There are only three main designfactors in the creation of a goodwood shed: shelter, ventilationand access. If your design makes provision for these factors, it willwork. It also helps if you designit into half-cord sections. Thisallows you to easily keep track of the amount of wood youconsume, or have delivered. Acord of wood is the amount of wood, loosely stacked,occupying a volume 4' x 4' x 8' -the adjacent design will easilyhold one full cord. For proper stock rotation, use up one sectioncompletely before starting on thenext. That way you won't end upwith all your seasoned stuff atthe back, buried under a newload of green wood!
Jean from Quebec built this shed based on these plans. Nice job.
The basic post and beam framework for this wood shed took less than one day for one person (with occasional assistance) to erect, and cost less than $10 in materials for theframework.Making use of small diameter (6") logs from your property or the beach will save moneyand provides that genuine rustic look. First, peel the bark from the logs to eliminate bark beetle habitat - use a garden spade or hatchet - and knock off any branch stubs. Makerecesses for the posts as shown.The posts are attached to the beam while both are lying flat on the ground. Nail thestrapping first to the post then roll the post so that the strapping lies beneath. Next, placethe beam on top of the strapping. Bend the strapping up and around the beam and nail tothe other side of the post. A half-dozen 1-1/2" galvanized nails will secure things nicely.Raise each post and beam assembly onto foundation rocks, then add bracing till thestructure stands rigidly in place. Discrepancies in height can be evened out by packingdirt and sand under the lowest rock, or by scooping out beneath the highest one.The roofing framework is your option. The structure shown uses full 8 foot 2 x 4's,spaced 24 inches apart. They can be covered with plywood or slats, then asphalt roll-roofing or shingles. Or, for a sunny, bright interior, use corrugated fibreglass panelsnailed to wavy nailing strips. What else do you have for roofing? Recycled sheet metalroofing? Hand-split shakes. Sheet metal cut from junked car roofs and fridges?