to have to trudge all over the place to get wood. Consider the direction weather usually comes from and face your opening away from it. Remember also that whether you or someone else is delivering firewood, you will have to move it from a vehicle to your storage shed. You have to situate your firewood storage shed so that you can fill and empty it with ease. If you don’t feel that you can do both of these well, consider that filling is done only once, whereas you will be getting firewood all winter long.