This farmhouse style garden shed is an attractive option if you need a space to store your garden tools, equipment, and supplies (or it could make for a standout she shed). At 140 square feet, there is a great deal of functional storage space with enough left over to move around easily as well. The ramp in the double doorway allows for safe, easy access and help when moving larger, heavier items, such as the lawnmower.
A gable roof is a great option for all weather conditions, as rain and snow will easily slide off. Crisp white accent shutters and trellises add a stylish touch to the design and make for a shed that will look great in any space.
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 the recommended 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 Use pressure-treated lumber to make the frame for the floor. You will need 11 boards for the floor joists.
2.2 Use wood screws to fasten the joists to the frame.
2.3 Be sure to check the corners to make sure they are 90° after you’ve attached the joists.
Step 3 – Assemble Front Wall Frame
3.1 Build the front wall frame using treated lumber, using the drawing below as a reference.
3.2 Connect the beams with Phillips flat head wood screws.
3.3 Check every corner to make sure each is 90°.
Step 4 – Assemble Back Wall Frame
4.1 Construct the back wall frame using treated lumber using the drawing below as a reference. You will need 11 boards to use as the wall studs and two boards for the top and bottom plates.
4.2 Join all the beams with Phillips flat head wood screws.
4.3 Use a square of your choice to check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
Step 5 – Assemble Left and Right Wall Frames
5.1 Using pressure-treated lumber, make the side wall frames using the drawing below as a guide.
5.2 Assemble the parts with Phillips flat head wood screws.
5.3 Check the corners to make sure they are 90° using the square of your choice.
Step 6 – Assemble the Roof Frame
6.1 Cut twenty rafters from pressure-treated lumber, according to the dimensions.
6.2 Using treated lumber, cut eight collar ties based on the dimensions.
6.3 Cut the ridge board using a pressure-treated board as shown in the illustration below.
6.4 Fasten the beams together with flat head Phillips wood screws.
Step 7 – Roof Sheathing Installation
7.1 You will need 210 square feet of asphalt shingle roofing.
7.2 Add the metal drip edges to the fascias.
7.3 Cover the plywood with roofing felt, paper or building paper.
7.4 Use a heavy-duty stapler or hammer and roofing nails to install the shingles.
Step 8 – Assemble and Install Window Shutters
This pan uses four shutters to frame the two windows.
8.1 Make the shutter frames using treated lumber and secure with Phillips wood screws.
8.2 Mill a recess along the vertical girts for the slats.
8.3 Use treated lumber for the 22 slats.
8.4 Install door hinges using wood screws.
Step 9 – Assemble and Install Pergolas
This plan uses prepare pergola-style shutters that hang on each side of the door.
9.1 Assemble front frame using treated lumber and attach with Phillips wood screws. You will need two boards for the vertical girts and two boards to use as the horizontal girts.
9.2 Assemble back frame using treated lumber and secure with Phillips wood screws. You will need two boards to use as the vertical girts and two boards for the horizontal girts.
9.3 Use pressure-treated lumber for the lattice. You will need 36 boards. Assemble according to the drawing.
Step 10 – Assemble and Install Roof Drainage System
10.1 Assemble the gutter drainage system on the front fascia board.
10.2 Fasten the round gutter to the fascia with the round hangers.
10.3 Fasten the vertical pipe sections with the wall fasteners at even intervals.
Step 11 – Assemble and Install Door Ramp
11.1 Make 5 door ramp frames from treated lumber and secure with flat head Phillips wood screws.
11.2 Secure all the frames using Phillips wood screws.
11.3 Cut the plywood sheet for the top plane and two sheets for the sides.
11.4 Assemble siding shields with galvanized nails.
Step 12 – Decorate the Shed
Now that you have built the shed, you can finish the exterior by painting it, staining it, or applying a wood preservative.
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