Tool Shed Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about tool shed plans. The project features instructions for building a small tool shed with gable roof. This structure has enough storage space for the tools of an average household. The nice design will help the shed to blend in easily in your backyard. The best part of the project is that you can get the job done by yourself in less than a weekend and under 100 $.

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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Building a tool shed

Building a tool shed

Building a tool shed

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 48″ long, 3 pieces – 21″ long FLOOR FRAME
  • B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 24″x48″ long FLOOR
  • C – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 48″ long, 4 pieces – 21″ long, 9 pieces – 41″ long WALLS
  • D – 2 pieces of 5/8″ siding – 24 3/4″x44 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 44 3/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 27 1/2″x49 1/2″ long SIDING
  • E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 23 1/4″ x 49 1/2″ long CEILING
  • F – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber –  41 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 20 1/4″ long RAFTERS
  • G – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 28 3/4″x41 1/2″ long, 1 piece – ” long 28 3/4″x10 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 28 3/4″x31 1/2″ long ROOF
  • H – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 42 1/4″ long4 TRIMS
  • I – 1 piece of 5/8″ siding – 22 1/4″x40 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 22 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 37 3/4″ long 2xDOOR

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

 One day

 

 

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Tool Shed Plans

Building the floor frame

Building the floor frame

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the floor frame. Use 2×2 lumber to build the joists and 4×4 lumber for the skids. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular joists. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention before inserting the screws. If you want to protect the floor from moisture, use 4×4 skids to raise the shed from the ground.

Attaching the floor

Attaching the floor

The next step of the project is to attach the 3/4″ plywood floor to the joists. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the sheet into place. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.

Building the wall frames

Building the wall frames

Continue the project by assembling the wall frame for the tool shed, using 2×2 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions and secure them together with 2 1/2″ screws, after making sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting.

Attaching the shed walls

Attaching the shed walls

Fit the wall frames to the floor, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the floor. Make sure the corners are square and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the adjacent wall studs.

Attaching the back panel

Attaching the back panel

Next, attach 5/8″ siding to the back wall of the tool shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 1/4″ brad nails to lock the sheets into place tightly.

Attaching the side panels

Attaching the side panels

Cut the sheets for the sides of the tool shed and lock them into place using 1 1/4″ brad nails. Align the edges with attention, before inserting the nails, for a professional result.

Fitting the ceiling supports

Fitting the ceiling supports

Add strength to the structure by fitting 2×2 supports to the ceiling of the tool shed. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them into place using 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps.

Attaching the ceilling

Attaching the ceiling

Attach a piece of 3/4″ plywood to the supports, in order to create the under-roof storage compartment. Use 1 1/4″ screws to lock the sheet to the supports.

Attaching the rafters

Attaching the rafters

Build the rafters from 2×2 lumber. Cut one end of the rafters at 45 degree and lock them into place using 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes. Fit the top ridge to the rafters, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock it into place tightly.

Fitting the gable ends

Fitting the gable ends

Cut the gable ends from 5/8″ siding and attach them to the rafters, as shown in the diagram. Use brad nails to lock the sheets to the frame of the tool shed.

Attaching the roofing sheets

Attaching the roofing sheets

Attach the 3/4 plywood pieces to the rafters, as shown in the plans. Use 1 1/4″ screws to lock the sheets into place.

Building the underroof storage compartment

Building the under-roof storage compartment

If you want to create a storage compartment under the roof, we recommend you to secure the bottom piece to the top component using hinges. In this manner, you will be able to lift the roof on one side of the shed and get access to the storage area.

Front and Back Overhang

Front and Back Overhang

Center the plywood sheets to the rafters and leave a 2″ overhang on the front and back, to protect the components from heavy rain.

Attaching the trims

Attaching the trims

Fit 1×2 trims to the front and back of the tool shed. Use 1 1/2″ finishing nails to lock the trims into place. Make sure you align everything with attention for a professional result.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof with tar paper, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Afterwards install asphalt shingles starting with the bottom of the roof up to the top.

Building the door panels

Building the door panels

Build the door panels from 5/8″ siding. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Fitting the door trims

Fitting the door trims

Build the door trims from 1×2 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions and attach them to the panels, making sure the edges are flush. Insert 1 1/2″ finishing nails to lock the trims into place properly.

Fitting the doors

Fitting the doors

Fit the doors to the openings and secure them to the frame of the shed using hinges. Make sure you leave about 1/8″ around the doors on all sides. Add a latch to lock the doors properly.

Tool shed plans

Tool shed 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.

Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the wooden tool shed with separate benches from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain.

 

 

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