If you are in a building mode and are looking forward to have free building plans, so that you can enhance the experience and confidence, you have come to the right place. The garden of your home is looking forward to have a shed that can either be used as a store, a lawn equipment storage space, an open seating, an outlet. You can always hire a contractor to get the work done, but is it worth the wages you pay, for? Also, if you can do it yourself (DIY) so that you get little equipped with the woodworking and if you do it as a beginning project, you can get on the line and continue doing more projects as well.
With the available free shed plans, you can build the shed that you’ve been dreaming for a while without creating a bigger outlet in your pocket. The free shed plans that are listed below cover a wide range of styles like Gable, Colonial, Gambrel and can be designed for multiple uses like storing household equipment, storing tools and even can be used as a play area for your children. These plans can be availed in different sizes and shapes, from small to large.
The shed plans have step-step detailed processes to teach you how to draw diagrams, take photos and videos, list out the materials, cut the materials, and build a shed on your own so that throughout the process, you know whatever that you’ve been doing. You can also read our review of Ryan Shed Plans if you are a super DIY fan. If you’re very excited about building a shed, get these free woodworking plans to build dog houses, pergolas, greenhouses, potting benches, cabins, garages, router tables, playhouses, tree houses, porch swings, gazebos, deer stands, picnic tables, swing sets, work benches, wine racks, decks, home bars, bird houses, chicken chops, homes and benches.
1. Super Tool Shed
If you have no space onto your garage wall for that leaf rake or if you can’t find the trowel that you have misplaced somewhere, it is time you realise that you need a home for your tools. The design of the shed takes a simple form that leans to the standing building. Subtle with the size of the building, this plan goes well with the building codes, necessary requirements and permits as well. Our shed uses different framing techniques and generic materials. The frame is then sheathed with half inch plywood and is sided with cedar boards, tongue and groove. The exterior wood used to trim is rough-sawn.
2. Cedar Picket Fence Storage Shed
When I started building projects, I wanted to start with creating a Shed, made of Cedar wood. The few important points that one should think while using the Shed is that you should buy a set of latch and hinges set. Have two latches, so that you don’t have to run out when you’re involved in the construction. The building will take around 9 hours to be completed given that it’s built according to the local codes and bylaws. Fill the holes with the wood filler and dry. The additional coats should be applied on the filler and wait for it to get dry.
3. Barn Shed
This DIY woodworking affordable shed is the best you can find at an optimum cost, even when you’re doing it yourself. This barn shed is the best used and found across the globe in many homes. The shed plan contains a larger area with either a gambrel roof or the gable roof, based on the convenience. The plan that has been mentioned here provides significant space for storing tools and equipment, and if you want to build it as a basic barn which only contains a loft, you can follow the step by step instructions very carefully. The entire shed can be made of the lumber wood, and while buying it, you can select all the planks with great concern to make sure that they are very straight without any flaws like the decay, cracks, twists and knots as well.
However, if you want to make the shed look a bit richer, you can go with the cedar wood in order to give a lavish look. If you’re building a shed in harsh weather, you can even opt for weather resistant wood like weather proof lumber which will pay off in a longer run which even reduces the maintenance costs. A thing to consider while building this kind of sheds is that you need to take care of the local bylaws and also building permits, especially while you’re dealing with the levels and the vegetation layers, as well; while you keep the functionality intact with tight construction techniques adopted.
4. 10*10 Gable Shed
A great shed plan, as it is; it is simple to construct and keeps you on the track with illustrations and explanations. With the help of this plan, you can create either larger shed plans or smaller shed plans; based on the yard space that you have. Even if you never built a gable roof or a shed before, these plans are indeed very easy to follow, and by following the illustrations, you can indeed come up with a sophisticated shed.
5. Small Shed
You will be able to build a shed which is so attractive using the below-mentioned plan. The shed will be two feet deep and will be around 6 feet wide as well. Given the detailed measurements, materials, illustrations and directions; don’t be fooled by the small dimensions, as it would suffice all your needs. The design is meant to be built against an existing structure say your garage, a fence wall or your house. The roof and the walls are framed with small members, three of them grooved. The two doors can be made of plywood. The shed usually sits on the timber frame made of treated members. The whole frame is set on the bed to prevent any sinking in the soil. The octagon pavers which are laid in the frame can create a durable and visually appealing floor.
6. Budget Friendly Shed
The custom door and the arch type windows provide the shed with an indeed high quality with lower construction costs and easier construction techniques. The technique, you have to adopt is building certain parts beforehand in the garage and then haul the parts to the garden for assembling them. Finishes like trim and OSB along with shingles can be used, and if you think that the price is hiking, you can go for even cheaper materials. The foundation can be made of wooden platforms so that they stay compatible even with sloping sites and remotely poor sites.
7. Smokehouse Shed
In case if you have lots of scraps left over, you can find the tongues and grooves that are required for the project from this. The plan that has been mentioned below calls for plywood as a material and you can either get full sheets of plywood or sheets that are half used. If you’re planning to use the tongues and grooves, you need to make tiny changes in the plan. If you want to keep the plan similar, you can try simplifying it by just using the tongue and groove for the doors. Other than that, this plan is perfect that you can find on the market.
8. Schoolhouse Shed
Our shed is an adequate structure with an adequate entry. The doors are provided to give a double entry and a wide access in case if you want to store bigger equipment like your bicycle for example. You can also employ a single door which might seem handy at times. The cupola that has been on the rooftop might resemble the design of an old tower, which is not very decorative. However, it is extremely functional. The sides which are louvred can draw air from the vents of the rear wall to provide natural ventilation. The construction of the shed is not very difficult, but it only requires experience as all the frames, walls and rafters are conventional.
9. Colonial Shed
Can be used for spring cleaning, this shed will help in reclaiming the garden space and re-organising it that too, in style. It only matters after you clean the garden, the clutter tends to return. To avoid that and to create more space, you can adapt this design and use it as an efficient storage shed. The measurements of the shed make sure that it is large enough for all kind of needs and by adding a partition in the interior, it also serves the duty as a shed. By diving the space into different areas, each of them can be used for different purposes. It is unsure to know about the cost of the building, because of the larger measurements.
10. Simple Garden Shed
A shed in the garden don’t have to be entirely functional. If you’re looking to add some aesthetic beauty to the back elevation, you can even build a shed from a decorative point of view. In every house, we might be having a lawn mower, outdoor gear, a bicycle, a garden tool or a recycling bin which should be stored. This shed can not only store them but also can create a green space for your plants to grow, and part of the shed can be used for rabbit hatch or as a chicken coop as well.
You can even create an entire roof out of the succulent wild plants. The best-suited spot for this place is the ground level, where the place is well-drained. The location doesn’t have to be entirely flat, and the foundation plans can be changed accordingly, matching the floor levels. If you are going to a smaller shed, you can go with top soil type of foundation even in frozen temperatures.
11. Closet Shed
If you don’t have enough room for a freestanding large shed, you can still have space for all the tools and other things that are to be stored. In case if you can attach the shed to the backside of the house, you can complete the entire project in a duration of two-three days. You can save the cost by using cheaper materials like pine, lumber and asphalt shingles instead of plywood and cedar wood. The shed has three components – the doors, the roof and the walls with edges made of trimmed boards.
12. Narrow Backyard Shed
This shed is suitable for smaller gardens and backyards where you have very less space. With a footprint of 2.4 Sqm, this shed can be compact but very functional. This plan is so rigid, standing at the height of 2.6m at the apex and can be tapered down to 1.4m high. The double doors provided can provide easier access to the whole internal area and can be extremely utilised. The shed can be constructed out of vertical boards, framing lumber, overlapping roof and battened signing. It skids on the joists and sits on the roof and the shed, on the whole, is relocatable.
13. Tudor Shed
A garden shed doesn’t always have to simple and easy. It can be grand, and if you are planning on doing it yourself, you should make sure that you have adequate experience in woodworking. This shed can be used for the workshops, for storing the tools and equipment or as a play area. But if you want to consider it as a garden feature, then you might want to be a little more careful about how to exactly brighten your garden using this. The shed plan contains around 35 pages altogether with detailed drawings and illustrations that make the plan very easier.
14. Drive-through Shed
Very economic as it is, if you are looking forward to a shed plan that allows you to drive through it, you have come to the right place. This shed plan adopts the pole style technique for construction which is why it is very economical. The shed is usually built on mostly sloping and tilted lots, but if you’re going to a flat lot, it’s equally fine. Usually, when we work with the garden tools or mowers, we get tired to move them here and there, and each time we want to use a tiller. Therefore, this drive-through shed helps in an easier movement where you can drive into the shed.
Originally, it was just as a garden shed with bigger area and doors on both sides for easier access to pull and put the tools. But with using garden trailers, tractors and movers, the doors have been changed to drive-in doors. Whenever you want to use the tractor in the garden, you can simply use the door and then open the opposite door as well to change it as a drive out. Another problem to be solved with this type of shed is the slope. As the slope is preferred for successful driving in and out, you can use concrete pads to elevate the floor. This shed is economical, more functional and can also be used with a pole barn.
15. Stand-alone Shed
If you’re one of those people who know about your home and the furniture a lot, you know that there’s no such space known as adequate storage space. Everything has a limit, and this applies even to the spaces in your garage or the basement. What you need is a stand alone garden shed, space enough to be used as an arsenal in order to store all the outdoor tools that use power to provide very organised space right from the shovels, fertilisers, rakes and even the fuel.
There are two different choices that one can make in building a garden shed. Either you can buy the kit and put the choice of the manufacturer as your preferable materials, given the layout or you can entirely design a structure and use materials of your preferable choice meeting your tastes and needs. The second approach can be a bit more prolonged and might take more cost, but it is the best to be used if you have a decent list of materials and can use the traditional framing method.
To conclude, it is important to adopt few tips and tricks while you build a shed. Before starting the construction, make sure that your ground is clear and levelled. If building a floor is what you’re doing it, you should keep it away from the ground by creating some gap in between to avoid the rot of the wooden floor. The foundation can either be set accordingly with different materials either on the gravel or the cinder blocks in order to prevent the moisture off the ground.
The walls can then be assembled carefully and after deciding the shape of the roof, make sure you craft it properly with confidence and without any hassles. If you have any troubles during the project, approach us for suitable solutions. Keep subscribed for more free DIY woodworking plans covering various things.