Small Storage Shed – Cedar



Building a Small Storage Shed-Cedar, I have Free easy plans anyone can use to build their own Small Cedar Shed for under $300!

Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed


When i first started developing projects, I didn’t care if i worked in a gravel driveway on a hot or cold day. I didn’t care if i had a tiny spot behind the garden, on a floor in the garage to build the projects. I was so in love with building, I found a way around anything to build the 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.



Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed


Shopping List:

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

measuring tape
safety glasses
hearing protection
circular saw
countersink drill bit


Cut List:

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!


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Frame your back walls. You can use the Kreg Jig or 2 1/2″ screws here.


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Starting at the bottom and working upward, attach the cedar fence pickets, overlapping 1/2″ as you go up. Screw or nail and wood glue on.


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Frame side walls as shown in diagram as you did the back wall. You will need two side walls.


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

And add the cedar siding to back wall as shown in diagram. Do not forget that the sides need to be done in mirror!


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Trim out side walls as show above, flush to inside.


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Once your side walls are complete, you can attach back walls. Use 2 1/2″ screws or brackets for easy disassembly.


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Add header to front of shed. Take a minute here to make sure your project is square. The door area especially needs to be square.


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Frame up roof as shown above.


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

And attach roof to top of storage shed.


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Add plywood and roofing to top of shed.


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Frame doors up with pocket holes. Build doors to fit your openings. I like to leave 1/8″ gaps.


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Attach cedar fence pickets to back of doors.


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

And then install doors to shed.


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Now add the stop block to keep doors closed. Isn’t this shed beautiful!


Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

Don’t forget the pretty hardware!



Preparation Instructions:
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece of wood to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed. Start by clicking the image below to 1000′s of FREE Shed Plans to, Small Storage Shed-Cedar today.



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