This step by step diy project is about 16×24 gambrel shed plans. I have designed this 16×24 barn storage shed, so you can finally have that workshop you have always dreamed about. In addition, you have a super easy access to the shed, due to the double doors. Make adjustments to the plans so the shed suits your needs. 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.
Projects made from these plans
16×24 Gambrel Shed Plans
- A – 12 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 144″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 288″ long, 19 pieces – 189″ long, 2 pieces – 13 3/4″ long, 16 pieces – 14 1/2″ long FLOOR FRAME
- C – 10 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x48″ long FLOOR
- D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 185″ long, 1 piece – 192″ long, 1 piece – 10 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 38 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 8 1/2″ long, 7 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 81″ long, 2 pieces – 86″ long, 3 pieces – 5″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 99″ long, 2 pieces – 35″ long FRONT WALL
- E – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long, 1 piece – 281″ long, 7 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 36″ long, 3 pieces – 12″ long, 3 pieces – 32 1/2″ long, 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 51″ long SIDE WALL
- F – 4 piece of 2×4 lumber -144″ long, 1 piece – 281″ long, 16 pieces – 91 1/2″ long SIDE WALL
- G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 185″ long, 1 piece – 192″ long, 9 pieces – 91 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- H – 20 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 48″x96″ long SIDING
- 12 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 12′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 24′
- 21 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16′
- 12 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24′
- 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16′
- 58 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 20 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
How to build a 16×24 shed floor and wall frames
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the 16×24 shed. Cut the joists from 2×6 lumber at the right dimensions. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Place the joists every 16″ on center. Fit 2×6 blockings between the joists, as show in the diagram, for a professional result.
Select the right location for the large gable shed and then level it Compact a layer of gravel and then lay the 4×4 skids. Fit the floor frame to the skids and align the edges flush. Use rafter ties to secure the frame to the skids. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the components. Drill pilot holes through the sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″, so you lock them into place tightly.
The next step of the project is to build the wall frames for the shed. Start with the front wall, which has a large opening for the double doors and an opening for the single door. You can adjust the size of the small door opening, according to the size of the pre-hung door you are going to use.
Drill the pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square. Build the double header from 2×6 lumber and fit a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the beams. Insert 2 1/2″ screws and add glue so you can assemble the double headers.
Next, you have to assemble the back wall for the 16×24 barn shed. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and 3 1/2″ screws. Place the studs every 24″, so you can get a professional result. Center the double top plate and lock it into place with 3 1/2″ screws.
Build the plain side wall from 2×4 lumber. as you can easily notice in the plans, you need to build the wall from two sections. In this manner, you can lift the walls easily and install them into place.
Build the side door with windows from 2×4 lumber. Use 2×6 lumber for the double headers. Make two wall sections and then lock them together, once you have installed them into place. You can adjust the size of the windows, so you get enough light inside the shed for your needs.
Fit the wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and plumb them with a spirit level. Make sure the corners are square and lock them together tightly with 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor.
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the sides of the 16×24 barn shed. Align the sheet to the wall frame and lock it into place with 6-8d nails. Leave no gaps between the sheets and lock to the framing, every 6-8d nails.
Fit the siding sheets to the back of the shed, as well. Align the sheets and leave no gaps between them. Use the same techniques described above.
Cut the siding sheets so they can fit around the door openings. Attach the sheets to the framing and lock them into place with 6-8d nails.
Fit the siding sheets to the side wall with windows. Make the cuts so you clear the window openings.
This is a complex shed project, due to its size. However, if you follow my instructions and pay attention to the local codes, you should get the job done in a professional manner. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 2 and PART 3 to learn how to build the roof for the large barn shed, as well as how to frame the double front doors.
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