This step by step diy woodworking project is about 8×8 5 sided corner shed plans. The project features 3D diagrams and detailed instructions for building a basic 8×8 storage shed that is ideal for any backyard. You can use the shed for storing your tools, lawn mower and other small items. The hip roof will add unique character to your garden shed and make it stand out. I’ve got you covered with everything you need to know for a successful project.
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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8×8 5 Sided Corner Shed – Free DIY Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long, 1 piece – 48″ long SKIDS
- B – 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 1 piece – 48″ long, 1 piece – 68″ long, 4 pieces – 93″ long, 1 piece – 77 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 61 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 46 1/2″ long FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96 long FLOOR
- D – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 92 1/2″ long, 8 pieces – 86 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 1 piece – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 86 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 1 piece – 44 1/2″ long, 5 pieces – 86 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 27″ long, 4 pieces – 16 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 39″ long, 2 pieces – 24″ long SIDE WALL
- G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 1 piece – 44 1/2″ long, 5 pieces – 86 1/2″ long SIDE WALL
- H – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 68″ long, 1 piece – 15″ long, 1 piece – 16 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 86 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 2 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 39″ long FRONT WALL
- P – 7 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x91 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 11″x91 3/4″ long SIDING
How to build a 8×8 corner shed
The first step of the project is to assemble the frame for the 8×8 shed. Use 2×6 lumber for the joists. Lay all the joists on a level surface and place them every 16″ on center. For the corner side, make 45 degree cuts at one end of the joists. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to assemble the frame. Use can use joist hanger to assemble the frame, as well.
Attach the 4×4 skids to the bottom of the frame. Use rafter ties and screws to lock the frame to the skids.
Attach the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the sheets into place, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result. Use a circular saw to make the cuts.
Use 2×4 lumber for the corner front wall frame. Cut all the components, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make 45 degree cuts at both ends of the plates. Use 2×6 lumber for the double header. Fit a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the beams. Add glue and insert 2 1/2″ screws through both sides.
Frame the front side wall with window. Use 2×4 lumber for all the components and cut them as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Frame a window using 2×4 double headers. You can adjust the size of the window to suit your needs. This wall has a 24″x24″ window for reference.
Frame the other side front wall from 2×4 lumber. Use the same techniques described above. Place the studs every 16″ on center, for a sturdy structure. You can add a window to this wall, as well.
Frame the back wall for the shed. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and lock them together with 3 1/2″ screws.
Build the other back wall for the garden shed, using 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs equally-spaced and make sure the corners are square. In addition, align the edges before inserting the screws.
Lay the walls to the shed floor. Insert 3 1/2″ screws through the bottom plates into the floor. In addition, secure the adjacent walls together by inserting 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and attach 2×4 braces to the top of the structure.
Use 5/8″ T1-11 siding for the exterior of the corner shed. Align the edges flush and insert 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing. Use a saw to make the cut out for the window opening.
Attach the siding sheets to the back of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Install 5/8″ siding to the front of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Use 6d nails to secure the siding sheets to the studs. Align the sheets to the top plates and leave no gaps between them. Use a saw to make the cuts around the door opening.
This is a beautiful shed that is ideal for the corner of your property. If you are like me and have lots of garden tools, but you still need to shelter them with style, make sure you check out this tutorial.
Don’t be intimidated by the hip roof, because I will guide you step by step and show you how to make the rafters with the right angles. See PART 2 of the corner garden shed HERE.
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. The best part of the project is that you can adjust the size of the shed to suit your needs. Check out the rest of the project to learn how to build the roof of the shed, as well as the door.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the shed, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. See all my shed plans HERE. See the full list of my woodworking plans HERE.
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