DIY Wood Shed Plans – design build firewood Part 3

Roof Strapping

Strapping is screwed over the rafters
Strapping is screwed over the rafters

Strapping made of 1×6 or 1×4’s are laid over the top of the rafters and screwed in place. They will be the support and attachment points for the metal roof screws later. With this step I did add the walls to the wood shed plans but had to make some modifications based on the cedar stock I had.

Walls

Pre-stained and cut 2x4\'s are screwed to the girts and cross members
Pre-stained and cut 2×4’s are screwed to the girts and cross members

While I’m waiting for the metal roof panel order to arrive, I can complete the carpentry by adding the walls. They are made of two by fours spaced across the cross members and girts. They are cut to length, stained, and screwed in place.

These 2x4\'s create a sturdy wall
These 2×4’s create a sturdy wall
I also pre-drilled each 2x4 while they were on the saw horses. This speeds up installation - wood shed plans
I also pre-drilled each 2×4 while they were on the saw horses. This speeds up installation

I use stop blocks clamped to the top of the cross member to make placement and alignment easier. I use spacing blocks between the slats for a consistent gap. I used two by fours for strength and also because a had a lot of them.

Roof Felt

Tar paper rolled over the strapping and stapled in place
Tar paper rolled over the strapping and stapled in place

When the roofing arrived I rolled out tar paper over the strapping. Thee roll is three feet wide. I overlapped it and attached it with staples.

Roof panels are marked with a sharpie where screws will go.
Roof panels are marked with a sharpie where screws will go.

I made a marking stick from scrap trim to mark the location of the screws on the panel with a sharpie. This ensures each screw is properly spaced and hits the intended strap.

Install Metal Roof Panels

Sliding the first roof panel into place - Timber Frame Firewood Shed
Sliding the first panel into place
The first panel is positioned square to the roof and a few screws run in - Shed Roof
The first panel is positioned square to the roof and a few screws run in

I slide the first panel into place, line it up and square it to the roof as best possible. Then hold it in place with a few screws. When I’m happy with the placing of this first panel I run in more screws.

Careful to step only where a strap supports me - Roofing the Firewood Shed
Careful to step only where a strap supports me

From the other side of the shed I mark a panel and slid it up and onto the roof. Then slide it over and overlap the edge. Again, hold it in place with a few screws.

Rip the last roof panel to width with drill cutter attachment - wood shed plans
Panels slid up and screws run in

Then climb on the roof and screw each panel fully. Being careful to step only where there is strapping. This is repeated until all the panels are in place.

A thin strip is what\'s needed to finish the roof
Rip the last panel to width with drill cutter attachment

The last panel is measure and cut to size with a shear attachment on my drill.

Eve and gable end flashing with a drip edge is screwed into place - wood shed plans
A thin strip is what’s needed to finish the roof

The sheet metal cutting attachment for my drill that works very well. It’s fast, accurate, and leaves an edge that is not as sharp as with shears or snips.

Eve and gable end flashing with a drip edge is screwed into place
Eve and gable end flashing with a drip edge is screwed into place

After the last panel is in I add drip edge to the front high eave and the sides.
And the woodshed is done.

Splitting some dry fir rounds
Splitting some dry fir rounds
Finally filling our new Timber Frame Woodshed. Stocked for winter - wood shed plans
Finally filling our new Timber Frame Woodshed. Ready for winter

Now to split some wood and fill the woodshed. I added some dividers to the inside space to separate stacks. Grab a copy of the wood shed plans here.

Winter 2019 Update

Here’s a pic of the woodshed covered in snow. It’s holding up very well.

Timer Frame Woodshed in snow

Thanks for reading!


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