Top 28 Free Shed Plans With Step-by-Step Instructions

 

When it comes to actually construct your shed, you can do it in one of two ways – build it from scratch or work with a backyard shed kit. Constructed properly, a shed can add value to your property. Built poorly, it can be an eyesore and detract from the value of your home. Even if you are building a shed from scratch, you will still want a basic plan like the ones presented on this page.

14x8 gable garden shed with background

14’x8′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 112 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

This shed has 112 square feet of floor space, so you’ll able to put in a suitable bar and kitchenette or use it for storage. With all the light coming in from the divided light door and the generous windows on the sides, you won’t have trouble finding anything.

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20x10 gable garden shed

20’x10′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 200 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

With 200 square feet of interior space and a generously covered patio, this 20×10 garden shed lends itself to storage and beyond. The patio adds versatility to the structure. This shed is a solid option for adding livable space to your home as well as viable storage.

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12’x6′ She Shed Plan

  • Type: She shed
  • Roof type: Lean to
  • Area: 72 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

This garden shed’s front elevation raises the bar for garden sheds for the backyard. With its French doors as the entry, framed on both sides with more divided lights, the shed looks more like a summer cottage than the functional and adaptable space it is.

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6’x8′ Bike Shed Plan

  • Type: Bike shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 48 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Download: Free PDF

This bike shed provides room for several bikes and your collection of tools. Best of all, it’s easy to access and eliminates the bikes in the living room or filling up the garage. It has fresh air ventilation but no windows, which means that your bikes and gear will stay safely behind the sturdy double doors.

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16’x24′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 384 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

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.

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16’x20′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 320 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

Imagine nearly doubling your two-car garage without the cost of building a slab-on-grade structure. This garden shed lets you achieve 320 square feet of storage or livable space. As designed, it will add appeal to your yard, with its window and door shutters, along with the louvered vents in the side walls.

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12’x20′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 240 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

This garden shed plan will give you 320 square feet of storage space or easily converted livable space. It’s large enough for just about any purpose, from a woodshop to a media room where it’s OK to turn up the volume. This shed has two windows and fresh air vents to pull in the fresh air and bring in daylight.

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12’x16′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 192 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

Although you could use the garden shed for storage, this plan lends itself to being a livable space. A room that measures 12 x 16 inside your home would provide ample space for any number of uses, from an intimate family room to the perfect size for a fiber arts hobby room.

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12’x16′ Storage Shed Plan

  • Type: Storage shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 192 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

With 192 square feet, a shed this size will allow you to store virtually anything. The double doors on the shed open to five feet across, which gives you plenty of room to move the bulkiest and most awkward equipment or furniture in and out of the shed.

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4’x6′ Bike Shed Plan

  • Type: Bike shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 24 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Download: Free PDF

This compact shed frees up space in your home or garage for bicycle storage. It’s made with 2 x 4s, exterior-grade plywood and the same roofing materials that keep homes across the country dry. This shed easily holds two bicycles with the vinyl-coated hooks installed high enough off the floor.

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4’x6′ Storage Shed Plan

  • Type: Storage shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 24 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Download: Free PDF

This compact shed fits into the smallest corner of your yard and will easily store seasonal items, yard or garden tools, or excess tools or toys from the garage. This storage shed is simple to build making it a starter project for anyone who wants to master basic construction techniques.

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6’x8′ Storage Shed Plan

  • Type: Storage shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 48 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Download: Free PDF

This shed has natural fresh air ventilation in the gable ends on both sides, which provides plenty of fresh air so that fumes from any yard equipment you store inside it won’t build regardless of outdoor temperatures. This is a fairly standard shed size used to store just about anything!

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12’x12′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 144 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

With 144 square feet of floor space, you won’t be lacking for space in this attractive 12×12 garden shed. With a double-door and a ramp entry, it will be easy to move your tools or toys inside and out. The divided light windows on the sides of the shed let in ample daylight.

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12’x12′ Storage Shed Plan

  • Type: Storage shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 144 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

You’ll never run out of room to keep the yard tools and equipment inside a weather-proof and safe building with this 12’x12’ shed. It has a double-door entry to ease putting things in and out. Each wall measures 12 feet, which nets you 144 square feet of convenient storage space.

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8’x8′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 64 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

An 8’x8’ garden shed at the end of the path or tucked beside a tree might be all you need to have a quiet and private space of your own. It might be just the spot to store your garden tools to free up space in the garage. This shed features a ramp and double-doors for easy loading and unloading.

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8’x8′ Storage Shed Plan

  • Type: Storage shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 64 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Download: Free PDF

Anyone who wants to build a storage shed from the ground up for the first time can easily undertake this project. It’s a simple and functional plan, but you will learn how to make a gable vent and build a double-door entry. Its size of 8’x8’ is ample for storing your garden tools.

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10’x20′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 200 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

When you need a storage space in your yard that is architecturally pleasing but fully functional, look no further than this 10×20 shed. There’s plenty of room for batt insulation in the walls, floor, and ceiling. The shed is easy to wire and plumb since there’s plenty of room.

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10’x20′ Storage Shed Plan

  • Type: Storage shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 200 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

Besides storage, there’s enough room in the shed to make it a multifunctional space by combining it with room for hobbies, especially with its ample daylight. There’s enough space on the roof to accommodate solar panels to generate electricity to use inside this spacious shed.

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10’x16′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 160 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

The garden shed has two ventilation vents for plenty of fresh air when the windows and doors are closed. The doors are trimmed with lattice and the windows have movable shutters. The ramp leading up to the double doors makes loading and unloading the shed simple.

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10’x16′ Storage Shed Plan

  • Type: Storage shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 160 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

The shed, with its understated forest green color, gable roof, and contrasting white trim, is a stylish and attractive storage unit that will look great in any outdoor area. With 100 square feet of space, there is plenty of room to create an area that suits your specific storage needs.

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8’x12′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Gardenshed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 96 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

The shed, with its understated forest green color, gable roof, and contrasting white trim, is a stylish and attractive storage unit that will look great in any outdoor area. With 100 square feet of space, there is plenty of room to create an area that suits your specific storage needs.

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8’x12′ Storage Shed Plan

  • Type: Storage shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 96 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

This private and secure shed frees up your garage and basement given its easy loading access. It will hold tall, long and wide equipment as easily as it will keep boxed items dry and easy to access. It’s also easy to run wires through its 2×4 walls for lights and outlets.

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8’x10′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 80 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Download: Free PDF

This 8×10 garden shed combines functional storage with a cottage-style exterior appearance. Besides providing plenty of storage space, it also has ample natural light from two generous windows. The shed could double as a playhouse for your kids or a retreat for you and your hobbies.

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8’x10′ Storage Shed Plan

  • Type: Storage shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 800 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Download: Free PDF

This shed offers you backyard style and lots of storage space. Its 106 square feet of floor space and nearly seven-foot ceiling plate will give you plenty of walking space and headroom for all but the tallest. The pleasing exterior features shuttered windows as well.

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10’x14′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 140 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

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.

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10’x12′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 120 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

This colorful, 10 foot by 12 foot, gable roof garden shed is a great option for any yard. It is spacious, with 120 square feet of room, allowing for easy organization of all your garden tools and equipment. The ramp under the door makes it easier to transfer heavy items in and out, as well as providing safer access.

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10’x14′ Storage Shed Plan

  • Type: Storage shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 140 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

This 10 foot by 14 foot storage shed is the perfect place to store your bulky, extra equipment. The 140 square foot shed has plenty of wall space to hang tools, store recreational equipment, or support shelves. The gable roof keeps rain and snow from settling on the shed, making it a great option for all weather conditions.

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10’x12′ Storage Shed Plan

  • Type: Storage shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 120 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

This is an ideal storage unit to build when as a starter project. The double-door entry simplifies loading and unloading items, especially oversized equipment. The shed is the size of the typical secondary bedroom, and will easily hold oversized furniture. The double-door entry simplifies loading and unloading items.

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10’x10′ Garden Shed Plan

  • Type: Garden shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 100 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

Though originally designed for use as a garden shed, the design of this 100 square foot space would also make for an attractive and compact she shed. The windows and double doors allow plenty of light to shine in, and make this a great multi-functional space that will look good anywhere.

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10’x10′ Storage Shed Plan

  • Type: Storage shed
  • Roof type: Gable
  • Area: 100 sq. feet
  • Instructions: Step-by-step
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Download: Free PDF

This practical unit will give you the room you need to conceal and organize any miscellaneous items you may have around the house. Furthermore, because it is constructed with durable and strong materials, you can be sure that your items will be securely stored and safely sheltered from the weather.

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