Thanks so much, Leanna! A good trick is to measure the door size properly before cutting the wall. I need the double doors and single door to be on the same side of the building – exactly like yours. Now, both the walls are ready and it’s time to lift them and fix them in place. Cut the 8 2x6s to make bands and joints. It really was like building a little house:) You could totally do it – Ash taught himself as he went. Once you have completed the structure of walls, cover the exterior with T1-11 plywood because it is the best quality and gives your shed a durable and finished exterior. Ebay has lots of 10% off coupons for Home Depot (up to $200 off). Ash did an awesome job with it Thanks for the pin too , Awesome shed, you did an amazing job! Just a little note about working safely. Decide whether you want to place the window in the right side wall or the left side wall. 1/4″ Plywood (Soffit). Here is the shed with all four wall panels up. And, my third article will show you phase three of how to build a shed, which covers how to build steps for the shed, a ramp for the shed, and custom shed doors. It meant I would need a much bigger ramp (more materials and expense). The second part of How to Build a Storage Shed is continued here – Shed Project Part 2. I think I’ll give it a go this summer. Moving on to the construction part of how to build a shed! Thanks Lindsey!! Start building the floor frame. 3. If you want to get creative and add an awe-inspiring shed to your garden then check out our shop for premium plans especially designed for the ardent shed builders or keepers! It needed to be strong enough to handle the weight of the shed’s roof. Even though I tried my best to get the concrete blocks perfectly level, there were a few that were off by a little. Install T1-11 on the two outer most rafters with galvanized nails. I would love to Thanks for the link! The riding lawn mower was huge, and we couldn’t get the car into the garage along with it. Not bad for someone teaching himself how to build a storage shed. I love them too! 1. 6X4 Gable Storage Shed … The guide is simple to follow and even you have no experience in building sheds, you will be able follow this guide easily and build your gable shed. I bought a used one on ebay for $100. I also factored in a ramp for the mower. Now if I stepped off to the left of the mower, I didn’t want to be walking into a wall. . Designed for beginners as well as for professionals. The entire structure will be dependent upon the frame and foundation. However, I manually adjusted the plans to move the doors to the same side, and re-positioned the windows. For permission or any other requests, please get in touch with us using the contact form provided. However, the first plan (with the overhanging roof) had both of those things. After taking measurements of the riding mower, I padded the size to include additional storage. The following breakdown will help you get through this phase: Get in touch with your local planning, building or construction department to find out if you need permits for DIY building. Here are the different types of sheds for you to choose from. Two windows were sufficient to let in enough lighting. Avoid building your shed in a low lying area that is prone to water collection or you’ll find your shed flooded after a big rain. I couldn’t believe how much time it would take me to maintain the lawn each week. 7. Once nailed down to the floor joists, the T&G system made a very sturdy floor for my shed. Our 16X24 Gable Storage Shed Plan comes with an all-inclusive list of materials, hardware and tools that you would need to build the shed. With this list, we throw the guess work out of the equation. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. They can be converted into a complete annex of your house. Build Your Own 16X24 Gable Storage Shed With Ease! Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon. I also wanted to remove some of the bulkier items from the garage (like the wheelbarrow and fertilizer spreader), so the storage shed needed to be large enough to accommodate these things. Also use galvanized nails to hammer the flooring onto the foundation. This helped me know if it was within my skill set and if I had the correct equipment. This will transfer the roof load horizontally and then down the sides of your opening. Stopping by from Inspire Me Wednesday link-up! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Vintage Charm. From start to finish, it may seem a little intimidating, but just take it one step at a time. Well done. You can also make the floors out of log wood or cement but plywood is cheaper and easy to use. Saving this now. Ash impresses me with all he can build too! Thanks for linking up your shed tutorial over at Creative Mondays last week. Use a roofing stapler to secure the roofing felt in place, 3. This shed is so pretty and well done. Staples for roof felt 3/4″ Tongue and Groove Plywood (Floor Decking), 2×4 (Wall Stud, Window Frame, Window Header) I used several 4 x 8 sheets of ¾” T&G orient strand board, following the sheeting patterns in the plans. I’ll be sharing this post with him today. How simple it would be to just have the ramp on the left side of the storage shed, where the ground height was minimal. 100% Money Back Guarantee. When you have a large opening in your wall frame, there is no vertical support. Thanks for sharing. Also, I can’t tell you how much of a resource youtube was for me. The L brackets were a good idea, but unfortunately not this early in the project. 2×4 (Rafter Crosspiece) I found a “Cape Cod” shed design that I liked a lot. Great post, I love the idea that you’ve got the opportunity to work on your dream project on building a shed because of your lawn mower. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to put the pattern of shingles in place, 4. Our expert engineers and builders have helped thousands of our customers to build their own sheds in a matter of hours or days. 4. I can’t believe how much he’s taught himself to do Have a great week! After some tweaks to the purchased plans, here was the final design I ended up going with: That sketch needed a bit of explanation as it does look a lot different than my original idea and went against my initial plan of the mower entrance being on the far right. I knew I wanted the mower entrance to be on the far end, and shed storage directly adjacent. Ignore the windows that are mounted in the frame. You want to allow your shed to breathe which means giving it space from trees, fences and shrubs. Why do you want the shed? For instance, does your town require you to obtain a building permit? This is how simple we have made building a Gable Shed all by your own! Once set up, you will have a feeling of accomplishment, as you will be able to see half of your shed up and standing. Use galvanized nails to attach the structures together. I followed the plans carefully and cut all the 2 x 4s to proper lengths in preparation for building the shed walls. 41/2″ Plywood (Roof Decking), 2×4 (Plate) This meant ditching the storage of the yard waste bags. 3. I love the windows — gives it a cute little Cape Cod feel. Add the trims keeping the flush with the roof. You can either build the door yourself, use an old door or purchase a new one. Luckily, we have a completely different motto. When it comes to fancy light fixtures or little potted plants on the window sill you may be able to do without. Don’t let the 12 x 16 dimensions fool you. Visit a local shed store to get acquainted with the different types of sheds, their usages and their looks.