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Small Garden Shed Plans 4’x4′ Gable Shed

Need a place to keep your garden tools and supplies safe and organized? These small garden shed plans can be what you been looking for.

This garden shed is only 4′ wide and 4′ deep so it doesn’t require much space. It is sure to fit your rake, shovel, garden hoe, plus more. Add shelves to keep garden supplies organized.

This project may look difficult but study the plans below and start building one section at a time.

Small Shed Plans – Gable 4’x4′ – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

Here is a shopping list I put together. The shopping list will vary since lumber is sold in different dimensions.

2 – 2×6 pressure treated – 8′

1 – 4×4 pressure treated – 8′

32 – 2×4 – 8′

1 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4’x8′

4 – T1-11 exterior siding – 4’x8′

2 – 1/2″ plywood roof sheathing – 4’x8′

8 – 1×4 – 8′

3 1/2″ galvanized nails

2″ galvanized nails

1 1/4″ finishing nails

3 1/2″ finishing nails

shingles

roofing felt

2 – door hinges

1 – door handle

Cutting List

Cutting List

2 – 2×6 pressure treated – 4′

2 – 2×6 pressure treated – 3′ 9″

2 – 4×4 pressure treated – 4′

1 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4’x4′

15 – 2×4 – 4′

13 – 2×4 – 5′ 1/4″

6 – 2×4 – 3′ 10 1/2″

4 – 2×4 – 5′ 1 1/4″

1 – 2×4 – 3′ 1″

2 – 2×4 – 5′ 4 11/16″

2 – 2×4 – 2′ 6″

2 – 2×4 – 4′ 9 11/16″

2 – T1-11 exterior siding – 4’x5′ 6 3/8″

2 – T1-11 exterior siding – 4’x8′

2 – 1/2″ plywood roof sheathing – 4’x5′ 4 1/4″

Small Shed Overview – Front – Back – Right – Left

Building the Shed Floor

small shed plans 4'x4' gable floor frame

Use pressure treated boards to build the shed foundation. Cut two 2×6’s to 4′ for the bands. Cut three 2×6’s to 3′ 9″ for the joist. Cut two 4×4’s to 4′ for the skids. Assemble with 3 1/2 nails. Nail through the band and into the joist. Toe nail through the floor frame and into the skids.

 

small shed plans 4'x4' gable floor skidThis is optional, cut 45 degree angle cuts to the 4×4 skids.

 

small shed plans 4'x4' gable floor deckCut a 3/4″ plywood to 4’x4′ for the floor deck. Use 2″ nails, nail through the floor deck and into the floor frame.

 

Building the Wall Frame

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed front framingFront wall framing. Cut two 2×4’s to 4′ for the plate. Cut four 2×4’s to 5′ 1/4″ for the wall studs. Nail 3 1/2″ nails through the plate and into the wall studs.

 

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed back framingBack wall framing. Cut two 2×4’s to 4′ for the plate. Cut three 2×4’s to 5′ 1/4″ for the wall studs. Nail 3 1/2″ nails through the plate and into the wall studs.

 

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed side framingRight and left side framing. Cut four 2×4’s to 4′ for the plate. Cut six 2×4’s to 5′ 1/4″ for the wall studs. Assemble as shown in drawing above using 3 1/2″ nails. Nail through the plate and into the wall studs.

 

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed door openingAssemble the wall frames as shown in drawing above. Nail 3 1/2″ nails through the bottom plate and into the floor deck and frame. Do not nail on door opening, cut and remove.

 

Building the Roof Frame

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed cutting rafterCut six 2×4’s to 3′ 10 1/2″ for the rafters. Cut one end of the 2×4’s to 45 degree. Make a notch on the rafters 3 1/2″ wide and 1 1/2″ deep, see drawing above for details.

 

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed crosspieceCut three 2×4’s to 4′ for the crosspiece. Cut both ends to 45 degree.

 

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed gussetCut out gussets and assemble the roof truss as shown in drawing above. Assemble using 2″ nails.

 

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed install roof trussInstall the roof truss 2′ on center. Toe nail through the roof truss and into the wall frame using 3 1/2″ nails.

 

Shed Siding

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed shed sidingCut two T1-11 exterior siding to 4’x5′ 6 3/8″  for the sides of the shed. Use 1 1/4″ finishing nails to install. Next install the 4’x8′ siding to the front and back, once installed cut to shape.

Cut out the door section, the siding that has been cut out will be used to make the door.

 

Roof Deck

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed roof deck rafterCut four 2×4’s to 4′ with a 45 degree angle cut on one end.

 

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed subfascia and outriggerCut four 2×4’s to 5′ 1 1/4″ for the sub-fascia and outriggers. Assemble as shown in drawing above using 3 1/2″ nails.

 

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed roof deck plywoodCut a 1/2″ plywood to 4’x5′ 4 1/4″ for the roof deck. Nail 2″ nails through the roof deck and into the roof frame.

 

Shed Door

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed outer door trimCut two 2×4’s to 5′ 4 11/16″ and one 2×4 to 3′ 1″ for the door trim. Nail 3 1/2″ finishing nails through the door trim and into the wall frame.

 

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed doorCut two 2×4’s to 4′ 9 11/16″ and two 2×4’s to 2′ 6″ for the door trim. To build the shed door lay the 2×4’s on a flat area, lay the siding on top of the 2×4’s and nail 2″ nails through the siding and into the 2×4’s.

 

Shingles And Corner Trim

small shed plans 4'x4' gable shed shingles and corner trim

Install roofing felt and shingles. Cut to size 1×4 corner trim and install using 1 1/4″ finishing nails.

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2 comments

  1. thank you

  2. Amazing plan with impressive diagrams complete with shopping list and cutting list. Everything you need to build a professional looking shed at a fraction of the cost of alternate solutions. I was always taught there is no such thing as a free lunch but this throws that old saying right out of the shed’s window! Great job!

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