This step by step diy project is about 16×24 tractor shed plans. If you want to shelter your tractor, your ATV or other agricultural equipment, you should take a look over these loafing shed plans. 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.
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Tractor Shed Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 192″ long, 2 pieces – 144″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 188 1/2″ long, 11 pieces – 91 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 288″ long, 1 piece – 281″ long, 13 pieces – 91 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 198 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 5″ long, 1 piece – 11 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 18″ long, 1 piece – 24 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 30 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 30 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 37 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 43 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 50″ long 2xTOP SIDE WALL
- E – 14 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long SIDING
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16′
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 12′
- 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16′
- 41 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24′
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 18′
- 14 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 1 5/8″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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- PART 1: 16×24 Tractor Plans
- PART 2: 16×24 Tractor Roof Plans
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The first step of the project is to build the skids for the tractor shed. Build the skids from 4×4 lumber. Make notches to both ends of the skids by using a circular saw. Make 1 3/4″ parallel cuts to the beams and then remove the excess with a chisel. Smooth the surface with sandpaper for a professional result.
Select the right location for the tractor shed, making sure it is perfectly level. Compact a layer of gravel or pour a concrete slat. There are a few options you can choose from, so make sure you check them before taking a decision. Make sure the corners are square, after assembling the skids. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws.
Build the side walls for the tractor shed from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the top plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center and make sure the corners are square. Fit the top plate to the side walls. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the top plates into place.
Assemble the back wall for the tractor shed from 2×4 lumber. Cut all the components at the right dimensions and then lay them down a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center and make sure the corners are square.
Fit the wall frames to the skids and then align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the skids. Use a spirit level to plumb the walls vertically. In addition, you need to lock the adjacent walls together tightly by drilling pilot holes and inserting 3 1/2″ screws.
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the back wall of the shed. Align the edges flush with the wall frame and then insert 6-8d nails, every 8″, so you can lock the panels into place tightly.
Fit the siding sheets to the sides of the tractor shed. Leave no gaps between the sheets and use 6-8d nails to lock them into place tightly.
Build the side top walls from 2×4 lumber. Cut all the components at the right dimensions and shape and then lock everything together tightly with 3 1/2″ screws. Place the studs every 24″ on center for a professional result.
Fit a piece of 2×4 lumber to the back of the shed. Use 2 1/2″ screws to lock the slat into place.
Fit the wall frames to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the side walls. Use a spirit level to plumb the side top walls.
Make sure you check out PART 2 of the tractor shed project, where I show you how to build the roof.
This tractor run in shed is ideal if you have agricultural equipment in your yard and you want to shelter them. You can easily make adjustments to the project, if you have a larger tractor.
This woodworking project was about 16×24 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.
Basically a good plan, but due to Covid supply issues, we had to make modifications. It still worked out fine. We couldn’t find 24′ or 18′ lumber anywhere. We lowered the front to 12′ which was adequate for my tractor. We can have strong winds here, so built the walls off of 4 4 x 4 PT corner posts, sunk in concrete, and used skids under the walls to raise off the ground. We used PT 4 x 4 skids, but had to join 8′ lengths as, again, no 16′ or 24 ‘ PT lumber anywhere. We added a center 6 x 6 timber for support in the middle. Rafters were PT 2 x 6 x 8 that I already had. We ran two 8 ‘ supports from side walls to front and back sides of center support and ran two 8 ‘ rafters rather than an 18′ rafter as no 18’ wood anywhere, first one from back to center then center to front. I used metal roofing instead of shingles to reduce weight load on the roof. All in all a nice shed, lots of room for tractor, pickup (a little short), and two riding lawn mowers plus all the lawn tools on one wall. It went together very quickly.