Building a Small Storage Shed-Cedar, I have Free easy plans anyone can use to build their own Small Cedar Shed for under $300!
TO DAY’S PROJECT
But over my years, slowly, building up my tool inventory, I’ve been decided to build a dedicated work space. And boy is it nice.
It’s a lot like having a picnic table. Or the potting bench for gardening. Or obviously any good dedicated spot for coffee in the kitchen. When you do something on a regular basis, it sure makes it easier to build a work station for this!
So when a mate wrote me saying, I need a Small Storage Shed, But my building area is in the rocks and grime! I had to work with my friend and come up with a solution.
I hope the solution we created will work for most of you as well!
My friend sent me a link to a cedar shed with a price of over $1500. Can you believe it, this is more than all of the tools in the Small Storage Shed!
They deiced to use cedar, a good low cost for this would be, cedar fence pickets for the siding? for as a couple of dollar’s each, My friend and his family could build this Cedar Shed for $300! And it is the Cedar Shed they wanted!
My friend will add a few tool’s into there new Cedar Shed – Some of the tool inventory will be a mitersaw and shovel and garden tool’s some door shelves, so stay with us here as we turn this cedar shed into a workshop!
Here are a few notes:
– Every minute I invested in this project is timed, to build the entire shed had taken almost 8 Hours; (including roofing, not including the finishing). Perhaps this could be a new weekend project for you and your family, if you can get your kid’s away from the TV!
– All the components, unassembled, use’s up about 12″ of space! Maybe this information may help some of you! Next time I definitely would have pre-built everything and assembled it after the HOA’s endorsement.
– The roofing project was my first, and My Shed Plans made it SO EASY. They have videos on their website that clarify everything.
– The paneled doors can be ruff to hang, here is a trick. You can use a pipe clamp if you have it! Without having one, nail one corner of an end board and squeeze the boards together while someone else nails all of them.
– The roof allows you to put the shed about 8″ away from a structure (meaning there’s an 8″ gap between the shed and the other structure). If you want to shorten that gap, you’ll have to resize the roof.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
18 – 2×2 @ 8 feet long
44 – 5 1/2″ wide cedar fence pickets
1 – 2×4 @ 8 feet or stud length
4 – 1×3 @ 8 feet long
8 – 1×4 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1/2″ roofing plywood panel, full 4×8 sheet
30 square feet of roofing shingles
Roofing nails or glue
Heavy duty gate hinges
Lock or Catch
2 – 2×2 @ 66 1/2″
5 – 2×2 @ 77”
16 – 5 1/2″ wide x 1/2″ thick fence pickets 66 1/2″
2 – 2×2 @ 35 1/2″
2 – 2×2 @ 77 1/2″ (longest point, top end cut at 15
degrees off square)
2 – 2×2 @ 72 5/8″ (longest point, top end cut at 15
degrees off square)
2 – 2×2 @ 67 1/2″ (shortest point, top end cut at
15 degrees off square)
2 – 2×2 @ 36 7/8” (long point to short point, both
ends cut at 15 degrees off square, parallel to each
32 – 5 1/2″ wide x 1/2″ thick fence pickets 35 1/2″
2 – 1×3 @ 80 1/2″
2 – 1×3 @ 70 1/4″ (short point measurement, top
edge beveled at 15 degrees off square)
1 – 2×4 @ 66 1/2″
2 – 1×4 @ 83”
2 – 1×4 @ 46 1/2″
5 – 2×2 @ 46 1/2″
1 – 1/2” thick roofing plywood @ 83” x 48”
4 – 1×4 @ 60”
4 – 1×4 @ 33”
2 – 1×4 @ 26”
12 – 5 1/2″ wide x 1/2” thick fence pickets @ 67”
*You may wish to build doors slightly shorter to enable easier opening and closing – note; recommended to build doors to fit finished opening. Key here is to always measure twice, cut one time…
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this and all project’s. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check to be square after each step. and always predrill holes before attaching the screws. Use wood glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, the dried glue will not take the stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!