If you need extra storage space these shed plans can solve that problem. These free shed plans are for different designs and are simple to follow along.
Free Shed Plans
Shed designs include gable, gambrel, lean to, small and big sheds. These sheds can be used for storage or in the garden. See the list of free plans below.
Lean To Shed Plans
10×12 Lean To Shed Plans
DIY 10×12 lean to shed. Roof has a single slope. This style shed blends in well in most landscapes. PDF download
4×10 Lean To Shed Plans
DIY 4×10 lean to shed. Lean this shed against a wall or fence. Great outdoor garden shed to store lawn equipment.
4×8 Lean To Shed Plans
4×8 lean to, free shed plans. This shed can be put against a wall or fence. Great shed for garden tools or pool supplies. Plans include a material list, step-by-step drawings, and PDF download.
Gable Shed Plans
10×10 Gable Shed Plans
10×10 shed plans, with gable roof. Plans include drawings, measurements, shopping list, cutting list, and free PDF
10×12 Gable Shed Plans
10×12 gable shed plans. This 120 square foot shed can be built in most places without a permit, check the requirements in your area for requirements. Plans comes with detailed drawings, material list, and a free download.
12×12 Gable Shed Plans
12×12 shed plans, with gable roof. Plans (free PDF download) include drawings, measurements, shopping list, and cutting list.
12×16 Gable Shed Plans
12×16 shed plans, with gable roof. Plans include drawings, measurements, shopping list, and cutting list. These large shed plans are available in a free PDF format.
Barn Shed Plans
10×10 Barn Shed Plans – With Overhang
100 square feet of space with lots of headroom for loft and shelves. Plans include a free PDF download, shopping list, and a cutting list.
10×12 Barn Shed Plans – With Overhang
This shed offers 120 square feet of space. The high roof is great to add a loft for extra storage.
12×12 Barn Shed Plans – With Overhang
12×12 barn shed plans – with overhang – plans include a free PDF download, shopping list, cutting list, measurements, and step-by-step drawings.
10×10 Gambrel Shed Plans
10×10 gambrel shed plans. This barn style shed provides plenty of space. Add shelves and a loft to keep things organized and make use of all the space available. Free PDF download with material list.
10×12 Gambrel Shed Plans
This shed design offers lots of space. Add a loft and some shelves to keep everything organized and tidy. Plans include free PDF Download.
Small Shed Plans
8×8 Garden Shed Plans
Small wood garden 8×8 shed plans, with gable roof. Plans include step-by-step drawings and material list. These small shed plans are available in a free PDF format.
8×8 Small Barn Shed Plans
8×8 shed plans – small barn, plans include a free PDF download, shopping list, cutting list, and step-by-step drawings. This gambrel design is great for storage or the garden.
4×4 Garden Tool Shed Plans
These 4×4 garden tool shed plans will build a small gable shed. Great shed to store garden tools, fertilizers, etc.. These small shed plans include drawings, step-by-step details, and material list.
Run In Shed Plans
10×14 Goat Shelter Plans with Storage
Shelter for mid size farm animals. PDF download, shopping list, cutting list, and step-by-step instructions with drawings.
Firewood Shed Plans
Firewood Shed Plans
Firewood shed plans include a free PDF download, material list, and step-by-step instructions with drawings.
4×8 Firewood Shed Plans
This 4×8 firewood lean to shed design will not take up to much space. The shed measures 4×8 and can be placed against the house or fence. The plans include diagrams and all the measurements for cutting out the material.
Shed Door Plans
DIY step-by-step instructions to build a single and double shed door. These shed door plans can easily be customized to fit most sheds.
DIY Shed Window Install
Details for framing a shed wall to install a window.
A shed is perhaps one of the most functional structures in your property.
The shed, barn, or workshop doesn’t have to look bad, if done right it can be a great looking focal point in your property.
With a little imagination a shed can be transformed into a playhouse, chicken coop, greenhouse, or home office.
Before you even start looking at shed plans you will want to call your local building inspector to find out all the requirements.
It will be a bummer if you start building and get hit with a fine for not obtaining a permit. Or worse yet you need to tear down the shed because you are not even allowed to build one at all.
Requirements such as size, width, height, design, and setback, will vary among localities.
Most areas will allow a 120 square foot shed without having to file for a permit. In my area I’m allowed 120 square feet or a 10×12 shed without a permit.
Setback in my area was 6 feet from property lines or buildings. My ideal shed was a 14×14 but opted for two 12×10 sheds to avoid the hassle of getting a permit.
One of the main reasons many of us will ponder the idea of building our own shed is to remove some of the clutter from our home or garage.
Sheds will also be built to make extra space for garden tools, office, or a workshop.
When looking for free shed plans consider the design, do you want it to match your house? Or do you want something that blends into your landscape?
Do you want something functional? Ask yourself these questions before you begin:
What is the shed being used for?
How much space do you need?
Can the shed be expanded in the future if needed?
Can it be built within your budget?
Will you have time to build a shed?
Other things to consider are the height and width of the door. Make certain the door is wide enough and high enough if you are storing or moving large items.
Next thing to do is finding a location keeping in mind any setback or other requirements your building department has.
A level spot with good drainage will be the ideal spot.
Choose an area were the shed won’t look out of place, and blends will with your home.
Now that you know the size and design it’s time to get some plans. If you are handy using CAD software you can draw your own plans.
To save time you can obtain plans free or purchase.