This step by step diy project is about 14×16 barn shed plans. I have designed this 14′ wide barn shed so you can build it quickly, while keeping the costs at a reasonable level. This storage shed with gambrel roof is super useful and it also features a rustic design. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.
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.
Building a 14×16 barn shed plans
- A – 5 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16′ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 192″ long, 13 pieces – 165″ long FLOOR FRAME
- C – 5 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48 long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long FLOOR
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 11 pieces – 81″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 44 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 168″ long, 1 piece – 161″ long, 6 pieces – 81″ long, 2 pieces – 75 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 161″ long, 1 piece – 168″ long, 8 pieces – 81″ long BACK WALL
- G – 13 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 48″x88″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long, 1 piece – 8 1/2″x48″, 1 piece – 8 1/2″x24″ SIDING
- 5 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16″
- 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′
- 7 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 14′
- 38 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 14 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
14×16 Barn Shed Plans
The first step of the project is to build the floor for the 14×16 shed. That is why you have to use 2×6 or 2×8 lumber for the joists. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then lock them together with 3 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws to prevent the wood from splitting. Check if the corners are square and if the diagonals are equal.
Attach the 6×6 skids to the bottom of the floor frame. Lay the skids equally spaced and then secure them to the joists using hardware or screws.
Attach the 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood sheets to the floor frame. Make sure you align the edges flush with the edges of the floor frame and leave no gaps between the panels. Insert 1 5/8″ screws through the sheets into the joists, every 8″.
Build the side wall frames for the barn shed using the instructions from the diagram. Cut the studs and the plates at the right dimensions and then lock them together with 3 1/2″ screws or 16d nails. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.
Lift the frame and then secure them to the top of the shed floor. Align the edges flush and use a spirit level to check if the walls are plumb. Use 16d nails or 3 1/2″ screws to secure the walls frames through the bottom plates into the floor frame. Use 2x4s as temporarily braces once you plumb the walls into position.
Build the front wall frame from 2×4 lumber and 2×6 lumber (the double header). Remember that you can adjust the width of the opening to suit your needs. Cut the components using the information from the diagram and then lock everything together with 3 1/2″ screws or 16d nails.
Frame the back wall using the same techniques described above. In addition, I recommend you to use the information from the diagram, so you can space the studs every 24″ on center.
Fit the front and back wall frames to the shed floor. Align the edges flush and lock the adjacent wall frames together, by inserting 3 1/2″ screws. In addition, you need to insert 3 1/2″ screws or 16d nails through the bottom plates into the floor of the shed. Make sure the corners are square.
Attach the 5/8″ siding panels to the sides of the gambrel shed using 4d nails. Align the sheets flush with the top plates and then insert the nails to secure the sheets into place. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Attach the siding panels to the back wall of the shed, as well.
Attach the siding panels to the front wall of the shed. You should notice that you need to make a few cuts so you can attach the siding around the door opening.
I recommend you to check PART 2 and PART 3 of this 14×16 barn shed project, so you can learn how to build the shed roof and then make the double doors.
This is a simple project you should be able to build in a few weeks without much effort. You can even make a loft for this barn shed, so you can make the most of the space. You can store a lot of items inside this shed or even use it as your a creative space.
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