9 Free Plans for Building a Garage

Build a DIY Garage With These Free Plans

Two men looking at a free garage plan
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These free garage plans will help you build a place for your vehicles and tons of storage space. By building it yourself you'll save money and know that you have a quality building. These plans below come in various sizes for a one-car or two-car detached garage. 

The plans include everything you need to get started: blueprints, building directions, photos, and diagrams. You'll just need to add the materials, tools, and hard work.

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  • 01 of 09

    HowToSpecialist's Free 12x20 1-Car Garage Plan

    A diagram of a detached garage

    HowToSpecialist's garage plan is for building a detached, 12x20 one-car garage. The benefit of this garage plan is that it's very easy to follow. The materials are listed with corresponding letters that you can refer to in the diagram, and lots of images throughout the steps show you exactly what to do.

    The garage plan includes a materials list, tools list, step-by-step building instructions, and diagrams.

    Be sure to check out the related articles at HowToSpecialist for how to build a garage roof and how to finish a garage.

  • 02 of 09

    RONA's Free 16x22 Garage Plan

    A diagram of a small garage

    RONA has a free garage plan for building a 16x22 garage. The start of this plan shows all the tools and materials you'll need for building the garage, after which starts the 14 steps of construction.

    Some of the steps include building the exterior walls and door, window, and garage door openings—as well as installing the sheathing and air barrier, standing the wall frames, and installing the garage door.

  • 03 of 09

    Free 22x24 2-Car Garage Plan at Today's Plans

    A two car garage

    This plan is a PDF file from Today's Plans that shows diagrams and measurements for constructing a two-car garage called the Berrywood Pole-Frame garage.

    Plenty of notes come with this plan, talking about everything from roof materials and siding to pole frame construction, windows, doors, and loft framing.

  • 04 of 09

    Western Construction's Free 24x24 2-Car Garage Plan

    A diagram of four sides of a garage
    Western Construction

    Western Construction has a free two-car garage plan called the Attic Truss Garage Plan. The PDF is 12 pages long and includes framing details, braced wall details, elevation drawings, and more.

    The first page reveals everything you'll need for the garage, including the materials for the foundation, wall framing, roofing, siding, and trim.

    Continue to 5 of 9 below.
  • 05 of 09

    Garden Oak Garage and Workshop Plans From Today's Plans

    A two car garage with a shed
    Today's Plans

    With another free garage plan from Today's Plans, you can tweak the plan to build more than dozen different garage and workshop areas, four of which are described in detail as part of the free materials.

    This 30-page PDF provides layouts, materials lists, building resources, and plans for building the main garage and expansion shed.

  • 06 of 09

    CADNW's Free 24x24 2-Car Garage Plan

    A diagram of the front of a garage

    Another similar two-car garage plan is available from CADNW. It measures 24x24 and has room for a loft that stands 5 feet tall.

    The loft is accessed from the right wall. Also on the right side is a personal door and 6-foot-wide window space.

    The 21-page PDF includes not only all the drawings, notes, and dimensions for building this garage but also a full materials list on the final page.

  • 07 of 09

    How to Build a Garage From the Ground Up From Instructables

    A two-car garage covered in snow

    Instructables has a free garage plan that takes you through the whole process of building a garage from the ground up, including details on getting permits and hiring subcontractors, if needed.

    This detailed plan includes blueprints, a materials list, color photos, diagrams, and lots of directions.

  • 08 of 09

    Custom Detached Garage Plan from SDSCAD

    A drawing of a detached garage

    This free garage plan gives you directions for constructing a 14' x 24' x 8' detached garage that includes a garage door, door, and window.

    There are a materials list, main floor plan, elevation views, foundation plan, and framing and details pages to help you build it.

    Continue to 9 of 9 below.
  • 09 of 09

    BuildEazy's Free Garage Plan (Without a Floor)

    Building a garage
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    This free garage plan from BuildEazy is intended for someone with a low budget, as it doesn't include plans for laying a floor.

    Each page of this plan separates different instructions, such as for the wall frames, bracing and fastening, the exterior cladding, and the angle cuts. The materials list and the cut list appear toward the end.