This step by step diy project is about 12×20 raised center aisle shed side storage plans. This is PART 4 of the shed project, where I show you how to build the side storage units. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that the materials list is for one storage unit.
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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12×20 Raised Center Aisle Shed Side Storage Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 48″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 43 7/8″ long, 4 pieces – 69″ long 2xWALL FRAME
- C – 2 piece of 4×4 lumber – 72″ long POSTS
- D – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long BEAMS
- E – 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 55″ long RAFTERS
- F – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x91″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- G – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 7″x48″ long, 1 piece – 7″x96″ long FRONT WALL
- H – 60 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- I – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 59″ long, 1 piece – 148 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 70 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 6 1/2″ long TRIMS
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 5 pieces of 2x lumber – 12′
- 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 14′
- 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber 4′
- 60 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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- PART 1: 12×20 Raised Center Aisle Shed Plans
- PART 2: 12×20 Raised Center Aisle Shed Roof Plans
- PART 3: 12×20 Raised Center Aisle Shed Doors Plans
- PART 4: 12×20 Raised Center Aisle Shed Side Storage Plans
Building a 4×12 run in shed
The first step of the project is to build the side frames for the shed. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and then drill pilot holes through the plates. Insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention.
Use 4×4 skids for the side sheds. Fit the side wall frames into place. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the skids and into the center aisle shed.
Use 4×4 lumber for the front posts. Use a circular saw to make the notches to the top of the posts. Make parallel cuts inside the marked area and then use a chisel to remove the excess. Smooth the surface with sandpaper.
Fit the posts to the side frames. Drill pilot holes through the frames and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the posts.
Fit the 2×6 beams to the front and to the center aisle shed. Use a spirit level to make sure the beams are horizontal. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the beams into place.
Use 2×4 lumber for the rafters. Mark the cut lines on the slats and then get the job done with a circular saw.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, every 16″ on center. Use rafter ties to lock the rafters into place tightly.
Use T1-11 siding sheets for the sides of the run in shed. Cut the sheets at the dimensions displayed in the diagram and then secure them into place with 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof of the shed. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a proper result.
Use 2×6 lumber for the side roof trims. Make the angle cut at one end of the trims and then secure them into place with 3 1/2″ screws.
Fit a 1×6 trim to the front of the shed. Align the edges with attention and secure the trim into place with 2″ nails.
Cover the roof with tar paper and then install the asphalt shingles. Make sure you also install the appropriate drip edges, so you can seal the shed roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for a tight fit.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front and to the back of the raised center aisle shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain so you enhance the look of the shed and you protect the components from decay. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1, PART 2 to learn how to build the frame and the roof for the shed, as well as PART 3 to see how to frame the front door.
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