This step by step diy project is about shed with porch plans. I have designed this shed with a gable roof and with a generous side porch so you can shelter an ATV or a snowmobile, while having a generous storage area. 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.
Building a shed with porch
Cut & Shopping Lists
- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16′ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 192″ long, 13 pieces – 93″ long FLOOR FRAME
- C – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long FLOOR
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 11 pieces – 81″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 8 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 96″ long, 1 piece – 89″ long, 4 pieces – 81″ long, 2 pieces – 75 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 1 piece – 96″ long, 5 pieces – 81″ long BACK WALL
- G – 12 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 48″x88″ long SIDING
- H – 3 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 131 1/4″ long POSTS
- I – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 192″ long SUPPORT BEAMS
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16′
- 3 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 12′
- 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16′
- 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16′
- 34 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 12 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- tube forms
- 6 pieces of 6″ carriage bolts
- 4d nails, 16d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
Shed with Porch Plans
The first step of the shed with porch project is to build the floor. Cut the components from 2×6 lumber at the dimensions described in the diagram. Align the edges flush, making sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly.
Attach the 4×4 skids to the bottom of the shed floor. Use screws or metal connectors to lock the skids to the floor joists. Align the edges with attention, making sure everything is locked together tightly.
Attach the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor of the shed, making sure you leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 1 5/8″ screws into the joists, every 8″.
Build the side walls from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Alternatively, you can use 16d nails. Make sure the corners are square and check if the edges are aligned flush.
Fit the side walls to the shed floor, aligning the edges with attention. Use a spirit level to plumb the walls with attention and then secure them into place with 3 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert the screws into the floor.
Frame the front wall using the instructions from the above diagram. As you can easily notice in the plans, you need to leave enough room for the from double doors. You can adjust the size of the doors to suit your needs. You should notice you need to use 2×6 lumber for the top double header.
Frame the back wall for the porch with swing using the information from the diagram. Use the same techniques described above to assemble the wall properly.
Fit the wall frames to the floor of the shed, aligning everything with attention and with great care. Lock the adjacent walls together with 3 1/2″ screws and then lock the walls to the floor through the bottom plates.
Attach the 5/8″ T1-11 siding panels to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with 4d nails. Leave no gaps between the sheets and then insert the nails, every 8″ along the studs and plates.
Attach the siding panels to the back wall frame, as well.
Make sure you make a few cuts for the panels that fit around the front opening. Take accurate measurements and use a circular saw to get the job done in a professional manner.
Build the posts for the shed with porch from 6×6 lumber. As you can notice in the diagram, you need to make a few cuts to the top post, so you can fit the support beams.
Lay out the location for the posts with string and batten boards. Make sure the diagonals are equal and then apply the 3-4-5 rule to each corner to make sure they are right-angled. Dig 3′ deep holes and then set the posts into place with temporarily braces. Use tube forms so you save concrete. Mix the concrete and then fill the tube forms. Let the concrete dry out for a few days, before installing the support beams.
Align the 2×6 support beams to the top of the posts, making sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the beams and through the posts and then insert 6″ carriage bolts. Insert 2 bolts through each post, so you can create super rigid joints.
Make sure you check out PART 2 and PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the roof and then how to make the double shed doors and install the decorative trims. If you read attentively all my instructions, you can build this shed in a few weeks, with basic tools and basic woodworking skills.
You can use the porch for sheltering an ATV or for a nice set of adirondack chairs.. 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.
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