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How to Store Red Gum Firewood in an Outside Shed?

It’s important to keep your firewood in a safe and dry place. You can store them inside your house, but that means you have less space for furniture. If you don’t have a heated garage or basement, it might be too cold to store them there. A common solution is to use an outside shed.

When storing your firewood outside, there are some things you need to do in order to make sure they’re dry and protected against pests. 

Here are the steps:

  • Find a shed that is at least 10 feet wide with walls at least six feet high
  • Place three two-by-fours across the front of the door where it opens
  • Lay two one-by-twos vertically over the two cross pieces of wood
  • Nail these boards halfway into the door frame so they go from top to bottom
  • Cover this structure with tar paper or tarp before stacking wood on top

Why You Should Store Your Firewood Outside

Wood can be stored just about anywhere as long as it’s dry and out of the way. However, storing your wood outside has many benefits. First, with a high-quality storage shed, you have the ability to store more wood than if you had it inside your house. Second, when you store your firewood in a quality shed outside, it protects them from pests. Lastly, by keeping your wood in an outdoor shed, you don’t have to worry about moisture because it’s already exposed to open air and protected from rain.

How To Prevent Firewood From Getting Wet

The most important step in protecting your firewood is to keep it dry. But what if you’ve just had a heavy rainfall or the snow melted and now your wood is wet? The best way to protect the firewood is to cover it with tar paper, tarp, or plastic sheeting. You want to use something that will keep water out but still let the wood breathe.

You can also use a shed that has an overhang on one side so rainwater will run off before it hits the woodpile or a fully enclosed shed. This can be done by raising the roof on one side of your shed and attaching chicken wire to the exterior walls before you stack up against your wood. A fully enclosed shed will also help prevent pests from taking up residence inside your shed.

Finally, you can use a tarp as a roof for outside sheds that don’t have an overhang. To do this, create two sloped roofs out of plywood and put one end of the tarp at each of these points. Then secure everything together with nails or screws and trim off any excess tarp at each end so it doesn’t blow away in strong winds.

How To Prevent Pests From Going In

You can also use a tarp to cover the wood. This helps keep pests from going in and getting inside. If you only have a small amount of firewood, you can place it in an oil drum cut in half. You will still need to put a tarp over the top to keep the rain out.


  1. The outside storage of firewood is a great way to save space.
  2. One of the best ways to keep your firewood dry and pest-free is to store it in a shed.
  3. A shed is a good place to store firewood because it protects it from natural elements.


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