This step by step diy project is about 6×6 storage shed shed plans. I have designed this small square shed so you can store tools and other garden equipment. The shed features a large 4′ door to the front and a gable roof. The pitch of the roof is 4/12. Make sure you check the local codes and make adjustments to the plans, if required. 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.
Projects made from these plans
Building a 6×6 shed
- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 72″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 6 pieces – 69″long FLOOR
- C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long, 1 piece – 24″x72″ long FLOORING
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12″ long, 1 piece – 72″ long, 6 piece – 73″ long, 2 pieces – 69 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 51″ long FRONT WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long, 8 pieces – 73″ long BACK WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 65″ long, 6 pieces – 73″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- G – 3 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x79 3/4″ long, 3 pieces – 24″x79 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 36″x79 3/4″ long EXTERIOR WALLS
- PART 1: 6×6 Shed Plans
- PART 2: 6×6 Shed Roof Plans
6×6 Garden Shed Plans
The first step of the project is to build the frame of the floor. Cut the joists from 2×6 lumber at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Select the location for the shed and level the surface thoroughly. Fit the 4×4 skids and the attach the floor frame on top. Use rafter ties to lock the skids to the frame.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame of the shed. Cut the sheets and then align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes through the sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Use 2×4 lumber for the front wall frame. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush. Build a double header for the door from 2×4 lumber and 1/2″ plywood.
Build the frame for the back wall from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and place the studs every 16″ on center.
Build the side walls for the 6×6 garden shed using the same techniques described above and following the information in the diagram.
Fit the front and the back wall frames to the shed floor. Align the edges with attention and plumb the walls with a spirit level. Make sure the corners are square and drill pilot holes through the bottom plates. Insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the wall frames into place tightly. Fit the side walls frames, drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Moreover, you need to lock the adjacent walls together tightly, by using 2 1/2″ screws.
Use T1-11 siding for the exterior walls. Cut the panels at the right dimensions and then align them into place with attention. Insert 6d nails every 8″ along the framing, so you can lock the sheets into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Fit the sheets to the back wall, as well.
Fit the walls to the front wall, as well. Align the edges and use 6d nails. Make the cuts so you can fit the sheets around the door opening.
You need to also build the gable roof and fit the decorative trims. This small shed is ideal for a lawn mower and a few garden tools. The large 4′ front door allows and easy access.
I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project. See all my shed projects HERE. Moreover, check out PART 2 of the shed, so you learn how to build the roof and the double front doors.
This woodworking project was about 6×6 garden shed plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.