Free Run In Shed Plans

This step by step diy project is about free run in shed plans. This loafing shed is very versatile, as it can shelter your ATV, your tools or even outdoor furniture. The best part of the project is that you can get the job done in a few days without much trouble. 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.



Free Run In Shed Plans




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  • A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 200″ long BASE
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 116 1/2″ long, 6 pieces – 81″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • C – 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 200″ long, 12 pieces – 81″ long BACK WALL
  • D – 8 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x84″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x84″ long, 1 piece – 8″x84″ SIDING
  • F – 3 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 112 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 2×8 lumber – 200″ long SUPPORTS

  • 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 18′
  • 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10″
  • 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 18′
  • 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
  • 24 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 3 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
  • 1 piece of 2×8 lumber – 18′
  • 10 pieces of T1-11 siding
  • 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
  • 4d nails
  • wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint

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 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

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 One day

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Building a run in shed



Build the beams for the base of the shed using 4×4 lumber. Cut both ends of the beams, as shown in the diagram. Make parallel cuts to the indicated areas and then remove the excess with a chisel. Smooth the surface with sandpaper.



Assemble the base for the shed using 3 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square, drill pilot holes and then insert the screws to lock the base beams together tightly.



Assemble the back wall from 2×4 lumber. Cut all the components at the right dimensions, after taking accurate measurements. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs.



Build the side walls for the run in shed. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then assemble the frames using the same techniques described above.



Attach the walls to the base with 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the base beams.



Attach the 5/8″ siding panels to the sides of the run in shed using 4d nails. Align the sheets flush with the top plates and then insert the nails to secure the sheets into place. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.



Attach the siding panels to the back wall, as well, in the same manner described in the diagram. Align the edges flush and secure them into place with 4d nails.



Attach the front wall supports. As you can easily notice in the plans, the vertical supports are made of 2x6s, while the top support is a 2×8 beam. Make sure the vertical supports are vertical and check if the corners are right-angled. Use metal plates and screws to lock the components together tightly, after aligning the edges flush.



This is a simple project you should be able to build in a few days without much effort. This 10×20 run in shed is a multi purpose shelter. You can use this run in shed for storing tools, equipment or even outdoor furniture. Check out part 2 of the project to learn more on how to build the roof for the shed.



This woodworking project was about run in 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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