A Simple-To-Build Wood Shed Plan
If you plan to place the shed in your garden, one of the very recommended options is to create a wood shed.
Wood sheds have this natural look that can blend in any garden environment. However, these types of shed require more maintenance as they can easily rot, split, and become susceptible to mold. But you can always look for plans that use wood that is more resistant to water damage like cedar, for this type of shed.
Let’s Create Our First Wood Shed
The materials needed for this project include 56 pieces of 1” x 6” x 8’ boards, 1 piece of 1” x 6” x 10’ board, 5 sheets of 4’ x 8’ plywood, 2 doorknobs, 1 hook and eye, some wood screws and hinges, shingles, some wood glue, waterproof paint, weather treating stain, 2-3 bags of building grade sand, and some weed killer.
Five additional sheets of plywood can be used as an alternative for the 52 8’ boards. Pre-treated lumber may also be bought to save time.
To begin, you first need to prepare your yard by clearing the area where your shed will stand using the weed killer. After that, pour sand over the area slightly larger than the measurements of your shed and smooth it using a board until it is level.
Starting with the shed frame, take the 10-inch board and cut it in half. Screw the 5-inch boards to the 2 of the 8-inch boards to make a 4 x 8-inch rectangle.
One end of each board should be even with the side of the next at the corner while their other ends should be exposed. Make a second rectangle using 2 more 8-inch and 5-inch boards. Fasten one 2 x 2 to each corner of the rectangles. One rectangle should be about midway down the 2 x 2 and the other one at the bottom.
Then screw a sheet of plywood at the bottom of the frame to make the floor. Place it on the cleared area.
Starting with the left corner of the front side, run some wood glue approximately 2 inches along the frame boards both top and bottom. Place an 8-inch board so as the right side lines falls in line with the end of the glue. Screw the 8-inch board to the middle and bottom board.
Continue doing this until you have completed 3 walls with 4-inch openings in the front wall having 2-inch boards on either side. This shed will have double doors so cut 1 sheet of plywood in half so it will form two 2 x 8-inch rectangles.
Getting to The Crucial Steps
Next, attach 2 hinges on the left side of one sheet with 6-inches from the top and bottom. Do this on the other sheet but with the hinges on the right. Attach the hinges to the front walls. Put the door knobs and the hook and eye in place.
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Lastly for the angled roof, cut a sheet of plywood in half to make two 4’ x 4’ squares. Cut one squares diagonally in half to form 2 triangles. Do the same of the remaining plywood. Screw each of them to the center of the 5’ walls on the outside so as 2 feet sticks up above the top of the wall.
Put wood glue outside the post. Taking on triangular piece, attach it to the post making it line up with the highest point of the triangle while the long edge is at level with the top of the wall.
And just do the same on the other 5’ side. Put wood glue on each edge of the triangle and screw the 2 pieces of remaining plywood it them to create a peaked roof. Also run glue down the boards’ center join. Treat your wood shed, apply waterproof paint, and shingle the roof.
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