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6 x 6 Shed Plans

6×6 Garden Shed Plans & How to Guide6x6 shed

THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT BUILDING a shed from scratch. It can be more fun, more  and you can put your stamp on it. Here is one design can easily be built over the course of a weekend.

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Basics of Shed Building

If you want to build this shed, there are a few things you will need and a few steps you should take before getting started.

Equipment List

  • Equipment List
  • Circular saw
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Drill
  • Screw gun
  • Shovel
  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Square
  • Hammer
  • Drill bits
  • Rake
  • Sawhorses
  • Box knife
  • Scissors
  • Staple gun
  • Level
  • Carpenter's square

The Foundation

Prepared Ground

6 x 6 Shed Plans - Foundation

No shed is going to last very long if it is not sitting on level ground. Using a spirit level mounted on the side of a 12-foot-long 2×4, check the spot where you plan to place your shed to make sure it's level. One great way to make the spot level is to dig out the grass, loose the soil and then tamp it down checking constantly for level.

What goes under your shed is up to you. You can cover the area in pea gravel, pour a concrete slab, or use paving stones to create a solid foundation. The one thing you don't want to do is place your shed on bare soil as this will invite rot, water damage, and numerous pests to destroy your shed. Remember the best building in the world is only as good as the foundation it is sitting on.

Building the Floor Frame

6 x 6 Shed Plans - Floor Framing6 x 6 Shed Plans - Floor Plan

The floor frame is essentially a box frame with joists inside of it to provide support for the flooring.

  1. Build the outer frame by laying out the lumber in a square. Use a carpenter's to ensure that all four corners are perfectly square.
  2. Screw the corners together.
  3. Measure the inside of the square, and space out the joists evenly before screwing them into place. Be sure to use the carpenter's square to keep all joists perfectly square with the frame.
  4. Bolt the frame to the mudsills, these will be resting on the foundation and help keep the floor frame out of the mud.
  5. Cover the floor frame with 3/4-inch plywood sheathing screwed to the frame securely.

Construction

Next Up the Walls

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Stick-built walls are built in much the same way as you just built the floor frame, flat on the ground. Each wall is built separately.

  1. Lay the top and bottom boards in place with the studs set at 18-inches-on-center or evenly spaced along the wall (your choice).
  2. Using 16d nails assemble the sides in place adding in any window and door headers.
  3. The walls can then be attached to the floor frame and each other using 16d nails.
  4. Attach the walls to each other using 16d nails and reinforce the corners using joist clip angles.

At all times when building each wall and when assembling the walls to the floor, be sure to use a level and a square. Building walls that are perfectly perpendicular to the ground and square with each other.

If you don't, building the rest of your shed is going to be that much more difficult. What you may not realize, is that building this shed is not much more (or less for that matter) than building a house. The success of the entire structure depends on the quality of your construction work from start to finish. Take your time at every phase of the construction in order to ensure the success of your project.

Building the Roof

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The roof you put on your shed will determine how well-protected everything you put inside will be. Built a crappy roof, the rains and snow will destroy it and flood the interior.

  1. Cut the joists as shown in the diagram, you will need eight of them. Exact measurements are vital here as the angles have to match up perfectly.
  2. Place the outer end rafters in place along with the ridge boards and nail them in place.
  3. Install the remaining rafters in place at 2-foot-on-center intervals. Install the two collar ties on the inner rafters.
  4. Install the 1/2-inch plywood sheathing to the rafters using 8d nails spaced at 10-inch intervals.
  5. Nail the fascia panels in place using 8d nails spaced at 12-inch intervals.
  6. Cover with builder's paper or tar paper to help protect the wood.
  7. Cover with shingles starting at the top of the roof on each side and then work your way down overlapping them as you work your way down.
  8. Install the ridge shingles, overlapping them from front to back.

While you could stick with tar paper for your roofing material, shingles will give you a much stronger and more weatherproof roof.

Joinery

Doors and Windows

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This shed has one door and two windows providing you with easy access and plenty of light and ventilation. Each must be properly framed in for maximum structural integrity.

  1. Cut the door frame hole out of the siding.
  2. Install the 2×4 frames in the doorway using 10d nails. Here again, your work needs to be perfect, especially the door frame to ensure the door will open and close smoothly.
  3. Add the trim around the framework and a doorsill.
  4. Install the hinges on the door, hold it in place and mark the location of the hinges on the door frame. Have a helper hold the door in place while you screw the hinges to the frame. At this point, double check that the door opens and closes smoothly.
  5. Cut the window holes out of the siding and frame them in with 2x4s.
  6. Add the inner stops to the frame and install the glass.
  7. Secure the glass in place by installing the outer stops.

You can use glass or Plexiglass for your windows. Glass has the added advantage of staying crystal clear and being easy to clean. Plexiglass is much easier to work with and doesn't break, but at the same time, it will yellow and become cloudy over time. Both will keep the rain, snow, dust, debris, thieves, and the local cats out.

Voila One Shed

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If you have followed along, by now you should have a complete 6×6 foot shed sitting in your garden and ready to be used. The only thing left for you to do is to decide what color you want it to be. You need to paint your shed in order to protect the wood from Mother Nature. If you don't, the wood will quickly rot and become severely damaged.

Additional Information

  • Instead of standard plywood for the wall sheathing, you can use marine plywood or pressure treated lumber. But if you do, you will need to use a saw blade that is designed to cut this type of wood or you risk ruining your saw.
  • Nothing is more important than building a solid foundation for your shed. Your best bet is to dig 4 inches down into the ground, loosen the soil, and use a power tamper (you can rent one from your local equipment rental store) to pack it down and level it off.
  • The type of foundation you build, gravel and pavers or a poured cement pad is up to you. The most important things are that it is perfectly level and strong enough to support the weight of your shed and everything in it.
  • Be sure your foundation pad is at least 12 inches larger all the way around the shed than the outer size of your shed. This will help keep grass from growing up to the side of your shed and causing damage. This will also make it much easier for you mow the lawn. At the same time, building the foundation like this will help keep water from building up around and under your shed where it can cause significant damage to the structure and everything you have inside it.

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Conclusion

The most important thing you can do during the construction of your shed is to make good use of a square and level to ensure your final product is perfectly square. This will ensure all the pieces fit together properly and that the door will function smoothly. Other than this, take your time, being in a hurry typically results in errors being made, many of which can be costly to overcome (i.e. buying more lumber).

Building a 6×6-foot garden shed is something that anyone who is good with tools should be able to do. As with any other type of “stick built” project, I can't stress enough the importance of measuring twice and cutting once. For myself, I measure thrice just to be on the safe side. This shed is easy to build, take your time, have fun, and enjoy the results of your hard work.

If you build this shed I would love to see some photos. You can send them to zac[at]zacsgarden[dot]com, contact me here or connect with ZacsGarden on Pinterest or Facebook.

FREE Shed Roof Plans

The 10 Most Comprehensive FREE Shed Roof Plans Available Online

Shed Roof Plans - Finished Shed Roof

The Sky's the Limit if You Have a Roof Over Your Head

IF YOU ARE BUILDING YOUR OWN shed, you should probably consider a number of different shed roof plans before making your final decision. A roof is so much more than a way to keep the contents of your shed clean and dry.

The right shed roof design will not only keep out the elements, it can provide you with a significant amount of extra storage space. I spent countless hours looking at the many different designs before settling on a gambrel style roof so that I could get the most storage in the least space.

10 Comprehensive FREE Shed Roof Plans

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#1 The Standard Gable Style Pitched Roof

This is the most common style of shed roof

The gable style pitched roof is not only one of the most common styles of shed roof, but it is also one of the easiest to build. The first thing you need to do is determine the correct pitch for your area. This is based on how much rain and snow you are likely to get in an average year. If you know the rise and run of your roof, you can use this shed roof pitch calculator to help determine the correct pitch.

You should also contact your local building inspector to see if there are specific regulations in place governing the pitch of your shed roof. You can then use this information to modify the shed roof plans to meet these specifications and ensure your shed roof will hold up to whatever Mother Nature has to throw at it. The good news is that you can top this style of roof with roofing felt, shingles, or sheet metal with equal effectiveness.

Here is a video of a Gable Styled Pitched Roof being built:

ProsCons
Sheds rain, snow, ice easilyMay not be best suited to areas where high winds and hurricanes occur
Offers more space for an atticPoor construction or inadequate framing can lead to the roof collapsing
Simple and less expensive to build than many other shed roof stylesHigh winds can cause the shingles, felt, or sheet metal to peel away
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Image courtesy of Myoutdoorplans.com

#2 The Gambrel or Barn Style Shed Roof

This is my personal favorite as it adds a lot of overhead storage space

Most of us have seen a number of old-fashioned barns with their tall roofs that have multiple slopes to them. What you may not realize is that this gambrel style of roof was not designed as a fashion statement. It was in fact created to build a roof that could stand up to the snows of deep winter found I many parts of the world. Although the general layout of the rafters might not seem to be that strong, the leveraged design makes them far stronger than they look.

Having two differing slopes allows rain and snow to slide off the roof and onto the ground. At the same time, the steeper sides of the roof give you a lot more usable storage space, especially for taller items. Like the gable style roof, this one is relatively easy to build and can be sheathed in wood and covered with shingles or sheet metal for added protection and durability.

Take a look at this how-to video:

ProsCons
This style of roof offers plenty of extra space for storage without added expenseNot recommended for areas of high wind or those with heavy snowfall
Simple construction with two roof beams and a series of gusset jointsIf not constructed properly tend to be structurally weak
Fewer materials mean lowered construction costsNeed to be waterproofed at the ridges to prevent leaks regularly

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Image courtesy of Myourdoorplans.com

#3 Single Slope Shed Roof

Probably one of the simplest shed roof designs out there

This style of roof is commonly referred to as a lean-to or skillion type of roof. It typically has a single face that is higher on one end than the other. Depending on where your shed is located, the higher end can be fastened to the side of another building such as your house or garage. From the outside, it looks a lot like one-half of the standard gable style roof.

What makes these shed roof plans so popular, is that they are incredibly easy to assemble and when built right, can handle a heavy snow load without collapsing. Thanks to the simplicity of this shed roof design and the size of your garden shed, you should be able to complete this roof in a single day. You can use this style of roof on a shed with 3 or 4 walls based on your needs, making it ideal for feed or firewood storage sheds.

This video goes over skillion style roof building:

ProsCons
Very easy to buildThe ceiling can end up being very low depending on the pitch of the roof
Steeper pitch lets snow and rain run off easilyMay not be best suited for areas where high winds are common
Less expensive to build due to the need for fewer materialsMay not be the most aesthetically pleasing roof
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Image courtesy of Myoutdoorplans.com

#4 Steeper Gable Style Roof

More pitch and a stronger design

When you live in an area where it rains or snows a lot, you need a roof with a steeper pitch and a little more slope to help prevent any snow or ice buildup. Not only does this design feature a steeper pitch (of course you can set your own pitch to meet the weather in your local area), but one that is designed in such a way as to be stronger overall.

The extra supports built into the gable ends will help add more load bearing capacity. This one also features 3/4-inch plywood sheathing covered with tar paper and asphalt shingles for added protection from the elements and structural strength. The overhanging eaves will also add a measure of protection for the walls and give you a place to add soffit vents for better ventilation.

Here is a video that shows you an easy way to build your own gable roof rafters:

ProsCons
Sheds rain, snow, ice easilyMay not be best suited to areas where high winds and hurricanes occur
Offers more space for an atticNeeds more support for snow and ice buildup
Simple and less expensive to build than many other shed roof stylesHigh winds can cause the shingles, felt, or sheet metal to peel away
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Image courtesy of Myourdoorplans.com

#5 A Simple Lean-To Roof

Nothing could be easier

Of all the different types of roof, the lean-to is perhaps the easiest to build. In this case, you have nothing more than a few carefully placed rafters that are laid on top of the outer walls. The roof is typically sloped down from the connecting wall if the shed is attached to the side of your house or garage.

However, if you choose to build a freestanding shed and use this style of roof, you should plan the slope of your roof in such a manner as to slope down from the front to the back of the shed. This will help to keep rain flowing away from the door. This design uses 3/4-inch plywood sheathing, tar paper, and asphalt shingles but you could substitute metal sheeting to save money and create a very low-maintenance roof.

Lean-to roof basics video:

ProsCons
Sheds rain, snow, ice easilyShould only be used on smaller sheds
Easy to buildPoor construction or inadequate framing can lead to the roof collapsing
Less expensive to build than many other shed roof stylesHigh winds can cause the shingles, felt, or sheet metal to peel away
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Image courtesy of Shedking.net

#6 Stick Framed Gable Roof

Simple yet effective roof design

Once you have made the decision to use a gable style roof on your shed, you have one more decision to make. This is whether to build your own roof trusses, by pre-made trusses or to simply stick-frame in your roof. The typical stick frame roof will be made from 2x4's or 2x6's and has a ridge board that runs down the middle of the roof.

This type of gable roof tends to be a lot more challenging to build and may not be the best choice if your carpentry experience is minimal. However, this being said, this type of roof typically offers an overhang on the sides by virtue of the way it is constructed that lets you add in soffit ventilation.

Watch this guy build a stick built shed roof:

ProsCons
Sheds rain, snow, ice easilyMay not be best suited to areas where high winds and hurricanes occur
Offers more space for an atticNeed to have solid basic carpentry skills to ensure all lumber is cut accurately for best results
Less expensive to build than many other shed roof stylesHigh winds can cause the shingles, felt, or sheet metal to peel away
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#7 Hip Style Shed Roof

Create a roof with four slopes instead of two

While many homes and sheds feature roofs with two slopes, those that have a total of four slopes (hip style roofs) can not only be more aesthetically pleasing but also offer better snow and rain shedding ability. While this might not seem important in areas that don't get a lot of rain or snow, when you live in an area where you get heavy winter snows, you are sure to appreciate the fact your shed's roof survives each winter intact.

You can build this style of roof using premade trusses, but as long as you are comfortable with your carpentry skills, there is no reason why you should not be able to build this simple roof. This set of plans comes with its own detailed how to video that will make building it much easier for you.

ProsCons
Excellent for areas of high wind and snowMore expensive than a gable roof to build
Offer space for an atticRequires more building materials than a gable roof
More stable than a gable roofAdded seams may result in more leaks
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Image courtesy of dyshed.blogspot.com

#8 The Saltbox Style Roof

A different take on the pitched roof

The saltbox style roof depicted in these plans offers a slightly different take on the standard gable roof design. As you can see, this design features one slope that is taller and has a steeper pitch than the other. The design does feature a gable at each end that can be used to add in ventilation in the form of vents or powered vents based on your particular needs.

The design comes from Colonial times when people needed to add more room to their homes without having to add another complete level at a high cost. It is a great choice for bigger sheds or even for a garage as it offers you the opportunity to add a lot more storage space at minimal cost.

Follow Jack as he builds a hip-style roof in this video:

ProsCons
The dual slopes let water run off easily, perfect for areas with heavy rainsThe design itself if rather tricky
More durable than the standard gable roofIf you build a loft It will have sloping walls
Can be built to handle moderate to heavy snow loadsMay be expensive due to the number of trusses and supports needed
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Image courtesy of Carpentry-pro-farmer.com

#9 The Pyramid Style Shed Roof

Looks like it came straight out of Egypt

This style of roof looks more like something you might expect to see poking out of the desert sands of Egypt, as it has four slopes that meet in the center. Each of the four sides has a single slope that starts with a point at the top. This roof has no gables or side walls and is an excellent choice for smaller sheds and pump houses.

The overhanging eaves offer extra protection and a chance to add in soffit vents to help keep your shed cooler in the summer months. However, like the stick-built gable roof, this one can be more challenging to build as you will not be able to use any type of pre-built roof truss. Given the height of your finished roof, you should check with your local authorities to make sure it is not too high to meet code.

Check out this cool Jack Rafters video: 

ProsCons
Good choice for use in areas with high windsRequires more building experience
Extra space adds more storageHigher costs due to complex design
High slopes are good for areas with heavy rain and snowfallTop may be too high for certain building code restrictions
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Image courtesy of Sbebuilders.com

#10 Octagon Style Roof

When you want something a little different

No one ever said your garden shed had to be square or rectangular in shape. If you are looking for something a little different, why not build an octagon shaped shed. You might be surprised at how much extra space this shape can provide. It is also a great way to make use of a corner spot out in your garden. However, as you can imagine an octagon shed needs an octagon shaped roof.

This design goes together in a similar fashion to the pyramid shaped roof, but instead of four slopes, you will end up with eight. It may be one of the most complex roofs to build and should only be attempted if you have advanced woodworking skills because there are a number of critical angles that have to be measured and cut to achieve the right shape and structure. This being said, once completed, you will have a very strong roof that can take a lot of snow weight.

ProsCons
Great for areas with high windsRequires more building experience
Nice change from standard roofsHigher costs due to complex design
High slopes are good for areas with heavy rain and snowfallTop may be too high for certain building code restrictions

When the Final Shingle Is Laid

Choosing the right shed roof plans for your shed can be challenging as there is so much to consider. First and foremost, you need to consider your carpentry skills. As you can see some of these designs require advanced skills to construct. Other considerations include your local building codes and the type of weather including rain, snow, and wind you have to deal with where you live.

In the end, I settled for a standard stick-built gable roof as it met my needs and my carpentry skills. The last thing I wanted to have to do was hire a contractor to finish the job because my skills were not as good as my imagination.

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My Teds Woodworking Plans Review – An Honest Customer Opinion

My Teds Woodworking Plans Review - An Honest Customer Opinion

Take a Deep Look into Teds Woodworking Plans and Make the Decision for Yourself!

Hi my name is Zac and yes I have purchased Teds Woodworking Plans...

Being a high school woodwork teacher myself and having a passion for garden projects it seemed like a good fit for me

I also couldn't argue with the deal. 16,000 woodwork plans...

But after my purchase I noticed that there seems to be a bit of animosity towards 'Ted' and this product

(Which seems to derive from the aggressive marketing and sales tactics used to sell the product)​

Now there is no doubting that this product is popular, it seems to be all over the woodworking internet...

But is it all that it's cracked up to be... and is it even legal?

We'll that's what I intend to find out by writing this review.

So for the answers to those questions and more, you have come to the right place. Keep reading below

Note - This review certainly is not a glowing endorsement. After writing it and researching Teds woodwork plans I really think that you need to make up your own mind

Disclosure - if you decide to purchase Ted's Woodworking and you click a link on this website I will receive a commission from the sale. But my commission does not change the price in anyway. It is $67 (although i show you a cunning way to get it for $47 below) whether you click the link or not...

Anyhow lets get on with what is in TedsWoodworking...


[VIDEO] Part 1 - Buying Teds Woodworking Plans

This is what happens when you purchase Teds Woodworking

[VIDEO] Part 2 - Opening Teds Woodworking Plans

This is what is behind the paywall at Teds Woodworking


Summary of Review

Use: Woodworking and Shed Plans

Details

Some plans are very detailed, some aren't

Price

Price is good for this amount of plans

Ease of Use

You can find plans with some digging 

Support

Dedicated support line. 48 hour answers

We Like:

  • The price is higher than some other packages but still very reasonable for the amount
  • Lots of helpful added extras to help beginners to intermediate
  • The detail and thoroughness on some plans is hard to beat with many extras included
  • Easy to print and use on site

We Don't Like:

  • Although there is a lot of plans... I doubt there is actually 16,000 plans here
  • The aggressive nature of the sales tactics used to sell the product
  • Some of the plans are light on with detail
  • It will take some time to find what you want

Summary: A massive resource of shed and other woodworking plans at a very decent price. 

From $67 (for $47 see below) with a 60 day 100% money back guarantee

The Truth About 'Ted' and His Plans...

So for this review I did a little digging around about the product, the website and what other people thought of Ted's Woodworking Plans

Because there seems to be a lot of sketchy reviews out there

Here's what I found...​

Truth is that 'Ted' most likely doesn't exist. He is most likely a persona made up by the owner of the product... kind of like the Marlboro man and Tony the Tiger (who appears on Kellogg's cereals)

Companies use people or characters all the time to represent what the product is about and give it another dimension. The character is not always 'real' like Ted.

(Ever seen celebrity endorse a product you know that they aren't using...)

Some of us do feel a little cheated by this. But it seems to be the way the world is going these days. It is also important to note that this doesn't change the product in any way

What does change the product is some of the promises that 'Ted' makes on his website we don't think are 100% true

And we also found that Ted infers or suggests some things which are a little sketchy also, such as:

  • Ted uses images of a box and CD when the product is digital and you have to pay extra for the CD - DVD set to be sent to you
  • Ted says '16,000 Step By Step Plans' - when they aren't all step by step (scroll down to see screenshots of real plans)
  • Ted says 'skill level doesn't matter' - There are plans in here suitable for beginners but not all of them are

Where Do the Plans Come From?

Package of Teds woodworking plans review

An image found on Tedswoodworking.com shows a boxed product, but the plans are actually a digital download

Teds plans seem to be mostly (if not all) taken from other publications.

These include universities, magazines, books and various websites​

At first I was a little peeved by this, but then when I thought about it I wasn't bothered as much

I mean this stuff seems to be happening all the time these days

For example, people selling compilation music albums of artists after the artists have died​

I mean if Ted owns all the rights to these plans and wants to sell them in a bundle then good luck to him

But does 'Ted' own the rights to sell these plans?

Are the Plans Offered in Teds Woodworking Plans Legal?

​There a few people - woodgears.ca, woodworkweb, formeremortals and beesource calling Ted's Woodworking a scam and saying what is being offered is illegal

From what I can tell from the links above, they claim Ted is selling plans and information that does not belong to him

Now i'm no lawyer...

I personally don't know if this is or is not legal so I have tried to contact both 'Ted' and Clickbank but so far I haven't had a reply

Which is very bad form on both their parts

But at the same time, it is a very serious allegation for people to call Teds Woodworking plans 'illegal'

The dates on all of the posts above are dated around 2012, so for 'Ted' to still be in business and seemingly nothing to have happened to the product seems a little strange

From what I can tell Teds Woodworking plans offer is quite popular, and successful​. I'm sure some lawyer would love to get their teeth stuck into that.

But they haven't and they have had years to do so. So it makes me wonder....

What is the law that Teds Woodworking plans is supposedly breaking? And why hasn't anyone done anything about it?

Now as I said I'm no lawyer. I think on this one each of us has to make our own moral judgement.

If you've spent a few minutes looking at the links above and reading this post you are as informed as I am...

For me - until I hear different - all of this seems to be a storm in a tea cup. And if nothing has happened with the legal issue already, I can't see anything happening in the future

Why Else Some Bloggers are Not Happy with Ted's Woodworking...

Teds Woodworking is unpopular with a lot of online woodworkers. It stem​s mainly because of it's aggressive sales techniques

'Ted' is advertising a lot of places around the internet and he is always trying to sell his stuff - most notably on other bloggers websites

But to be truthful, I don't think it matters what Ted has done or didn't do

Most woodwork bloggers will ever be happy with offers and products like this...

It's a bit like McDonald's or Walmart coming to a small town. The town never likes the idea of it but most people can't afford to say no to the convenience, range and prices 

Woodworking bloggers aren't going to be happy with Ted's Woodworking plans but Ted is going to keep selling his plans because people can't say no to a great offer like his

What About the Plans?

With all that out of the way lets talk plans

Firstly, if you haven't watch part 2 of my video on Opening Teds Woodworking plans. You can see first hand for yourself the plans that are included in the package

Personally, I dont think there is 16,000 plans. Although there is a lot (and i could be proven wrong) ​

But for $47 (see below) you can get a massive collection of woodworking plans... Let's face it this is much cheaper than anywhere else

You could subscribe to your favorite woodworking magazine for 10 years and still not come close to that

So if you are looking for an inexpensive way to get plans for your next woodworking projects then Ted's is a good option. Definitely worth some thought.​

​Not all the plans are the greatest, and the most detailed but from what I've seen half of them are pretty good

Below is a good illustration of the difference in the detail in Ted's Woodworking plans

Simple

taken from teds woodworking

These plans although detailed are not as user friendly as others. Although these ones do include a material list, not all plans in Teds woodworking do

You definitely can build this barn from this plan, however it isn't as simple as 'Ted' makes it out to be and you will need some prior building knowledge to build this

Detailed

taken from teds woodworking plans

As you can see this plan is quite detailed and easy to read. It has many elevations, a 3D drawing, close ups, plenty of annotations and is in color

What Will I Do With the Plans?

We'll I am going to keep the plans for when i build my next shed. Just being able to print some of these off and give them to the permits office really appeals to me

Ill also use them to find new projects for the students in my wood technology classes

The good thing about having these plans is that the advanced kids will be able to read the plans and start work straight away. Leaving me more time to help those who require it

Overall, personally even though there is this cloud still hovering over the product for me that I dont have it

I'm glad I purchased Teds Woodworking plans

It's Your Turn Now

Still undecided about Teds Woodworking plans?

Sleep on it. If you still want it tomorrow it will all be here. ​

'Ted' does hype it up a bit and make you think that you have to buy now​

So if you sleep on it and you still want it tomorrow, then you know at least you did really want it and it wasn't the hype that made you buy it

And if you do decide to purchase, make sure you read the section below and save yourself $20 !

How to Get the Plans for $47 Instead of $67

​I paid full price... but you don't have to!

Basically, you need to give your email address to 'Ted' to get the discount... and this is how you do that

NOTE - Because this is a work around to paying full price i am not sure how long this is up. If you use this can you let me know via the contact page that it is working?

1. First get onto Teds Woodworking (you can use this link)

2. Then click the X which gets you out of the tab... (in this image it is red)

click x on the tab/window

3. All of a sudden you will see this appear (or a version there of)

teds woodworking popup

4. Click stay on page (or equivalent in your browser)

5. Then you will get taken to another page, click the X on that tab or window like you did with the first one to close that tab

teds second popup

6. Click 'stay on this page' (or equivilent) here also

7. You will get taken to a new page​

enter your email here

8. Enter your email here and click the 'Download Free Plans Now' Button

9. When you click the button, you will be taken to a new page where the heading is 'Welcome Onboard'

10. Scroll down the bottom of that page and you will see the new price

47 price at teds woodworking

NOTE - If you want the bonuses in Teds Woodworking, then i'd probably buy the CD and DVD set instead of opting in for the upgrades. In the membership area, it says that everything is included on there.

Thanks for Reading

Send a message via the contact page if you want to know anything else about the plans and ill get back to you with an answer. Please use 'teds woodworking plans review' in the subject line

P.S - If you are still unsure of whether you should purchase Teds Woodworking plans after reading this review then sleep on it, it will all still be here tomorrow

Ryans Shed Plans Review

Ryan's Ryans Shed Plans Review

Why You Should and Should NOT Get a Copy of Ryans Shed Plans

Some people love it, and some people don't like it at all...

That is, after they have purchased Ryan's Shed Plans

To help with the confusion, I have put this detailed review together to help answer any questions about Ryan's Shed Plans that you may have

I would like to make it clear that although I did buy Ryan's Shed Plans myself, I do recieve a commission if you purchase the product after clicking the links on this page

DON'T WORRY though, the price doesn't change ​if you buy through a link on this or any other website, or even if you type it into your browser yourself

The commission goes into helping make better resources around Garden DIY and shed building...

Anyhow enough of the fine print, lets destruct Ryan's Shed Plans and find out what's really included with the product and what the plans are really like

[VIDEO] Part 1 - Buying Ryan's Shed Plans

Please excuse the audio, this is my first ever video

[VIDEO] Part 2 - Opening Ryan's Shed Plans


Overall - What we thought of Ryan's Shed Plans

Use: Shed Plans

Details

Some plans are very detailed, some aren't

Price

Price is very good for the offering

Ease of Use

Can be hard to find what you want 

Support

Dedicated support line. 48 hour answers

We Like:

  • The price is very reasonable for this amount of plans
  • The detail of some of the plans is fantastic
  • A lot of bonuses

We Don't Like:

  • We can't find 12,000 shed plans which is what we are purchasing
  • Some plans aren't detailed enough in our opinion
  • The extra purchases Ryan wants you to make

Summary: A good affordable resource of shed plans that everyone can afford. However, this collection of shed plans isn't as comprehensive as Ryan makes out, and finding what you want can take some effort.

From $37 with a 60 day 100% money back guarantee

What is the Biggest Issue With the Plans?

There are some people unhappy with this product after they purchase it. In fact after reading through some comments some people are even offended!

The reasons that people aren't happy seems to be:

  • There are a lot of plans for sheds and other things. However, I can't seem to find all of the 12,000 shed plans in the package
  • When you buy you get asked to upgrade a lot... which can be off putting and confronting for some people
  • As you can see in my 'unboxing' video the membership site looks dated which can put people off a bit
  • It can take some time to find the shed plan that you want (20 minutes and you will have it sussed out with our tips below)
  • Some of the plans don't provide as much detail as people may expect. The promotional freebies of Ryan's Shed Plans are really good. Not all the plans are as detailed and carefully constructed. 

The main issue is people don't feel like they are getting what they ordered (less shed plans, not as detailed as they thought etc.). But when you compare Ryan's offering to what else is available, you see what good value it is...

And although I dont think there are 12,000 shed plans in the package, there are A LOT OF PLANS. Many times more than one person will ever build for themselves

Buying a custom plan would cost you around $250 which is over 6 times more than Ryan's collection of shed plans

And buying an off the shelf plan (something like this) from Amazon would set you back $10. So doing that 4 times already puts you over the price of Ryan's Shed Plans​

So for $37, the value in Ryan's offering is very good

You can read more on what others are thinking here

Where do the plans come from?

Ryan says that he writes the plans and im sure that he does some

However a lot of them seem to be from different sources... i.e. universities, magazines (such as better homes and gardens), and various websites

I assume that Ryan has bought the copyright to these plans, the copyright has expired or there never was a copyright on them in the first place

But to be honest, it doesn't really matter to me who provides, writes, draws or creates the plans (as long as it's all legal)

As long as the plans are easily understood and show how to build a great sturdy shed that will last

What are the quality of the plans like?

Ryans Shed Plans Contents Guide on Shed Plan

This set of plans is very detailed and even comes with a contents guide

The plans are detailed in the most part...

The plans generally include elevation drawings, sizes and annotations (notes on the drawings)

Some are very detailed and even provide a step-by-step guide, 3-D drawings along with photos taken mid construction of the shed. Along with material and cutting lists, a glossary of terms, as well as hints and tips of shed building

Some are simple. They are scanned construction and elevation plans without any of the added extras. (They are plans to get a permit)

Although all the detail may be on the plans to build a shed, they aren't all friendly for the new person getting started

Ryans Shed Plan Review Detailed Shed Plan

Although they do show detail, some plans aren't as comprehensive and aren't suggested for the beginner shed builder

What happens when you buy the plans?

Firstly if you haven't watched the unboxing video at the top of the page, then it is a screen recording of me going through the process of purchasing the plans

​But in a quick summary, you are taken to a page where you put your details and and payment method. Then enter your details (or login to Paypal).

When that is done Ryan takes you through 3 pages where he offers some upgrades on the plans... Upgraded plans i think he calls it, then outdoor plans and then everything he sells he offers you

After that you check your email and he will send you a link to the membership section of the site where you download the plans​ you want. 

**​NOTE - You can't download everything in one go. The plans are in bundles of 10-20. You need to go down the page and download what you want. (It might take 20 minutes if you want to download all the plans including the bonuses.)

Navigating through the plans

The plans are generally easy to follow if you use these steps:

  • Scroll down and read the entire page when you get access to it
  • Right click and save the plans that you want to your computer
  • Use Chrome internet browser or Adobe Reader to open and read the plans on your computer
  • Use the FIND search bar (Hold Ctrl + F on windows, Cmd + F on Mac) function to find any particular plans in the large multi-plan documents

Because of how many plans there are, some users get frustrated at trying to find what they want. But if you follow the steps above, you will find what you are looking for if it is there.

Summary -"What Do I Do Now...?"

If the review helped you, and you are ready to get your copy of Ryan's Shed Plans then please use the link below

YES, I do receive a commission from the sale of Ryan's Shed Plans, but the price of the product doesn't change​ for you. It is still $37 whether you use this link, or any other link on the internet - or even type it into the search bar yourself

The commission helps me go onto create valuable resources for everyone to use on ZacsGarden.com

Other Reviews...

Because this is a popular program there are a lot of reviews. Many of them are bias and should be ignored.

However I have found some reviews that seem to be real.

Below are the reviews that I believe are honest and you can make a decision from

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/My-Shed-Plans/internet/My-Shed-Plans-Sold-through-multiple-websites-and-also-under-the-product-name-My-Shed-Plans-489428

http://www.reviewnit.com/ryan-shed-plans-review-2/ryan-shed-plans-review-my-shed-plans/

Thanks for Reading

I hope this has cleared up Ryan's Shed Plans for you and you can now make a decision either way

If your stuck then you can send me a message via the contact page and ill get back to you as soon as I can with an answer​

44 FREE DIY Shed Plans To Help You Build Your Shed

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TRYING TO BUILD a shed without a set of comprehensive plans is like trying to drive from L.A. to New York without a map.

However, trying to find the perfect shed plan can be very challenging, believe me. I spent countless hours searching for the shed plans for the one I now have in my backyard.

So, to make your search much easier than mine, I have created this amazing list of 44 FREE, yes that’s right FREE comprehensive DIY shed plans.

NOTE: Anything and everything you need to know about how to build your shed is here.

#​1 Simple 6 x 4 Storage Shed

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If you are looking for an easy to build 6 x 4 storage shed with one door and a small window, this may be just what you need.

Single door/window design mounted on a skid type foundation makes this a great shed for anyone. The plans are highly detailed and will walk you through construction.

You can download your own free set right here.

#2 Build Your Own 8 x 10 Storage Shed

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The plans for this shed are written with both standard and metric dimensions and include a single entry door and one window.

Plans include a materials list, how to build the door, detailed instructions, and more. Like many smaller sheds this one is also built on a skid type foundation so that you can move it around.

These handy plans are available by visiting here.

#​3 The Perfect Tiny Shed

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This 4 x 4 shed is ideal for anyone looking to build a tiny shed for storing things like pool equipment or garden tools.

Built out of 2 x 4s and plywood exterior grade siding, you can have the entire shed built and ready to use in one day.

This shed has a pitched roof and a single entry door. Read more about it here.

#​4 10 x 8 Solid Shed with Sloping Roof

If you are looking for a 10 x 8 storage shed that is perfect for areas with high snow loads, this might be it.

These highly detailed plans and instructions will walk you through the entire construction process of building this shed complete with a single entry door and one window in the front wall.

You can download your own free copy of the plans here.

#​5 Versatile Low Maintenance 8 x 5 Shed

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This fun to build design with multiple windows and a single entry door is the perfect project for someone who has good carpentry skills.

It may not be suited to the beginner, but can be completed over the course of 3 to 4 weekends. Learn more about this shed, complete with free plans here.

#​6 Solid Secure 8 x 12 Value Shed

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This is a project that starts out as an 8 x 12 shed but thanks to the way the plans have been designed, you can easily expand the size to meet your needs.

The plans cover every aspect of building a strong secure shed with double doors for easy access. Check out the plans here and download them for free.

#​7 Moveable 8 x 6 Storage Shed

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If you need an easy to build storage shed that can be moved around your property, then this shed is the perfect match.

The simple design features a skid foundation, one door, and a window in the side for more natural light. The easy to follow plans are available for free here.

#​8 10 x 12 Backyard Shed

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These plans offer plenty of options, you can build your shed with either 7'7" or 8'1" inch walls depending on your needs.

You can also build your own door using the included information or add a factory-built pre-hung door. Along with this you can put the door wherever you want, on the side, front, or even the back.

Read more about this shed here.

#​9 12 x 12 Cool Cape Cod Style Shed

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Traditional Cape Cod design features a pitched roof with both a single side entry door and a double door on one end.

The 10/12 pitch roof is great for areas where it snows a lot. Plans include instructions for five different types of foundation.

The plans are simple enough for beginners to follow and can be easily downloaded from here.

#1​0 Step-by-Step 4 x 8 Shed Plans

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These easy to follow plans walk you through every step from building the skid style foundation to installing the pitched roof.

This simple shed features a home-built door on one end and can be completed in a weekend. You can view the plans or download them in pdf format here.

#1​1 Easy to Build Gabled Shed

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This is a portable shed built on a skid foundation that measures 8 x 8 feet.

The simple design features home built double doors on one end and a pitched gable style roof, making it an excellent choice in areas with lots of rain or snow.

You can see the simple to follow plans here.

#1​2 Tudor Style 8 x 7 Shed

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This is the perfect garden shed for someone who wants a stylish shed that looks a little different than the norm. The plans include measurements in both standard and metric for ease of construction.

Unlike most wooden sheds where the cladding is on the outside, with this one it is attached to the inside for that "Tudor" look.

You can download a free set of these plans here.

#1​3 7 x 8 Board and Batten Shed

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This is a simple to build shed with a framed in floor for added strength. It features a pair of DIY swinging doors up front and a nicely sloped roof.

You can view a free copy of the plans here or if you prefer to have a print friendly version, you can also buy a set.

The well thought out design and high roofline offer you plenty of storage or workspace.

#​14 10 x 10 Tudor Style Shed

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No one says your shed can't be stylish. This 10 x 10 Tudor style shed puts the frame on the outside giving it that "Tudor" look that is sure to fit in with your home and yard.

Maximum inside height is 8'8", inside floor space measurements are 8' wide by 10' long providing plenty of space for just about anything.

Visit here to see the full plans and comprehensive construction instructions.

#​15 6 x 6 Playhouse

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These plans can be used to build a nice sturdy playhouse that looks a lot like a real house.

Not only can your kids use it to play in when they are young, but when they have outgrown it, you can easily turn it into a convenient storage shed with a single door and four windows for maximum ventilation.

Learn more about this playhouse and get your free plans here.

#​16 Excellent Narrow Backyard Shed

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This 4-foot-deep shed is 7 feet wide and perfect for those with limited space.

The design features a pitched roof and double doors, making it a great choice for a number of storage purposes such as garden tools or bicycles.

You can see the plans and detailed construction information here.

#​17 Simple Versatile 6 x 6 Shed

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From garden tools, to a place for your bikes, this simple shed design has a 7/12 pitch roof and a single DIY door.

The roof is designed to extend over the door to help keep rain and snow out. You can see the plans here or download them as a pdf if you prefer to print them.

#​18 DIY Lean to Shed

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When you have limited space to work with, this handy freestanding lean-to style shed is the perfect option.

The sloped roof keeps the rain and snow at bay, while the large double doors make it easy to get in and out of. See the simple and easy to follow plans here.

#​19 8 x 6 DIY Garden Shed

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Everyone needs somewhere to get away from it all, this 8 x 6 DIY garden shed can give you all of that and more.

Coming from Mother Earth News, these plans have been created just for those with nothing more than basic carpentry skills.

You can follow the detailed construction instructions and plans here.

#2​0 The Traditional 12 x 16 Shed

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This set of shed plans lets you decide how many doors and windows you want and what style. You could have double doors on one end and a single door on the side or any one of several other options.

The plans are available here and include 6 different foundation options to choose from.

#2​1 Colonial Style 8 x 12 Shed with Porch

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Sheds are not just for storage, this 8 x 12 shed features a covered front porch making it the perfect style to turn into an art studio or workshop.

The plans include comprehensive instructions that will walk you through building this shed on a tight budget. View detailed instructions and see the plans here.

#2​2 Cute 8 x 10 Cape Cod Shed

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Add real New England Charm to your backyard with this 8 x 10 Cape Cod style shed. It features board and batten construction, a divided window, and a single door.

You can build your own door or thanks to the generous 7'8" wall height, use a factory built pre-hung door. The 10/12 pitch roof keeps snow at bay.

Learn more about this shed right here.

#2​3 Handy 8 x 8 Cape Cod Shed

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A smaller version of the above shed with a steep roof and a porch. The same Cape Cod board and batten style is sure to make this the perfect shed to store your garden tools and supplies, your bikes, or just about anything.

Plans also include instructions to add a side door for easier access. Take a look at the plans here.

#​24 2-Door 8 x 12 Cape Cod Shed

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When you need a little more room but still want Cape Cod styling this 8 x 12 shed is just what you need. It features two doors, one on the end and one on the side.

The 6'7" side height lets you use pre-hung doors or build your own. The 10/12 pitch roof is ideal for snowy regions.

Read more about this shed and order your plans here.

#​25 8 x 12 Value Shed with Double Doors

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If you are comfortable around woodworking tools, this 8 x 12 value shed may be just what you are looking for.

It features a fully framed floor for added strength and can be set on a concrete slab foundation or multiple 4 x 4s. Plans include instructions for building double doors.

The plans are available here.

#​26 DIY 12 x 12 Gambrel Shed

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If your idea of a beautiful shed is one that looks like a small red barn, this Gambrel style shed is just what you need.

The easy to follow plans will walk you right through building it from the ground up including the skid style foundation for ease of movement. Download free plans and materials lists here.

#​27 DIY 12 x 10 Gambrel Shed

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The double slope of this barn style shed is perfect for areas where it tends to snow a lot. You can use the added height to build in a loft for added storage.

The shed features do-it- yourself double doors giving you plenty of room to drive your riding lawnmower in and out. Free plans can be downloaded here.

#​28 DIY 10 x 12 Gambrel Shed

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Double door goodness for those who want plenty of storage space in their backyard. The fully framed floor is covered with plywood for added structural strength and to ensure you can store virtually anything inside.

Plans include everything you need to build this great shed. You can download your free plans here.

#​29 DIY 10 x 12 Gambrel Shed

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The 6'5" door height gives you plenty of room to put just about anything in your shed and ensures that even taller people won't smack their head going in and out.

This shed measures a full 10 x 12 without the siding, giving you plenty of room for garden tools, bikes, and just about anything else you need to store out of the way.

Free plans are available here along with complete materials lists.

#​30 DIY Salt Box Shed

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This unusual shed features a dual slope roof and double doors set in the front wall. Interior measurements are 10 x 8 without the siding.

Frame is all 2 x 4 for superior strength and the plans include instructions for building the double barn style doors. Skid mounted for ease of movement.

Free plans and materials lists are available here.

#3​1 8 x 8 Gable Shed

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The steep pitch of this roof makes the 8 x 8 Gable shed an ideal addition to any yard where heavy snow and rains are common. The skid foundation makes moving your shed into place simple.

These easy to follow plans include a list of all materials needed and include plans for the double barn style doors. Seethe free plans here.

#3​2 8 x 8 Gambrel Shed

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Great set of easy to follow plans for building an 8 x 8 Gambrel style shed complete with double pitch roof. This shed features a fully framed floor mounted on skids making it easily portable.

74" home built double doors offer plenty of room to get in and out while the lofted roof gives you added storage space.Your free plans are available here.

#3​3 7 x 12 Gable Roof Shed or Playhouse

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If you are looking for a shed that can double as a playhouse or workroom, this might be the one.

Features include a single door and two windows in the 12' front wall, but you can modify the plans to add even more windows if you need more light.

If the size is too big, instructions in the free plans available here show you how to make the shed smaller.

#​34 Simple Lean-To Shed

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When your space to build a shed is limited yet you need storage space for garden tools or bikes, this lean-to shed is perfect for you.

While it is designed to be placed against a wall, you can put this sturdy shed anywhere in your yard.

The only difference is you will need to build a stud rear wall instead of simply covering this area in sheathing. Read more about this nifty shed here.

#​35 Long Lasting 8 x 8 Shed

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If you are gifted with a high level of carpentry skills, you are ready tackle this 8 x 8 shed.

It features a split level roof design, a single entry door and two windows on the front wall.

The free plans available here are not for beginners, but those who are skilled can complete construction in about seven days.

#​36 Build an Affordable Shed

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Pre-built shed can cost a fortune, the free plans available here can help you save up to $3000 on your garden shed simply by showing you how to build one yourself.

These plans are for a gable roof style shed with a single door and two windows in the front wall. Detailed build instructions are included with the plans here.

#​37 Free Gambrel Shed Plans

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While building a gambrel style shed is a little more complex than a gable style one, these easy to follow plans will take some of the confusion out of the job.

The gambrel style gives you room to add a storage loft for smaller items. Free plans cover building a 12 x 8 shed are available here.

#​38 8 x 8 Gambrel Shed Plans

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From building the foundation to installing the shingles on the gambrel style roof and adding the final coat of paint, these detailed and easy to read plans walk you through building an 8 x 8 shed that is perfect for any backyard storage project.

Your free shed plans are available here.

#​39 8 x 8 Lean-To Shed

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No one ever said a lean-to shed has to be small in size. This wood and metal 8 x 8 lean-to style shed gives you plenty of storage space on the inside, yet takes up very little room on the outside by virtue of its lean-to styling.

You can get your free plans right here.

#4​0 Cute Rustic Yard Shed

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Not only does this cute rustic shed offer plenty of storage space, a double size sliding side door and plenty of windows, the pitched roof is designed to create a shady place to relax or get your work done.

While not for beginners, those who have some experience in construction should have no problem building this great shed. Read more about it and see the complete plans here.

#4​1 The Ultimate Garden Shed

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If you are ready to take on a serious shed project, this is the one for you. This is more than a shed, with several windows and vents in the gables, this shed makes a great workshop or art studio.

The design is for an 8 x 9 1/2 storage area and a smaller 8 x 5 1/2 room with plenty of windows. The concrete paver floor, cedar siding, and metal roof help you create a shed that will last forever. Read all about this shed here.

#4​2 7 1/2 x 13 1/2 Multi-Window Shed

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While definitely not for beginners, this multi-windowed shed offers plenty of light and would be great for anyone who wants a workroom.

The steeply pitched roof is perfect for snowy regions and the double entry doors are perfect for riding lawn mowers or motorcycles. You can get your free plans right here.

#4​3 A Shed with a Front Porch

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If you are looking for a shed that is more than just a place to store your garden tools and junk, this might be the one for you.

The shed itself measures 8 x 16 with a 3 1/2-foot front door. But the best part of the design is the 8 x 16 foot fully covered front porch.

You can use this area as a shady work space or somewhere to relax in your backyard out of the sun. Complete plans are available here.

#​44 6 x 6 Garden Shed Plans and Building Guide

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If you are looking for a super easy to build 6 x 6 garden shed, then these plans might be just what you need.

The all-wood construction features a framed in floor sitting on skids for ease of movement. Can be set on cement piers, blocks, or level ground.

Detailed plans include information for building your own door. ​Get your free plans here.

In Summary...

I hope you have enjoyed looking at the different free shed plans I have found for you and more importantly I have helped you find the perfect garden shed. I created this list from the many hours of searching for the right shed to fit my needs.

If you liked what I have put together for you here, please let me know.

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