Firewood-Garbage Shed

This versatile shed is actually two projects in one: by using the same central design, you can build a firewood shelter or a garbage and recycling bin. The differences between the two are clearly shown in the illustrations. Both projects have four posts, a rectangular floor frame decked with 2 × 6s, and spaced side slats that provide ventilation. The plywood, shed-style roof is covered with cedar shingles, but you can use any type of roofing. When adapted as a garbage shed, the project includes a center post and slats on the rear wall, two posts on the front wall that define the door openings, a shelf for recycling, and three frame-and-panel cedar doors.

To save on expenses, you can build the entire shed with pressure-treated lumber or use cedar only for the most visible parts.

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