Build This Small Garden Storage Shed
This small garden storage shed was built for just under $260. And its so simple to do, and makes for a nice little weekend diy project.
Similar storage sheds like this are been sold for $1,600. See how much you can save by doing it yourself. Here’s an example: Garden Storage Shed
Storage Shed Plan Dimensions
Here’s the materials & cutting list used to complete the project
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
Step 2 – Cladding the back wall
When cladding the walls I suggest that you start at the bottom and work your way up. Nail or screw each piece in place, and have the next piece over lap it by about 1/2 inch.
Step 3 – Framing the side walls
Again framing the side wall of the storage shed is fairly simple, I guess the hardest part of this is cutting the angles correctly. Use the drawing above and the cut list to guide you if your unsure.
Step 4 – Clad the side walls
Once again follow the same method as you used for cladding the back walls. Start at the bottom and work your way up, over lapping as you go.
Step 5 – Add some trim
This is a good time to add the trim as shown above to the side walls.
Step 6 – Join the sides & back wall together
The next step is to join your 2 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.
The only trouble with adding the glue is that you will find it nearly impossible to take the storage apart 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.
Step 7 -Framing out the roof
It’s now time to frame the roof of your new storage shed. You can follow the measurements above as a guide.
Step 8 – Joining roof frame to shed
Next we can attach the roof frame we just built to our actual shed structure. Simply screw down into position, once your happy with your over hangs.
Step 9 – Finishing the roof
Next add and screw fix the plywood sheet into place, and add your felt, tile or chosen finish.
Step 10 – Constructing the shed door
When it comes to building the shed doors, you can use either the more traditional woodworking joints or simply pocket screw the frame together as shown above.
Secure the cedar boards to the back of your new door frame. Also ensure your door is square and true before fixing the boards in place.
Step 11 – Hanging the 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.
Try adding a little stop block to the inside to keep the doors in the correct position.
And that’s the storage shed complete… Well done and nice job…