12×16 Goat Shelter with Storage Plans – PDF Download

This step by step diy project is about diy 12×16 goat shelter with storage plans. This is a goat shelter with a lean to roof and a dedicated shed storage area of 4×12. The entire structure is built on 4×4 skids, so you can move it easily from one place to another. 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.

 

 

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12×16 Goat Shelter with Storage Shed

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Cut List

  • A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 144″ long, 2 pieces – 192″ long SKIDS
  • B – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 8″ long, 1 piece – 80″ long, 1 piece – 24″ long, 2 pieces – 192″ long, 15 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 70 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 7 1/2″ long, 5 pieces – 15 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 35″ long, 2 pieces – 51″ long FRONT WALL
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 17 pieces – 67 1/2″ long BACK WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 137″ long, 1 pieces – 140 1/2″long, 10 pieces – 67 1/2″ long 3xSIDE WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 137″ long, 10 pieces – 38″ long FLOOR FRAME
  • F – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 41″x96″ long, 1 piece – 41″x41″ long FLOOR SHEET
  • I – 4 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 siding sheets – 4’x8′ long, 3 pieces – 48″x72″ long, 2 pieces – 44 1/2″x72″ long SIDING

Shopping List

Tools

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

Time:

 One day

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How to build a 12×16 goat shelter

Skids

Skids

The first step of the project is to build the base for the goat shelter. Use 4×4 lumber for the skids. Mark the cut lines to the skids and make parallel cuts inside the areas. Remove the excess with a chisel and smooth the recess with sandpaper.

Assembling-the-base

Assembling-the-base

Select the location for the goat shelter and level the surface, if necessarily. Install the skids and assemble them together, so that the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the skids together tightly.

Side-walls

Side-walls

Use 2×4 lumber for the studs and for the plates. As you can see in the diagram, drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center, as shown in the diagram.

Front-wall-frame

Front-wall-frame

Continue the project by assembling the front wall frame. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center. Notice the double headers placed above the door openings. Build the headers from two pieces of 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood at the middle. Add glue to the joints, align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws from both sides.

Notice the double studs at both ends of the wall. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double studs.

Back-wall--frame

Back-wall–frame

Build the back wall for the goat shelter, as shown in the diagram and using the techniques described above.

Notice the double studs at both ends of the wall. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double studs.

Assembling-the-frame

Assembling-the-frame

Next, assemble the frame of the shed. Fit the wall frames to the skids and then secure them into place by drilling pilot holes through the bottom plates and inserting 3 1/2″ screws. In addition, you need to lock the adjacent walls together with 3 1/2″ screws.

Floor-frame

Floor-frame

Continue the project by framing the floor for the shed area. Cut all joists from 2×4 lumber. Secure the long joists to the skids with 3 1/2″ screws. In addition, fit the regular joists with joists hangers and 1 1/2″ structural screws.

Fitting-the-floor-sheets

Fitting-the-floor-sheets

Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame. Leave no gaps between the sheets and align the edges flush. Insert 1 5/8 screws to lock the plywood sheets to the floor frame.

Middle-wall-panels

Middle-wall-panels

Use T1-11 siding panels for the exterior panels of the shelter and for the partition wall. This will prevent the goats from entering the storage area. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the panels. Insert 6d nails to secure the panels to the framing.

Front-wall-panels

Front-wall-panels

Fit the siding panels to the front of the shelter. Notice the openings for the doors. Make those with a circular saw.

Back-wall-siding-panels

Back-wall-siding-panels

Attach the siding sheets to the back wall of the shelter.

12x16 Goat Shelter with Storage Plans

12×16 Goat Shelter with Storage Plans

You need to take a look over PART 2 of the project to learn how to build the lean to roof.

12x16 Goat Shelter with Storage Plans - dimensions

12×16 Goat Shelter with Storage Plans – dimensions

Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and let the compound to dry out for several hours. Smooth the surface with medium-grit sandpaper along the wood grain.

Top Tip: Take a look over PART 2 of the project, so you learn how to build the roof and the front double doors for this shed project. If you want to get full Premium Plans for this project, just click the GET PDF PLANS button bellow.

 


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