Everyone loves to curl up by a nice warm fire with the smell of genuine wood burning in the fireplace. Good firewood sheds can provide all the dry seasoned firewood to make this possible.
If you are going to be putting in the back-breaking labor of chopping all the firewood you need for the up coming winter, or if you are planning to invest your hard-earned dollars to buy it and have someone deliver it to your home, it's a good investment to keep that firewood dry and accessible for future use. To do this, you will need to build a firewood shed, using a great set of firewood shed plans.
The truth is, fresh cut firewood can take as much as a full year to properly dry out and season to be ready for you to use. During this drying out time your wood needs to be protected from the rain and snow, and yet at the same time have adequate air ventilation to aid in the drying process.
Firewood sheds should allow for ventilation along the floor of the shed. This can be accomplished by a pallet-style floor, with an air gap underneath and spaces between the floor boards.
The best wood sheds allow for air to move through the pile of stored wood. The moisture in the fresh cut wood needs to be able to escape through evaporation and out into the air outside. That's why most wood sheds have one or two sides open. The roof over the shed protects the wood from rain and snow, and the walls of the firewood shed should be facing the direction the wind normally blows to allow the wood to properly dry.
If you want to build your own shed to protect your wood I suggest you purchase high quality shed plans. Plans that will allow for different sizes and styles of wood sheds to be built, to suit a large variety of needs. Whether you have a lot of wood to store or a little wood to store, buy a set of shed plans that come with many choices rather than just one individual wood shed plans.
The next step after you have chosen your shed plans is to go shopping for the supplies. Everything you need should be listed for you. Do not go too cheap on the materials. You want all of your firewood sheds to last for a life time.