Wood Working Shed Ideas

 Free Shed Plans That Will Help You DIY a Shed

Construction of garden 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.

The free shed plans below 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.

The free shed plans include step-by-step building directions to teach you how to build a shed, diagrams, photos, videos, materials lists, cutting lists, and shopping lists, so you can feel confident building a shed for your garden or backyard.

Free Shed Plan for a Super Tool Shed

Brown shed with green trim
Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics has a great free shed plan available for a 6×8 shed that would be perfect for lawn equipment and gardening tools.

Real photos make this free storage shed plan especially easy to follow.

If you’re looking for a larger shed, you can easily expand the free shed plan for a size up to 8X10.

Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed

A storage shed made out of cedar fence planks
Ana White

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.

Build a 10X10 Gable Shed With This Free Shed Plan

A simple backyard shed.
DIY Garden Plans

This free shed plan builds a 10×10 Gable shed. It’s a great plan with lots of explanations and many illustrations to keep you on track.

This free shed plan will create a great larger sized shed. You’ll feel the extra room in this slightly oversized shed but you won’t have to compromise much more yard space to make it happen.

Free Shed Plan for a Budget Friendly Storage Shed

Tan shed with red door
Family Handyman

The free shed 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 illustrated along with actual photos on the free shed plan will make it easy to build your very own shed on a tight budget.

Free Shed Plan for a Schoolhouse Storage Shed

A shed shaped like a schoolhouse.
The Family Handyman

This free shed plan is for a storage 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 free

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 into a smokehouse if you like.

The plans include tips, color photos, shopping list, tool list, cut list, diagrams, and step-by-step building instructions.

Colonial Style Free Shed Plan

A small red shed.
Popular Mechanics

These free shed plans will help you create a 10’X16′ colonial style shed that can double for tool storage and as a children’s playroom.

If you’re looking for a free shed plan that will help you build a larger shed that will serve multiple purposes then this one is for you.

Basic 9×13 Shed Plan

A white shed with green trim
Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics has a free shed plan that will build a basic 9×13 foot shed.

Included in the shed plan are step-by-step directions with photos and a PDF file of high-resolution diagrams.

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.

Narrow Backyard Shed Plan

A narrow wooden shed in a backyard
BuildEazy

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 might