Building a backyard shed can be a fun and rewarding project. If you want to learn how to build a shed from scratch, there are 44 DIY shed plans to chose from. Chose among several different designs, sizes, and styles that will help you visualize both the interior and exterior of your shed.
The Mountaineer is ideal for remote locations, high foot-traffic or nosey neighbors. The windowless design and heavy-duty door construction will keep intruders and prying eyes out. The shed offers 100 sq. ft. of floor space with plenty of options for shelving and still have room for larger items.
The shed offers 100 sq. ft. of usable storage space with a variety of applications. It can be used for a live-nursery, roadside store or as an outdoor storage solution for garden tools and accessories. Two windows on each end provide extra lighting, it’s also coupled with the vented gable ends.
The Apollo offers 120 sq. ft. of interior floor space with a gable roof design for more ceiling height. It can provide multiple outdoor storage solutions and be upgraded for a variety of uses. The pressure treated framing design will provide years of durability and resists against rotting or decay.
This storage shed is a multifunctional structure that offers 140 sq.ft. of floor space. It utilizes quality construction materials with pressure treated framing for added strength and durability. The Samson can be used in any weather climate, and its versatility is perfect for different storage solutions.
The Santa Fe shed offers 120 sq. ft. of floor space, and it provides ample room for outdoor storage and gardening applications. It is built with pressure treated lumber and quality construction materials. The double doors and door ramp, provide easy access for recreational vehicles.
The Skyline can be made into a live-nursery and is perfect for avid gardeners who want their own space. The gable roof design provides extra ceiling height with higher collar ties and superb strength. It offers 140 sq. ft. of workable floor space and lots of room for supplies and equipment.
The Rainbo shed is perfect for storing garden supplies and tools. It provides 80 sq. ft. of floor space that can be utilized for a variety of lawn equipment. The door ramp and double doors make it easy to drive equipment in and out of the shed. Two windows provide plenty of natural lighting.
The Outback shed is a very solid and secure structure. It provides 80 sq. ft. of floor space and the walls offer lots of options for hooks, hangers, standing closets, and shelving applications. The shed is framed with pressure-treated lumber; therefore, it has superior structural strength and longevity.
The Ridgeline is built with quality construction materials like pressure-treated lumber, plywood, and wood siding, which makes this shed durable and solid for decades of use. The concrete and mortared-brick footing provide extra strength for supporting the shed as well as heavier items.
The DuraMax shed is a multi-purpose structure with staying power. It provides 106 sq. ft. of usable floor space that is built on a solid sub-floor. The DuraMax offers superior water protection with asphalt shingle applications plus drainage system and is a very elegant structure.
The Garrison shed has an impressive 160 sq. ft. of interior floor space. The double doors open up to five-feet wide and six-feet tall. Ensuring lots of room for driving lawnmowers and other machinery in and out of the shed. The windowless design provides plenty of light and wall space for shelving.
The FloraPro shed is the ultimate gardener’s shed. With a 160 sq. ft., there’s a lot of room for versatility and function. Two windows provide natural lighting and fresh air. The vented sidewalls provide additional airflow when the windows are shut and lowers condensation. Can be a perfect shed shed.
The Titan shed is a multi-purpose structure with versatility for a wide range of functions. It provides a spacious 200 sq. ft. floor space and lots of open wall space for shelving, locking closets, and other storage applications. It is built on a solid concrete footing and topped with mortared-bricks.
The Marigold shed is not only durable but pleasing. It has a unique character and roadside appeal. It can be built in any weather environment, and it utilizes asphalt shingles for maximum water protection. The drainage system adds a nice touch that’s both functional and appealing.
The Dynamo shed is perfect for cleaning out a garage or basement. It provides 64 sq. ft. of floor space with a variety of storage options. Shelving, lockers, and accessory hangers can be installed to maximize storage space, and the vaulted ceiling provides additional room for overhead storage solutions.
The Gazer shed will complement any backyard. It can be used as a roadside store, live-nursery, storage shed, hunting camp or even a playhouse. Two windows and vents on the gable ends provide fresh airflow and the double doors and ramp provide plenty of room for moving things in.
This is a solid shed that’s built on a concrete and mortared-brick footing that offers superior support for the structure itself and its contents. Pressure-treated lumber is used for all of the framings and the windowless design allows for more storage options like extra shelving or tool hangers.
The construction of the shed is very rugged. It utilizes pressure-treated lumber for the framing and plywood for the floor and gable roof which design adds strength and pleasing backyard aesthetics. With a 144 sq. ft. of floor space, there’s lots of room for garden equipment.
The Yardman can make space in basements and garages or be used to store outdoor equipment. The interior wall space can be outfitted with a variety of shelving applications, utility closets, pegboards, and tool hangers. The shed is framed with pressure-treated lumber to ensure durability.
The Mini Max shed can be used for a variety of backyard storage solutions. The gable roof not only adds a sophisticated look but offers a higher interior ceiling height. Every section of this shed is built from high-quality construction materials like plywood and pressure-treated lumber. Very compact.
The shed is constructed with top-rated construction materials that provide decades of low-maintenance and durability. The Comfy may only have 24 sq. ft. of floor space, but its designed interior is made to store two bikes by using rubber-coated hooks and plywood kick-plates.
The shed uses high-grade construction materials such as asphalt shingles, plywood, pressure-treated studs. Two louvered vents in both gabled ends, provide fresh air flow all the time. The Oxbow is a multifunctional shed that has unearthed potential for a wide variety of storage solutions and uses.
This is a shed that not only looks elegant, but it’s built like a fortress. The drainage system adds a nice cosmetic touch while having a purpose to divert water away from the entry doors. The GrowPro utilizes a gable roof design that adds strength, looks, and more interior ceiling height.
This is a gardener’s shed that has significant storage space and is multifunctional. The floor and gable roof uses plywood for sheathing instead of particle board, and the walls are covered with wood siding. The Sunflower can be used as a live-nursery, tiny home or just for storage.
This is a great structure for a roadside store for fresh vegetables, flowers, and other produce. It can also be used for a live-nursery, tiny home, playhouse or professional studio. The construction of this shed is A+, and it offers years of low-maintenance with decades of longevity.
The gable roof design of the Zilla’s shed adds more structural strength and interior ceiling height. The asphalt shingles can be upgraded to architectural shingles and options for color choices are endless. This is a durable shed that can be built in warm or cold weather environments.
The Extra Comfy is a perfect bike shed for expensive and high-end bikes, and the double doors allow for lots of room to maneuver bicycles inside the 48 sq. ft. This shed is adequate for any weather environment, and it’s built on a solid foundation. It has the capability of storing 6-8 bicycles.
The Luxe shed is an elegant looking structure that adds property value and decor to any backyard. The lean-to roof design saves on construction materials and adequately drains water to the rear of the shed. French-style double doors and the sidelights provide lots of natural lighting.
The Marquee shed is a nice addition to any backyard, and it has a variety of uses and functions. This shed offers 200 sq. ft. in total with 100 sq. ft. of interior floor space and a 100 sq. ft. of exterior space that can be utilized for a patio set, workspace or even a place for an awesome BBQ.
The Alpine garden shed is an engineering marvel and its sophisticated aesthetics will look impressive in any backyard or location where it’s built. It has an impressive glass-paneled door and the two side windows that add a lot of natural lighting. And it offers 112 sq. ft. of floor space.
The Eagle Pro storage shed provides 32 sq. ft. of storage space to store yard tools and power equipment like rototillers, chainsaws, weed eaters, and push mowers. It also can be utilized for a variety of storage applications like shelving and plastic storage containers to maximize space.
The Lumber Jack shed is recommended to build with quality materials like pressure-treated lumber or plywood for a strong and durable structure. It can be utilized for multiple outdoor storage solutions, and it makes great camping shed by adding a small set of bunk beds on the back wall.
The Explorer storage shed provides 128 sq. ft. of floor space and can be utilized in a variety of functions. The windowless design and rugged double doors, make this a very secure shed. It can be used as a tiny home, man cave, hunting camp, roadside store or an outdoor family entertainment center.
The Grow Master shed is a multifunctional shed with many extended storage benefits. It offers 128 sq. ft. of floor space and lots of room on the back wall for shelving, tool hangers or standing closets. Two windows and double vents provide a fresh exchange of airflow and natural lighting.
The shed utilizes a solid construction with a cost-effective roof design. Two windows on each end provide fresh airflow with interior window locks. The shed is a multifunctional storage solution with endless possibilities for shelving and accessories. This is a solid structure with years of durability.
The shed is engineered to be solid and has years of durability in any weather climate. Asphalt shingles provide protection against leakage, and the gutter system is designed to drain the water to the ends of the shed, eliminating heavy water flow over the access doors. It can be painted in any color.
The shed provides plenty of headroom with a 9-foot ceiling, and just as impressive is the 192 square feet of floor space. Everything from riding lawn mowers to 4-wheelers can be easily driven into it using the provided access ramp and 5’x6’ entry doors. There’s also lots of room for smaller machinery.
It is a very simple shed to build, and it provides 168 sq. ft. of interior floor space with an almost 9-foot ceiling. The construction design of the shed is solid with materials that have staying power. It also utilizes a ramp with double doors that open to 5-feet wide to 6-feet tall and a lean-to type roof.
This storage shed offers an interior ceiling height of almost 9-feet and 224 sq. ft. of open floor space. It is of a very basic design that can be built by the average homeowner in just a matter of days. This is a solid structure that will stand the test of time and provide an abundance of storage solutions.
This garden shed provides 224 square feet of interior floor space and lots of options for storage applications. The left and right walls utilize the space for custom built windows that swing open for fresh air flow and add exterior aesthetics. The access ramp is perfect for driving machinery into the shed.
This storage shed is 288 square feet of workable space that can be outfitted with a variety of storage applications. It is built with long-lasting construction materials and will provide years of endurance. It can be modified as a “drive-in/drive-out” system by duplicating the door design on the back wall.
This garden shed is perfect for larger real estate properties that have acres of outdoor gardens, plants, and shrubs. The construction is solid with plywood and pressure treated lumber that ensures a firm structure. The shed can be built in any weather climate, and it utilizes a duel louvered venting system.
This storage shed offers 280sqft of interior floor space with a comfortable ceiling height of 8-feet. The concrete footing and mortared brick design allow this shed to easily store 4 to 6 ATVs or snowmobiles. Still leaving plenty of room for a riding lawnmower, numerous garden tools, and more.
This plan is designed with step by step to help DIY enthusiasts build a sizable and low cost shed. It shows the builder how to fabricate the doors, access ramp, windows, shutters, and drainage system as well as all of the major components of the shed. Metal roofing and can be painted any color.
Q: What’s the difference in the premium plan vs. the free plan?
A: The premium plan provides more detail on the amount of lumber and various construction materials needed as well as more detail on measurements. It offers a detailed material list, and it tells you the name and what each piece is made for. Additionally, it provides a list of the required tools to build the shed. Overall, it gives more quality information that’s very important, especially for first-time DIY builders, which the free plan does not include.
Q: Will a shed raise my property taxes?
A: In a lot of states, if a shed has a concrete floor it will be considered as an addition to your home. In cases of a shed with a wood floor on a concrete footing, it will be classified as an improvement to your property as it adds value to your home and tax bill. So, the answer is yes; it will raise your tax bill slightly.
Q: Can I live in my shed as a tiny-home?
A: Absolutely, your shed can be converted into a tiny-home to live in. If you want to make a tiny-home out of one of our sheds, it’s best to consider the rough openings for a steel entry door and double-hung vinyl windows before you start framing. You will also need to consider electrical, water, insulation, drywall, flooring, and heat source as well. It’s a good idea to go with a larger shed like a 16’x20’ that allows room for a utility room to house your hot water tank, heating system, and electrical breaker box.
Q: Is it safe to install a wood or pellet stove in my shed?
A: You can safely install a wood, pellet or LP gas fireplace safely inside of your shed. It’s always best to read the manufacturers suggested installation for the appliance as well as proper ventilation requirements. In most cases, the exhaust pipe can be vented out of the back wall at the recommended height by the manufacturer.
Q: How many bikes can I fit into an 8’x8’ bike shed?
A: It’s possible to fit 6 to 10 bikes comfortably into an 8’x8’ bike shed. The rafters provide the perfect spot to install three rubber-coated J-hooks on each side wall of the shed and hang your bicycles from the front tire. That leaves 64sqft of floor space for another four bicycles.
Q: How secure is my storage shed?
A: Your storage shed is very secure. The shed is built with pressure-treated framing, and the exterior walls are covered with wood siding boards. The doors utilize heavy-duty hinges and locking hardware. Depending on where you live, a windowless design will provide more protection in areas subjected to heavy foot-traffic or high-crime rates.
Q: What size storage shed do I need?
A: One of the easiest ways to figure this out is to take an inventory on the items you wish to store. Start with large objects like a riding lawn mower. If the mower is six feet long and has a 48-inch mower deck, you will need 24sqft of floor space just for that alone. Factor in any wall shelving or standing closets you plan on using as well as garden tools, etc. Once you have a good idea of floor space that you’ll need, go with the next size up.
Q: Is the foundation of my storage shed strong enough to support ATVs?
A: The foundation is designed to withstand substantial weight loads, including ATVs, riding lawn mowers, and snowmobiles. It utilizes a concrete footing and mortared-bricks for the base, and the sub-floor is constructed with pressure-treated lumber.Click here to learn more about shed foundations.
Q: Do I need a drainage system with a lean-to shed?
A: You don’t necessarily need a drainage system with a lean-to roof design; however, it does divert water to the ends of the shed instead of over the door. This really depends on how much you plan on using the shed and function of the shed. Do you live in the Northwest or areas with a lot of rain? Then, you should choose a plan with a drainage system.
Q: Is there any advantages of a lean-to shed?
A: The advantage of building a lean-to shed is less roofing materials and significant savings. Depending on the size of a shed, the average homeowner can save hundreds of dollars by going with this design. Additionally, it eliminates a lot of complex cuts and is much easier to build.