This step by step diy project is about 14×16 gable shed plans. This shed is the ideal choice if you want to enhance the storage capacity in your backyard, while having a great design feature. In addition, this shed has two 36″x36″ windows on one side, so you get plenty of light inside. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.
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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
14×16 Gable Shed Plans
Cut + Shopping Lists
- A – 5 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16′ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 192″ long, 13 pieces – 165″ long FLOOR FRAME
- C – 5 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48 long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long FLOOR
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 13 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 36″ long, 6 pieces – 44 1/2″ long, 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 39″ long SIDE WALL WITH WINDOW
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 11 piece – 91 1/2″ long SIDE WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 161″ long, 1 piece – 168″ long, 8 pieces – 91 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- G – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 161″ long, 1 piece – 168″ long, 2 pieces – 44 1/2″ long, 6 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 86″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
- G – 5 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 48″x94 1/2″ long, 8 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x94 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 7″x48″ long, 1 piece – 7″x24″ long, SIDING
- 5 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16″
- 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′
- 7 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 14′
- 45 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 14 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails, 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
How to build a 14×16 gable shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor from 2×6 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular joists. Place the joists every 16″ on center. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Use 4×4 lumber for the shed skids. Place the skids on the selected location and then lay the floor frame. Place the skids equally spaced and then use rafter ties to lock the components together tightly.
Lay the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the floor frame. Align the edges flush with the floor, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Building the shed wall frames
Build the side wall from 2×4 lumber. Cut the plates and the studs at the right dimensions, shown in the free plans. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center.
As you can notice in the plans, you need to double the posts that are placed at both ends of the walls. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double posts, so you enhance the bond of the components.
Continue the project by assembling the opposite side wall. Use 2×4 lumber for the plates and studs, and 2×6 lumber for the double headers. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double headers and lock them together with 2 1/2″ screws and glue.
Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure you place the studs every 24″ on center. In addition, you can adjust the size of the window openings so they suit your needs.
Build the front wall for the shed, is the same manner described above. You can adjust the size of the door opening, so it suit your needs and budget.
Last but not least, frame the back wall for the shed from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center.
Fit the wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and use a spirit level to plumb them. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor of the shed. Lock the adjacent walls together tightly, by drilling pilot holes and inserting 3 1/2″ screws.
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the side wall with the windows. Align the edges flush and insert 6-8d nails to lock the sheets to the framing, every 8″. Continue the project by cutting out the openings for the windows. Use a sharp saw to make the cuts.
Fit the siding sheets to the back wall of the shed. As you can easily notice in the plans, you need to inset the sheets 1 1/2″ from the top edges. Align the edges flush and use 6-8d nails to lock them to the framing, every 8″.
Fit the siding sheets to the front of the shed. Insert the sheets 1 1/2″ from the top plates. Use 6-8d nails to secure the siding sheets into place. Insert the nails every 8″ along the framing.
This 14×16 shed has a gable roof, double front doors and double side walls. This is a cheap and quip method to build that ideal workshop you have always dreamed about, even if you have a tight budget. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 2 and PART 3 to learn how to build the roof for the shed, as well as how to frame the double front doors. If you want to get this plan as a PDF file with 1 single Cut list and 1 single Shopping list, please take a look over the GET PDF PLANS bellow.
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