16 x 24 Garden Shed Plan

Introduction

Why move your family or your business when you're running out of space when you could alleviate the space crunch with this 384 square foot building. It's like adding another two-car garage to your property and with some planning, could be the fastest and most affordable solution to your space problems. The plan has an attractive elevation with a pitched, shingled roof and shutters framing the door and windows. It has fresh air vents in the gable ends and the wood fascia and wall trim could be painted a contrasting color.
The double doors and sloped entry ramp make loading and loading easy and it would be easy to turn the ramp into a porch area. There's enough room in the wall cavities for insulation, wiring, and plumbing. The roof will support solar panels to power the building.

Materials you’ll need

  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Pressure-Treated Lumber
  • Pressure-Treated Board
  • Plywood
  • Building paper
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Wood siding boards
  • Door hinges
  • Door Pulls
  • Surface Bolts
  • Galvanized nails
  • Wood screws

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. You will need roughly 350 bricks for this step.
16x24 garden shed foundation preparation

Step 2 – Framing The Floor

2.1 Assemble the frame using 1 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ pressure-treated lumber. You will need two boards cut to 24′ that will be the rim joist and two boards cut to 15′-9″ that will be the joist.

2.2 Secure the beams with 8×5″ wood screws.

2.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.16x24 diy garden shed floor framing

Step 3 – Assemble Front Wall Frame

3.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, construct front wall frame using the drawing below as a reference. You will need three boards cut to 11″ that will be the cripple studs, one board cut to 5′-4″ that will be the door header, eighteen boards cut to 6′-11″ that will be the studs, two boards cut to 9′-4″ that will be the bottom plates and one board cut to 24′ that will be the top plate.

3.2 Connect the beams with 2×4″ wood screws.

3.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
16x24 diy garden shed front wall framing

Step 4 – Assemble Back Wall Frame

4.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, construct back wall frame using the drawing below as a reference. You will need nineteen boards cut to 6′-11″ that will be the studs and two boards cut to 24′ that will be the top and bottom plates.

4.2 Connect the beams with 2×4″ wood screws.

4.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
16x24 diy garden shed back wall framing

Step 5 – Assemble Left and Right Wall Frames

5.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, construct side wall frames using the drawing below as a reference. You will need four boards cut to 5 1/2″ that will be the cripple studs, four boards cut to 2′-10 1/2″ that will be the studs, two boards cut to 3′-4″ that will be the window header and rough sill, twelve boards cut to 6′-11″ that will be the studs and two boards cut to 15′-5″ that will be the top and bottom plates.

5.2 Connect the beams with 2×4″ wood screws.

5.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
16x24 diy garden shed side walls framing

Step 6 – Assemble the Roof Frame

6.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, cut thirty-eight rafters 9′-5 1/2″ long according to the dimensions.

6.2 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, cut seventeen collar ties 7′-2 1/4″ long according to the dimensions.

6.3 Using 3/4″ x 7 1/4″ pressure-treated board, cut the ridge board 24′ long according to the illustration below.

6.4 Connect the beams with 2×3″ wood screws.
16x24 diy garden shed roof framing

Step 7 – Roof Sheathing Installation

7.1 You will need 475 Sq Ft of asphalt shingle roofing.

7.2 Add the metal drip edge to the fascias.

7.3 Cover the plywood with building paper.

7.4 Install asphalt shingle roofing using an industrial stapler.
16x24 diy garden shed roof sheating

Step 8 – Window Installation for Left and Right Walls

It is necessary to prepare 2 windows.

8.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, assemble the outer frame for the window as shown in the drawing below. You will need two boards cut to 3′-1″ that will be the vertical girts and two boards cut to 3′-4″ that will be the horizontal girts. Additionally, add vertical 2′-11 1/2″ long and horizontal 3′-1″ long supports using 3/4″ x 1″ lumber and cut the recesses for the window hinges.

8.2 Use 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated material to make the inner frame and secure with 3″ wood screws. You will need two boards cut to 2′-9 3/4″ that will be the vertical girts and two boards cut to 3′-3/4″ that will be the horizontal girts. Mill a recess for the glass panes and for the hinges.

8.3 Use 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated material to make the inner frame supports and secure with 3″ wood screws. You will need two boards cut to 2′-9 3/4″ and mill a recess for interconnection.

8.4 Prepare and install glass into inner frame groove and fasten it by window beading from four sides. Use 1/2″ galvanized nails.

8.5 Install two hinges (3″) with 6×1″ wood screws and assemble the window. Install a lock on the inner side of the window.
16x24 diy garden shed window

Step 9 – Assemble and Install Window Shutters

It is necessary to prepare 4 windows shutters.

9.1 Assemble frames using 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber and secure with 3″ wood screws. You will need one board cut to 1′-4 3/4″ two boards cut to 3′-3/4″ that will be the vertical girts and two boards cut to 1′-7 3/4″ that will be the horizontal girts.

9.2 Mill a recess along the vertical girts for the jalousies.

9.3 Use 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber for the jalousies. You will need twenty-two boards cut to 1′-5 3/4″.

9.4 Install two 3″ door hinges using 6×1″ wood screws.
16x24 diy garden shed window shutters framing

Step 10 – Assemble and Install Decorative Door Shutter

It is necessary to prepare two decorative door shutter.

10.1 Assemble front frame using 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber and secure with 3″ wood screws. You will need two boards cut to 6′-7″ that will be the vertical girts and two boards cut to 1′-5 1/2″ that will be the horizontal girts.

10.2 Assemble back frame using 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber and secure with 5″ wood screws. You will need two boards cut to 6′-7″ that will be the vertical girts and two boards cut to 1′-3 1/2″ that will be the horizontal girts.

10.3 Use 3/4″ x 3/4″ pressure-treated lumber for the lattice. You will need thirty-six boards cut to 2′-3/4″. Assemble according to the drawing.
16x24 diy garden shed decorative door shutters framing

Step 11 – Assemble and Install Roof Drainage System

11.1 Assemble roof drainage system on the front fascia board. You will need 5″ half round gutter 22′ long, two end pieces with the outlet, six 45° elbows, two 3″ pipes 6′ long, two joint connectors and two end caps.

11.2 Fasten the round gutter to the fascia with the round fits of hunger.

11.3 Fasten the vertical pipe section with the four wall fasteners.
16x24 diy garden shed drainage system

Step 12 – Assemble and Install Door Ramp

12.1 Assemble five door ramp frames from pressure-treated lumber and secure with 3 and 5″ wood screws. For each frame you will need one 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ board cut to 1′-8″; one 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ board cut to 3′-3/4″ and one 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ board cut to 6 1/4″.

12.2 Connect and secure all frames using one 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ board 5′-9″ long and 3″ wood screws.

12.3 Cut the 9/16″ plywood sheet with dimensions 3′-3/4″ x 5′-9″ for the top plane and two sheets with dimensions 9 1/4″ x 2′-9 1/2″ for the sides.

12.4 Assemble siding shields with 2″ galvanized nails.
16x24 diy garden shed door ramp installation

Step 13 – Decorate the Shed

Now that you’ve finished the shed, you are ready to paint it or finish with a wood stain or preservative.

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