When you burn wood as a primary or secondary source of heat, you do need to have some place to store it so that it stays dry. This is why there is a need for firewood sheds. Depending on how much wood you use, you should have a shed large enough to store the amount of firewood you need for one winter. For some people that only use wood in the fireplace to take the chill off the cold winter evenings or to create a romantic setting, a simple Rubbermaid storage container can do the job quite well. For large amounts, you will want to look at building a shed in your backyard.
You need to look at the various types of shed available to determine which one best suits your needs. There are metal sheds, those made of plastic and you can build one of wood. With the many shed kits available, you can easily assemble the shed in one weekend, all on your own.
Make sure you have the shed in a location where you can easily get to it to get your firewood. This means it should be as close to the house as possible. With the many shed designs available, you can have one that compliments the exterior of your home and looks quite nice in your yard. Just because you are using it for storing firewood doesn’t mean it doesn’t have to be stylish. In addition to providing space for string the firewood, you should also have a little space left over for storing some things that you don’t want or have room for in your basement.
You don’t need to have insulation in your shed, but you should allow for some movement of air, especially if you use a wooden structure. The air will help keep moisture from building up and causing the wood to rot. However, if you make sure that the firewood is completely dry before you store it inside, you won’t have to worry about the airflow.