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Choose from 50 free storage shed plans that are easy to use and designed to save your money. If you can measure accurately and use basic tools, you can build your shed. To prove it to you, we’ve created a collection of most popular shed sizes with a material list inside. Whether you need something small or big, you can download our plans and build a shed in a matter of days.

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8x12 gable storage shed plans
8×12 Storage shed plan

Building your own shed is an enjoyable task that will pay you back with 96 square foot of room for all of your outdoor equipment and furniture.

10x10 gable garden shed plans
10×10 Garden shed plan

This attractive wooden gable roof shed is easy to build and provides 100 square foot of storage space for garden accessories.

10x10 gable storage shed plans
10×10 Storage shed plan

This square shed design measures 10x10 foot, making it a great choice for adding a small room's worth of useful storage.

10x12 gable garden shed plans
10×12 Garden shed plan

Serious gardeners have room for all the tools of the trade, including a potting bench, rototiller in this garden shed.

10x12 gable storage shed plans
10×12 Storage shed plan

This wooden shed is durable enough to stand the weather and provides 120 square foot of storage space for everyone.

10x14 gable garden shed plans
10×14 Garden shed plan

This shed is for those who needs extra storage space for lawn and garden tools, sporting equipment and etc.

10x14 gable storage shed plans
10×14 Storage shed plan

If your house or garage is overflowing with stuff, this 140 square foot shed is guaranteed to give you the room you need to organize your belongings.

10x16 gable garden shed plans
10×16 Garden shed plan

This shed has a peaked gable roof that provides enough headroom to hang items on the walls or create an overhead loft for seasonal items.

10x16 gable storage shed plans
10×16 Storage shed plan

Build your own shed with these step-by-step plans to add 160 square foot of storage space for a lawnmower or pool equipment.

10x20 gable storage shed plans
10×20 Storage shed plan

Build your own long lasting shed to save hundreds of dollars on durable, weather-tight protection for your belongings.

10x20 gable garden shed plans
10×20 Garden shed plan

This 200 square foot shed can even be used as an outbuilding for a small farm stand, with a space to display homegrown items.

12x12 gable garden shed plans
12×12 Garden shed plan

This gable roof garden shed has plenty of room for a riding mower, and even tall trellises.

12x12 gable storage shed plans
12×12 Storage shed plan

This mid-sized square storage shed measures a roomy 12x12 foot, making it the perfect to serve as a storage building, pool house, or office.

12x14 lean-to garden shed plans
12×14 Garden shed plan

This garden shed adds value to your home while saving thousands over the cost of hiring a professional to do it for you.

12x14 lean-to storage shed plans
12×14 Storage shed plan

Whether you want to store tools, a snowblower or lawn furniture, this 168 square foot shed gives you all the extra room you need.

12x16 gable garden shed plans
12×16 Garden shed plan

The 192 square foot of floor space makes it easy to organize all of your gear and still have space to hold a worktable for completing projects.

12x16 gable storage shed plans
12×16 Storage shed plan

The design features a peaked gable roof for plenty of headroom, while the exterior is finished with your choice of siding to paint or stain.

12x16 lean-to garden shed plans
12×16 Garden shed plan

Made of solid wood construction with a slated lean-to roof, this outbuilding is large enough to serve as a pool house or workshop, too.

12x16 lean-to storage shed plans
12×16 Storage shed plan

This 192 square foot storage shed design has a lean-to roof and barn-style double doors for a traditional look.

12x18 lean-to garden shed plans
12×18 Garden shed plan

When it feels like the walls are closing in on your house or garage, this 216 square foot garden shed is just what you need to get organized.

12x20 gable garage shed plans
12×20 Garage shed plan

This 240 square foot shed has a peaked gable roof for a traditional look and provides loads of storage room.

12x20 gable garden shed plans
12×20 Garden shed plan

With 240 square foot of floor space, you have all the room to organize tools, stack up lawn furniture, and even work on hobbies or a business.

12x24 gable garage shed plans
12×24 Garage shed plan

The 288 square foot design has enough room for all kinds of light vehicles, including ATVs, Jet Skis and riding lawn mowers.

12x24 lean-to garden shed plans
12×24 Garden shed plan

This shed can be used as an outbuilding to sell flowers, vegetables or as a central office for managing a farm or community garden.

12x24 lean-to storage shed plans
12×24 Storage shed plan

You don't need special skills to build this 288 square foot storage shed — just the time to follow our step-by-step plans and color diagrams.

12x6 lean-to garden shed plans
12×6 Garden shed plan

This shed has durable wooden walls to keep your garden tools protected from the elements while increasing your backyard value with an attractive outbuilding.

14x14 lean-to garden shed plans
14×14 Garden shed plan

Add an entire spare room's worth of storage space with this 224 square foot simple lean-to roof garden shed.

14x16 lean-to garden shed plans
14×16 Garden shed plan

When you build this shed, you call the shots about the final look, all while saving hundreds of dollars over the cost of hiring a contractor.

14x16 lean-to storage shed plans
14×16 Storage shed plan

This large shed measures 224 square foot, making it a great choice for adding extra space to hold a snow blower and lawn furniture.

14x20 lean-to garden shed plans
14×20 Garden shed plan

The lean-to roof looks great in a variety of settings and is super-easy to build, while the shed's exterior can be finished in any color or style you like.

14x20 lean-to storage shed plans
14×20 Storage shed plan

This wooden shed provides a roomy 280 square foot of storage space and is durable enough to protect your valuable tools.

14x8 lean-to garden shed plans
14×8 Garden shed plan

Plans come with all the information you need to build this shed for far less than a contractor would charge - and you can do it in just one weekend!

16x20 gable garage shed plans
16×20 Garage shed plan

The highly detailed plans helps to finish this 320 square foot garage shed in just a few weekends, no matter what your experience level is.

16x20 gable garden shed plans
16×20 Garden shed plan

Lawn and garden enthusiasts need to store tools, edgers, mowers, and more, and this 16x20 foot shed offers just that.

16x24 gable garage shed plans
16×24 Garage shed plan

With 384 square foot garage shed plans, you can create an attractive, valuable garage that will stand forever and fit everything.

16x24 gable garden shed plans
16×24 Garden shed plan

Whether you use it to store garden tools, pool supplies, or turn it into a workshop space for hobbies, you'll have enough space in this enormous DIY shed.

20x10 gable garden shed plans
20×10 Garden shed plan

This shed comes with porch and attractive windows for protecting your gear from inclement weather.

4x8 lean-to storage shed plans
4×8 Storage shed plan

Our blueprints include everything you need to build a backyard shed in just a couple of days to solve your organizational problems.

4x6 gable bike shed plans
4x6 Bike shed plan

Compact enough to fit in nearly any size yard, this gable roof shed still has a lot of room for storing pumps, spare tires, and other cycling gear.

4x6 gable storage shed plans
4x6 Storage shed plan

This durable wooden shed features a classic gable roof and 24 square foot of floor space for storing garden equipment, firewood, and more.

6x10 lean-to storage shed plans
6×10 Storage shed plan

This simple shed features a lean-to style roof that's easy to build and blends perfectly with both modern and traditional architecture.

6x8 gable bike shed plans
6×8 Bike shed plan

This larger shed makes it easy to roll bikes into place, while plans include instructions for maximizing storage with hooks to hang bike off the ground.

6x8 gable storage shed plans
6x8 Storage shed plan

Add some much-needed storage to your property by building this small 48 square foot gabled roof shed.

8x10 gable garden shed plans
8×10 Garden shed plan

This backyard shed has a gable roof that looks great and provides the opportunity for adding vertical storage for maximum flexibility.

8x10 gable storage shed plans
8×10 Storage shed plan

With a gable roof and barn-style doors, you can easily build this shed and add 80 square foot of storage to hold all your outdoor equipment.

8x12 gable garden shed plans
8×12 Garden shed plan

If your garage is overflowing with garden tools and supplies, it's time to add a garden shed to your backyard to organize your equipment.

8x16 lean-to garden shed plans
8×16 Garden shed plan

The 128 square foot of floor space makes it easy to move around inside, and there's enough room to add shelves for holding pots or bags of soil.

8x16 lean-to storage shed plans
8×16 Storage shed plan

This lean to roof shed design is durable enough to stand the test of time and provides 128 square foot of storage space for anything.

8x8 gable garden shed plans
8×8 Garden shed plan

Avid gardeners need storage space for hand tools, rakes, hoes, and more, and this 64 square foot shed offers just that.

8x8 gable storage shed plans
8×8 Storage shed plan

Easy-to-read blueprints are perfect for beginners who want to build their own durable 64 square foot wooden shed to add value to their homes.

How to start building a shed

A successful DIY shed starts with choosing the right shed plans. First, determine how much space you can commit to an outbuilding, and check local codes for setbacks as you decide where to put it. It’s also important to consider what you’d like to store in the shed. Small tools can be hung on walls to save space, but large items like lawn mowers and snow blowers need more square footage.

Next, decide what style roof you prefer: We offer both peaked gable roof sheds and slanted lean-to roof styles. Finally, take a look at the plan itself to make sure you understand the materials list, measured drawings, and directions before you commit.

How much does it cost to build a shed?

If you’re deciding between building your own backyard shed and hiring a builder, you should know it is cheaper to build your own shed. The exact cost difference depends on builders’ labor rates in your area. When you hire a professional builder, you must pay for labor and materials. When you choose to build the shed yourself, you only have to pay for the cost of the materials and tools. Here are the most common shed building price scenarios:

  • 10′ x 10′ shed ~ $2200
  • 10′ x 12′ shed ~ $2700
  • 12′ x 12′ shed ~ $3200
  • 12′ x 20′ shed ~ $5200

You can also use the national expense average for building a shed which goes from $17 to $24 per sq. ft.

What’s the difference between free and premium shed plans?

They all come with colored diagrams and basic instructions to build your shed. If this isn’t your first rodeo, you may be comfortable using free plans as an outline for building a new shed on your own — especially if you already have some experience building a deck or other outdoor structure.

Our free plans serve as an excellent preview to give you a sense of what it will take to complete your first shed. They are a great place to start to learn about what goes into building a shed, and they’ll be enough for experienced builders to use as a guideline. When you decide on a shed you like, consider upgrading to our premium plans and enjoy the benefits of  in-depth directions, and easy to understand step-by-step instructions. Premium plans provide extensive detail, including a full materials list and all the tools required to build the shed. They also name each piece and give much detailed information to help first-time DIYers.

More questions?

Read our FAQ section to get further answers about building a shed.



Joseph TruiniJoseph Truini is a host on the Today’s Homeowner TV show and co-hosts the weekly Today’s Homeowner Radio Show. He has written three best-selling shed-building books and lives in Roxbury, Connecticut.