A lot of people burn wood to heat their homes or to just create a cozy, relaxing setting. However, the way we store, dry and burn our wood can make a difference. Did you know that burning wet firewood is not only a waste of energy and money, but it can also create harmful air pollution and it can make you and your family sick. To protect your family’s health and save energy, burn wood that has been properly dried.
This video shows you how to build a wood storage shed that will allow you to properly store and dry wood for a warmer fire with less smoke. It is simple to build, using mostly straight cuts, with no mitered corners or joints. The finished shed will hold about one cord of wood.
Click on the link below to find full directions and an instruction sheet for building a wood storage shed.
The estimated cost of materials is approximately $250 and it should take about five hours to build. To dry the wood properly, be sure to split your wood before stacking it and allow space between the pieces of wood so air can circulate through the stack. Dry, seasoned wood will give you a hotter fire, less smoke and you’ll use less wood!