15 Free Shed Plans That Will Help You Build a Shed

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With these free shed plans, you'll be able to build the storage shed of your dreams without having to spend any money on the plans.

These free woodworking plans are available in a variety of styles such as gable, gambrel, and colonial, and are designed for a variety of uses like for storage, tools, or even children's play areas. They'll help you build all sizes of sheds too, small to large.

Each plan includes step-by-step building directions including diagrams, photos, videos, materials lists, cutting lists, and shopping lists, so you can feel confident building a shed for your garden or backyard.

Is someone dreaming of a shed? These plans make a great getaway for the ladies because they can easily be turned into a craft area, TV room, or just a place to relax and get away.

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    Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

    A storage shed made out of cedar fence planks

    Ana White

    If you're looking for the perfect little shed for your yard, you'll want to check out this one. Ana White has designed this free shed plan that uses cedar fence pickets to create a shed that costs around $250 to make. There's a shopping list, tool list, general instructions, color photos, diagrams, and plenty of project photos and tips.

    Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed from Ana White

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    How to Build a Shed on the Cheap

    Tan shed with red door

    Family Handyman

    The plan here was designed with a budget in mind but you wouldn't know it with the attractive design that features arched windows and a custom door. The directions and illustrations along with actual photos on the plan will make it easy to build your very own shed on a tight budget.

    How to Build a Shed on the Cheap from Family Handyman

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    Schoolhouse Storage Shed

    A shed shaped like a schoolhouse.

    Family Handyman

    This is a shed plan in the style of a one-room schoolhouse. It's a large shed at 10X12 ft. and has double doors, a covered entry, and fiber-cement siding. Step-by-step instructions and a tool and materials list are included in this plan.

    Schoolhouse Storage Shed from Family Handyman

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    Garden Closet Storage Shed Plan

    Picture of a small shed with gardening tools inside
    The Family Handyman

    Here's a free shed plan for a very small shed that's only the size of a closet. It may be just what you're looking for though if you simply need a place to store some basic lawn equipment or gardening tools. A tools and materials list, step-by-step directions, diagrams, and plenty of pictures will help you build this shed.

    Garden Closet Storage Shed Plan from Family Handyman

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    Narrow Backyard Shed Plan

    A narrow wooden shed in a backyard

    Seven pages of shed plans will help you build a narrow (7 ft. wide by 4 ft. deep) shed for your backyard. A parts list, blueprints, and instructions will help you build this small but mighty shed.

    Narrow Backyard Shed Plan from BuildEazy

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    Gambrel Style Free Storage Shed Plan

    Fenced backyard with small shed
    irina88w / Getty Images

    After you're finished with this shed, you'll have a 10x12 Gambrel storage shed that can be moved in the future if need be. A complete material list makes it so easy it can be completed over a weekend.

    Gambrel Style Free Storage Shed Plan from Construct101

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    8x7 Tudor-Style Garden Shed Plan

    8x7 Tudor-Style Garden Shed Plan


    Build an 8x7 Tudor-style garden shed with this comprehensive plan from BuildEazy. If you're looking for a larger shed, there are plans available for you to build this same style of the shed in a 10x10 size. Use the links at the bottom of the plan to go through all the steps of building this shed.

    8x7 Tudor-Style Garden Shed Plan from BuildEazy

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    Drive-Thru Backyard Shed

    Drive-Thru Backyard Shed

    Extreme How To

    You'll impress everyone in your neighborhood by using this plan to build a backyard shed that you can drive your riding lawn mower right into. The combination of illustrations and color photos will help you build this shed just how you imagined.

    Drive-Thru Backyard Shed from Extreme How-To

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    Gable Style Free Shed Plan

    Illustration of a gable storage shed


    This one is for a portable Gable storage shed that's 8x8 finished and build on a skid foundation so it can be moved in the future if needed. You'll find this one easy to follow with illustrated pictures given for each step. A complete material and cutting list are available on the first page of the plans.

    Gable Style Free Shed Plan from My Backyard Plans

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    Gabled 8x10 Garden Shed Plan

    Screenshot of building plan information for a gabled 8x10 garden shed

    The Engineered Wood Association

    This gabled garden shed is a beauty that includes 80 square feet of work and storage space. A window and workbench make the ultimate potting area inside. This 8x10 free shed plan can be built with a wrap-around deck as well. You'll need to register (for free) to download it but then you'll be able to instantly download the material list and plan as PDF files.

    Gabled 8x10 Garden Shed Plan from APA

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    7x8 Board-And-Batten Shed Plans

    Back garden allotment

    ©Daniela White Images / Getty Images

    This free shed plan will build you a 7 ft. x 8 ft. board-and-batten shed. Included in the plan are a parts list, step-by-step instructions, and diagrams.

    7x8 Board-And-Batten Shed Plans from BuildEazy

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    8x10 Free Storage Shed Plan

    Picture of an 8x10 storage shed


    This plan at BuildEazy gives you everything you need to build an 8x10 storage shed for your yard. It will help you build a basic storage shed that will be great for all your tools and lawn equipment.

    8x10 Free Storage Shed Plan from BuildEazy

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    Free Shed Plan for a Simple Garden Shed

    Shed with a blue door surrounded by trees
    Mother Earth News

    These free shed plans are for a simple garden shed that can be built with just basic carpentry skills. Detailed directions, a materials list, and blueprints are included in this free shed plan.

    Free Shed Plan for a Simple Garden Shed from Mother Earth News

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    Small Outdoor Shed/Smokehouse

    A small outdoor shed converted into a smokehouse

    Ana White

    Here's an interesting plan for what seems to be a small shed but you can easily modify it into a smokehouse if you like. The plans include tips, color photos, a shopping list, a tool list, a cut list, diagrams, and step-by-step building instructions.

    Small Outdoor Shed/Smokehouse from Ana White

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    Basic 9x13 Shed Plan

    A white shed with green trim
    Popular Mechanics

    Popular Mechanics has a free shed plan that will build a basic 9x13 foot shed. Included in the shed plan are step-by-step directions with photos and a PDF file of high-resolution diagrams.

    Basic 9x13 Shed Plan from Popular Mechanics

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