When you're looking for an attractive garden shed with plenty of light and ventilation, consider this plan. It has 100 square feet and two generous windows for plenty of light. When they're closed, rely on natural ventilation from the built-in gable vent. The double-door is framed by lattice panels and the windows by shutters. It has a convenient entrance/exit ramp that makes coming and going easy, as well as loading and unloading tools, sports equipment, or storage items. The features of this garden shed also make it an inviting livable space for the backyard. The sky's the limit for painting and decorating it inside and out.
Materials you’ll need
Step 1 – Foundation Preparation
1.1 Clear the area where you want to build the shed and layout for the foundation. Use the below illustration as a guide.
1.2 For the foundation, dig the trenches at least 1 foot wide and 1 foot deep.
1.3 Fill the trenches to ground level with concrete and let cure, or harden. Since curing times vary between brands, read the packaging for recommended curing times.
1.4 Once the concrete has cured, use standard-sized bricks and lay them across the foundation.
Step 2 – Framing The Floor
2.1 Assemble the frame using pressure-treated lumber. You will need nine boards for the floor joists.
2.2 Secure the beams with wood screws.
2.3 Using a square, measure the outside corner angles to verify that they are 90°.
Step 3 – Assemble Front Wall Frame
3.1 Using pressure-treated lumber, construct front wall frame using the drawing below. You will need boards for the cripple studs, door header, and the wall studs.
3.2 Connect the beams with flat head wood screws.
3.3 Using a square, check the corners to ascertain each is 90°.
Step 4 – Assemble Back Wall Frame
4.1 Using pressure-treated lumber, construct back wall frame using the drawing provided below. You will need boards for the studs and the top and bottom plates.
4.2 Connect the beams with flat head Phillips wood screws.
4.3 Using your square, check each corner to verify that it is 90°.
Step 5 – Assemble Left and Right Wall Frames
5.1 Using pressure-treated lumber, construct side wall frames using the figure below as a guide. You will need boards for the cripple studs, the studs, window header and rough sill, the wall studs and the top and bottom plates.
5.2 Connect the beams with flat head wood screws.
5.3 Use the square to check the corners to make sure they are each 90°.
Step 6 – Assemble the Roof Frame
6.1 Using pressure-treated lumber, cut eighteen rafters and seven collar ties.
6.2 Using pressure-treated board, cut the ridge board according to the drawing just below.
6.3 Connect the beams with flat head wood screws.
Step 7 – Roof Sheathing Installation
7.1 You will need 150 Sq Ft of asphalt shingle roofing.
7.2 Add the metal flashing to the fascias
7.3 Cover the plywood with roofing underlay.
7.4 Install asphalt shingle roofing using a heavy duty staple gun or hammer and roofing nails.
Step 8 – Assemble and Install Window Shutters
This elevation requires 4 windows shutters.
8.1 Assemble frames using pressure-treated lumber and secure with wood screws. You will need boards that will be the vertical pieces
and two boards cut to 1′-7 3/4″ that will be the horizontal pieces.
8.2 Mill a recess along the vertical girts for the jalousies.
8.3 Use pressure-treated lumber for the jalousies. You will need twenty-two boards.
8.4 Install door hinges using wood screws.
Step 9 – Assemble and Install Pergolas
Prepare two pergolas.
9.1 Assemble front frame pressure-treated lumber and secure with flat head wood screws. You will need boards for the vertical lengths and horizontal pieces.
9.2 Assemble back frame using pressure-treated lumber and secure with flat head wood screws.
9.3 Use pressure-treated lumber for the lattice. You will need thirty six pieces. Assemble according to the drawing.
Step 10 – Assemble and Install Roof Drainage System
10.1 Assemble roof drainage system on the front fascia board.
10.2 Fasten the gutter to the fascia with the round hungers.
10.3 Fasten the vertical pipe section with the four wall fasteners.
Step 11 – Assemble and Install Door Ramp
11.1 Assemble five door ramp frames from pressure-treated lumber and secure with wood screws.
11.2 Connect and secure all frames using wood screws.
11.3 Cut the plywood sheet for the top plate and for the sides.
11.4 Assemble siding shields with galvanized nails.
Step 12 – Decorate the Shed
Don’t forget to choose the desirable paint for your mood and the colors of your yard. Decorate your chicken coop by giving it unique and stylish look.
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