This step by step diy project is about 4×6 shed plans. This is PART 1 of the shed project where I show you how to build the floor and the walls for the small garden shed. If you want to create additional storage space for your garden, take a look over my plans and check out PART 2, as well. You can easily adjust the size of the overhangs. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
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
4×6 Shed Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 7 pieces – 45″ long FRAME
- B – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 72″ long SKIDS
- C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long FLOOR
- D – 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 65″ long, 4 pieces – 80″ long 2xSIDE WALLS
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 6 pieces- 80″ long BACK WALL
- F – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – ” 80″ long, 1 piece – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 6″ long FRONT WALL
- G – 4 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x84″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x84″ long SIDING
- PART 1: 4×6 Shed Plans
- PART 2: 4×6 Roof Shed Plans
Building a 4×6 Gable Shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor for the 4×6 shed from 2×6 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions shown in the plans. Dill pilot holes through the 72″ long slats and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular joists. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush before inserting the screws.
Attach the floor to the joists. Cut the floor at 48″x72″ from 3/4″ plywood and attach it to the frame. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the components. Drill pilot holes and secure the floor to the joints with 1 5/8″ screws. Insert the screws every 8″ along the joists.
Turn the floor frame upside down and attach the 4×4 skids, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and secure the skids to the joists using 4 1/2″ screws.
Next, you need to build the walls for the 4×6 shed. Start with the side walls. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Align the edges and make sure the corners are right-angled.
Continue the project by assembling the back wall for the gable roof shed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to double the studs placed at both ends of the wall. Assemble the back wall with 2 1/2″ screws.
Assemble the front wall for the 4×6 shed using the information from the diagram. As you can notice in the plans, you have to install a double header to the top of the wall. Fit a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the 2×4 headers before installing it into place.
Lift the walls and lay them to the floor of the shed, as shown in the plans. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3″ screws into the floor frame. Use a spirit level to make sure the walls are plumb before inserting the screws. In addition, lock the adjacent walls together with 2 1/2″ screws.
Use 5/8″ siding or 1/2″ plywood for the exterior walls. As you can see in the image, you need to cut out the door opening from the front wall. Align the edges with attention and secure the panel to the framing using 1 1/2″ brad nails.
Fit the panels to the sides and to the back of the shed, as well. Align the edges of the panels before securing them into place with brad nails.
This small shed is ideal for staring tools or other small items in your yard. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 2 of the project, so you learn how to build the roof and the front door for the shed. If you build these, I would love to see your project.
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