Goat Shelter Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about 8×10 goat shelter plans free. The project features instructions for building a basic goat shelter. This is a heavy duty construction that will stand time for many years in a row. The construction features a large access opening to the front of the shed. Make sure you take a look over the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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Goat Shelter Plans

Building a goat shelter

Building a goat shelter

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 120″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 7 pieces – 81 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 44 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 6 1/4″ long FRONT WALL
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 5 pieces – 57″ long, 1 piece – 5 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 11 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 18 1/4″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 8 pieces – 57″ long BACK WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x84 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 24″x84 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x60″ long, 1 piece – 24″x60″ long, 2 pieces – ” 48″x75″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x87 3/4″ long WALLS
  • F – 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long RAFTERS
  • G – pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 31 1/2″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x31 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long ROOFING SHEETS

 

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How to build a goat shelter

Assembling the skids

Assembling the skids

The first step of the project is to assemble the base for the goat shed. Cut the components from 4×4 lumber.

Making the notches

Making the notches

Use a circular saw to make the notches at both ends of the beams. Use a chisel to clean the recess, making sure the corners are square.

Building the back wall 1

Building the back wall

Next, you need to assemble the walls for the goat shelter. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Use the information from the diagram to get the job done in a professional manner. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result.

Building the front wall

Building the front wall

Build the front wall from 2×4 lumber. As you notice in the plans, you need to create a door opening for easy access. Build a double 2×4 header for adding strength to the structure. Make sure the edges are aligned, as well as if the corners are square.

Fitting the front and back walls

Fitting the front and back walls

Fit the front and the back walls to the skids, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the skids. Use temporary braces to secure the walls into place after plumbing them with a spirit level.

Building the side walls

Building the side walls

Build the side walls from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Take accurate measurements before inserting the screws, to get the job done in a professional manner.

Fitting the side walls

Fitting the side walls

Fit the side walls to the goat shelter, as shown in the plans. Make sure the edges are aligned and check if the corners are square. Drill 3 1/2″ screws through the plates into the skids. In addition, insert 2 1/2″ screws into the adjacent walls to enhance the rigidity of the structure.

Fitting the front panels

Fitting the front panels

Fit the 3/4″ plywood panels to the front of the goat shed. Align the edges with attention and secure the panels to the framing using 1 1/4″ screws or nails. Make the cuts to the panel around the door opening.

Building the back wall

Building the back wall

Fit the 3/4″ plywood panels to the back wall, as shown in the diagram. Leave no gaps between the panels for a professional result. Use 1 1/4″ screws or nails to lock the panels to the frames, every 8″ along the framing.

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

Build the rafters from 2×4 lumber. Cut one end of the rafters at 75 degrees.

Making the top notch

Making the top notch

As you can easily notice in the plans, you need to make notches to the top of the rafters. Mark the cut lines and get the job done with a circular saw.

Making the bottom notch

Making the bottom notch

Also make notches to the bottom of the rafters using the information form the diagram.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Place the rafters to the top of the structure. Use the information from the diagram to space the rafters properly. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the top plates.

Fitting the rafter supports

Fitting the rafter supports

Fit the supports to the sides of the shed. Cut the top of the supports at 75 degrees.

Fitting the side panels

Fitting the side panels

Fit the 3/4″ plywood panels to the sides of the goat shed. Cut the top of the panels at an angle to fit into place properly.

Fitting the roofing sheets

Fitting the roofing sheets

Ones of the last steps of the outdoor project is to attach the roofing sheets to the rafters. Use 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood sheets. Leave no gaps between the sheets. Drill pilot holes and insert 2″ screws along the rafters, every 8″.

Alternatively, you can fit corrugated metal sheets to the rafters, if you want to save money and time.

Side Overhangs

Side Overhangs

When fitting the sheets, make sure you leave 3 1/2″ overhang on both sides of the shed.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof with tar paper, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Then install the asphalt shingles starting with the bottom of the roof. Read here more about how to install the asphalt shingles.

Goat Shelter Plans

Goat Shelter Plans

Fill the holes and dents with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Use 120-200 grit sandpaper to smooth the surface. Remember that you can adjust the design and size of the goat shelter to suit your needs. Check out the rest of the shed plans here and other animals plans here.

Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the components from decay, we recommend you to apply paint or stain.

 

 

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