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Storage Sheds

How To Build A Storage Shed

Last updated Dec. 26, 2016 This page contains information on how to build a shed and storage shed plans. Here are a couple of things to consider before you begin this project. Find out before building a storage shed if it will be allowed by zoning regulations. Zoning governs the size, height, and location of your shed.


Find out if you need a permit. Your shed may need to be set back a specific distance from the property line, fences, and buildings. The distance can range from 6 inches, and up to 3 feet or more. Check with your zoning laws for your requirements before you start building your storage shed. Zoning regulations will vary from area to area, where I live I was allowed to build a shed 12 feet by 12 feet without getting a permit, anything bigger I would need a permit. Check with local building and zoning department for the requirements in your region.


Also, you want to check for utility lines. Contact your local utility to find out where the water line, gas line, and electrical line run through your property. You do not want to build over utility lines that may need to be repaired.


I have included pages with garden/storage shed plans. These pages have step-by-step instructions on how to build a shed. Detailed pictures, a material list, and a cutting list are also included. You can also check out the list of of popular sites with free shed plans.

Gable Storage Shed Plans

How to Build a Gable Shed

These step-by-step instructions will take you through the process to build this gable storage shed. Pictures and details will give you ideas so you can build your own shed. These plans can easily be modified to build a shed that meets your requirements.

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Gambrel Storage Shed

How to Build a Gambrel Shed

Step-by-step instructions take you through the process in the construction of this gambrel storage shed. Pictures with details will guide you so you can build this shed yourself.

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Free Storage Shed Plans


Garden shed plans, shed measures 8'x8', complete instructions and download.


8'x8' Garden Shed Plans

These plans include a free PDF download, illustrated instructions, and a material list. If you need a garden shed go and take a look at these, they are available free online or as a free download.


10x10 shed plans includes a free PDF download.

10x10 shed plans

12×12 shed plans, with gable roof. Plans include free PDF download, drawings, measurements, shopping list, and cutting list.


12x12 shed plans free online and downloadable plans.

12x12 shed plans

12×12 shed plans, with gable roof. Plans include Free PDF download, drawings, measurements, shopping list, and cutting list.

12x16 shed plans, free online version and free downloadable version.

12x16 shed plans

12×16 shed plans, with gable roof. Plans include free PDF download, drawings, measurements, shopping list, and cutting list.


Small shed plans, 4'x4', great for garden tools.


Small shed plans

This garden shed is only 4' wide and 4' deep so it doesn’t require much space. It is sure to fit your rake, shovel, garden hoe, plus more. Add shelves to keep garden supplies organized. Free PDF download.

10x12 shed plans, gambrel , barn style shed.

Barn/Gambrel shed plans: 10x12 shed plans

This shed design offers lots of space. Add a loft and some shelves to keep everything organized and tidy. Free PDF download.



The Easiest to Follow Plans: Instant Download

Easy to follow, illustrated step-by-step details. Sizes incluse - 4x4 - 4x8 - 8x8 - 8x10 - 10x8 - 10x10 - 10x12 - 12x10 - 12x12



2x4 basic shed kit

2x4basics Shed Kit at Amazon

You don't have to be an expert carpenter to put together a well-built shed ...











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