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ATV Shed Plans

by Ovidiu


This step by step diy project is about 12×16 ATV shed plans. I have designed this 12×16 shed with a roll up front door and a side door, so you can shelter an atv or a bike. You can build this shed in about one week if you have all the materials at hand and if you have an extra pair of hands to help you. Don’t forget to check PART 2 of the project, so you learn how to frame the roof. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.



ATV Shed Plans




Cut & Shopping Lists

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 192″ long, 13 pieces – 141″ long JOISTS
  • B – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x48″ long FLOOR
  • C – 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 13 pieces – 90″ long SIDE WALL
  • D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 137″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 2 pieces – 20 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 90″ long, 2 pieces – 82 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 99″ long FRONT WALL
  • F – 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 13 pieces – 90″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 6″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 39″ long SIDE WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber 137″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 7 pieces – 90″ long BACK WALL
  • G – 14 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long SIDING


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


 One day




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How to build a 12×16 ATV shed



The first step of the project is to build the floor for the atv shed. Use 2x6s or 2x8s for the joists. Take accurate measurements and then cut the joists to size. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square.



Attach the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor joists. Align the edges flush, leaving no gaps between the sheets. Insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the joists, so you secure the panels into place tightly.



Continue the project by assembling the side walls. Cut the components for the plain wall from 2×4 lumber. Work on a level surface, making sure you align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes through the plates and then insert 2 1/2″ screws into the wall studs. As you can notice in the diagram, you need to attach triple studs at both ends of the walls.



Assemble the opposite side wall. This time you need to frame the opening for a 36″ door. Align the edges with attention and make sure you adjust the opening to suit your needs. The double studs for the door and the header will give more strength to your structure.



Attach the side walls to the floor of the 12×16 shed. Use a spirit level to plumb the side walls and use 2×4 braces to lock them into place temporarily. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor.



Assemble the back wall from 2×4 lumber. Attach the double top plates to the wall, so you enhance the rigidity of the structure.



Build the front wall for the atv shed. In order to enhance the access to the 12×16 shed, you need to leave enough space for a roll up door. The opening is 8’x7′ so it shouldn’t be hard to find a door that matches. In this manner, you can store an atv or bikes in this small shelter.



Attach the front and back walls to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and lock the adjacent walls together by inserting 3 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes. In addition, insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the bottom plates to the floor.



Attach 5/8″ T1-11 siding to the back wall frame. Align the sheets to the top edge of the wall frame. Use 4d nails to secure the panels to the framing, every 8″.



Attach the siding to the side walls. Make sure you cut out the door opening, so the sheets fits into place easily.



Attach the siding to the opposite side walls.



Attach the 5/8″ T1-11 siding panels to the front wall of the ATV shed. Cut the panels at the right size and shape and then attach them to the wall frames with 4d nails. Align the edges flush.



This is a simple project you should be able to build in a few days without much effort. This 12×16 shed is a multi purpose shelter. You can use this run in shed for storing tools, equipment or your favorite ATV. Check out PART 2 of the project to learn more on how to build the roof for the shed.



This woodworking project was about atv shed plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.







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Benita -

Is this ATV shed 12 x 16 plan for sale? I could not find it in your premium plan section. It is the closest to what I am looking for. Also, do you have any suggestions on where to purchase the rollup door or is it a standard garage door?

Ovidiu -

Don’t have a premium version currently. The opening is 7 ft x 8 ft which is pretty much standard. I advise for a roll up door, because it requires less space inside the shed.

Benita -

Thanks for your reply!


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