Garden shed plans

Building the frame

This is the original metric version of the plan (millimetres/centimetres). See also Garden shed plans : Imperial (feet/inches).

Our plan works a little like a kit set shed, because you build the individual parts of the frame (details in figures 2.1-2.4) separately. In the next step these parts will be combined to form the main frame of your shed.

Side walls

You need to build two identical frames using the measurements in Figure 2.1. These frames will form the shorter sides of the shed.

Front wall

This is the frame that holds the door and window.

The window is not essential, so just leave out the frame that holds the window if you don''t want a window.

Our design will accommodate a window with a frame 500mm by 500mm. However, it is simple to adjust the design to hold different sized windows.

The lengths of the horizontal supports (not marked on the diagram) should be 610mm each.

You may wish to temporarily screw a length of timber across the bottom of the gap where the door will go. This support can be removed after you erect the frame but it will stop the frame from changing shape in the mean time.

Rear wall.

The rear wall frame is fairly simple to make because it does not contain any windows or doors.

The horizontal supports are staggered to make them easier to nail.

Roof trusses

You will need to make three identical copies of the component in Figure 2.4.

Make sure the ends remain 1500mm apart when you nail the 717mm length to the longer lengths. If it is more or less than 1500mm from tip to tip you will have trouble at the next step.

If you have followed the instructions on this page, you now effectively have a kit set shed frame ready to be erected.