Small Garden Storage Shed Plan

Build This Small Garden Storage Shed

An easy to build small garden storage shed for less than $260. And its so simple to do over a weekend.

small garden storage shed planSimilar storage sheds just like this one are been sold for as much as $1,600. Lets see just how much you can save by doing it yourself. Check out this expensive sample alternative of something you can easily do yourself: Garden Storage Shed

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Storage Shed Plan Dimensions

storage shed plan dimensionsHere’s the materials & cutting list used to complete the project
Cutting List For Small Garden Storage Shed Plan Above:

For The BACK WALL of the storage shed
2 pieces of 2×2 cut at 66 1/2″
5 pieces of 2×2 cut at 77”
16 pieces of 5 1/2″ wide x 1/2″ thick fence pickets cut at 66 1/2″ long

For The SIDE WALLS of the storage shed
2 pieces of 2×2 cut at 35 1/2″
2 pieces of 2×2 cut at 77 1/2″ (longest point, top end cut at 15 degrees off square)
2 pieces of 2×2 cut at 72 5/8″ (longest point, top end cut at 15 degrees off square)
2 pieces of 2×2 cut at 67 1/2″ (shortest point, top end cut at 15 degrees off square)
2 pieces of 2×2 cut at 36 7/8” (long point to short point, both ends cut at 15 degrees off square, parallel to each other)
32 pieces of 5 1/2″ wide x 1/2″ thick fence pickets 35 1/2″ long
2 pieces of 1×3 cut at 80 1/2″
2 pieces of 1×3 cut at 70 1/4″ (short point measurement, top
edge beveled at 15 degrees off square)

For The FRONT HEADER of the storage shed
1 pieces of 2×4 @ 66 1/2″

For The ROOF of the storage shed
2 pieces of 1×4 cut at 83”
2 pieces of 1×4 cut at 46 1/2″
5 pieces of 2×2 cut at 46 1/2″
1 pieces of 1/2” thick roofing plywood @ 83” x 48”

For The DOORS* of the storage shed
4 pieces of 1×4 cut at 60”
4 pieces of 1×4 cut at 33”
2 pieces of 1×4 cut at 26”
12 pieces of 5 1/2″ wide x 1/2” thick fence pickets cut at 67”

* I recommended that you build the doors to suit your finished opening size.

 Step 1 – Building the frame for the back wall

storage shed back wall planWhen it comes to building the timber frame for the storage shed back wall, its actually very simple. Just be sure that you build it on a clean and level surface.

Step 2 – Cladding the back wall

cladding the shed back wallWhen it comes to cladding the storage shed walls, what I suggest is that you always start at the bottom and work your way up. Always make sure to Nail or Screw each piece in place, and have the next piece of cladding over lap it by at least 1/2 inch.

Step 3 – Framing the side walls

how to frame the side walls

When it comes to framing the side wall of the storage shed, its also very simple, the hardest part of this is cutting the angles correctly. Make sure to take your time, and use the drawing above and also the cutting list above to guide you if your anyway unsure.

Step 4 – Clad the side walls

cladding the shed side wallsAgain just follow the same method and guide as above for cladding the back walls. Just start at the bottom and work your way up, over lapping as you go.

Step 5 – Add some trim

adding some trimNow is a good time to add the timber trim as shown in the sketch above to the side walls.

Step 6 – Join the sides & back wall together

joining the side wall and back together

The next step in the shed building process is to join your both your two completed side wall and your back wall together. To do this you can simply screw them together, and maybe even add a little exterior grade glue if desired.

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The only trouble with adding the glue is that you will find it nearly impossible to take the storage apart again in the future (for moving house purposes).

Next add the header to the front as shown below. It’s also a good idea to check your new growing structure for squareness.

adding the header plate Step 7 -Framing out the roof

framing out the shed roofNow its time to start framing the roof of your new garden storage shed. You can follow the measurements above as a guide.

Step 8 – Joining roof frame to shed

joining the roof frame to the shed gables

The next step in the process is to join the new roof frame to the shed walls structure. You simply screw down the roof frame into position ensuring that your happy with all the over hangs.

Step 9 – Finishing the roof

finishing the shed roofThe next step is too screw fix your plywood sheet into place, and then add your felt, tile or your chosen finish to this.

Step 10 – Constructing the shed door

building a shed door imgWhen it comes to building the shed doors, you can use either build it using more traditional woodworking joints or simply pocket screw the frame together as shown above.

cladding the shed doorSecure the cedar boards to the back of your new door frame. Also ensure your door is square and true before fixing any boards in place.

Step 11 – Hanging the new shed doors

hanging your new shed doors

The final step is to hang the doors on your storage shed. Make sure to leave at least an 1/8 of an inch all around to ensure they open and close correctly and easily.

TIP: Add a little stop block to the inside of the frame work to keep the doors in the correct position when closed.

adding a stop block

Congratulations.... That's your new Garden Storage Shed complete… Well done and of course... nice job…

 

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