Garden sheds are familiar sights in almost all homes. These small structures serve as storage spaces for garden tools like rakes, shovels, hose and even bigger ones like mowers. Garden sheds can also be used as a little garden to grow small plants and serve as a nursery to bigger ones. The uses of the garden shed in a home is numerous and is based on the owner; some garden shed owners use their garden shed as a workspace for other DIY guides.
It is common to see a garden shed when you move into a new house, but if your home does not have one and you’re looking to build one yourself, we’ll go through some unique garden shed plans you can implement.
Most of these plans can be put together without any construction or engineering background; a few others may need a little technical know-how to accomplish.
1. Small, Classy DIY Garden Shed
This DIY plan is made with saving cost in mind. The size of this shed and the plan itself is designed to use less space and ultimately less building materials. The roof is made of fibreglass shingles which is easy to install and lightweight.
This plan can easily be accomplished with little or no Engineering knowledge as it is a straightforward guide and all the materials needed are listed.
2. 10 × 12 Hip Roof Garden Shed
This 10 × 12 garden shed plan gives you more room to store your garden tools, including machines like a mower. The size also allows you to install features like a skylight and an air conditioner. It comes with a garage-style rolling door which allows more significant items to move in and out of the shed quickly.
3. The Mini Garden Shed
At 4.5 × 2.25, this is a tiny garden shed plan that is not only easy to make but also very detailed. Anybody with a little woodworking knowledge will be able to assemble this garden shed. Because of its size, you only need very few building materials to put this together.
You can easily store rakes, shovels, cutlasses and smaller garden tools. The base of this shed is fitted with rails that raise the shed off the ground and also make it possible for the shed to be dragged to different locations in your house.
4. The Pallet Shed
This garden shed is inexpensive to make as it makes use of pallets which are very cheap to get. Pallets are made from the solid oak tree and are used by shipping companies to package goods during shipping; after that, it’s mostly dumped.
The body and base of this shed are made of pallets. Making this pallet shed yourself will cost you very little as you can get the pallets for almost free. This design makes use of glass sliding doors to increase the lighting inside the shed.
5. Under Eaves Garden Shed
This is a tiny garden shed that is attached to the side of your house. This plan involves the use of two barn-style doors that gives this little space full lighting. The doors are made of lumber wood which you can quickly assemble.
Because this shed is attached to the side of your house, you’ll only need a few materials to build this. The inside is lined with hooks for hose, shovels and other smaller garden tools.
6. Drive-Thru Garden Shed
At 8 × 11, this is a reasonably large garden shed as it is used to store both large gardening machines like mowers. Because of its size and style, you might need a little more than basic woodworking experience to accomplish this.
This shed comes with two doors on either side; this is so tractors can move in from one door and out through the other. Flooring using this pole barn style, reducing the cost of building this shed while still allowing you to enjoy the shed.
7. Garden Closet Shed
This garden shed offers you a uniquely styled small garden shed to store small garden tools and clothing while using as little space as possible just like a regular closet.
This shed is attached to the side of your house, so you get to save cost by using fewer building materials. The guide is also precise, but it’ll take a novice a longer time to complete.
8. Shed With a Front Porch
Looking for a big garden shed with a front porch where you can relax after a long day’s work on the garden? Then this plan will be perfect for you. At 16 × 8, this is a decent-sized garden shed that can accommodate shelves, hooks, a work table and still have room. It has several windows to increase the natural lighting in the shed.
Its front porch is its biggest draw as you can sit there away from the scorching summer sun while admiring your lovely garden.
9. The Outdoor Storage Locker
Just like its name, this garden shed is styled like a locker. Its small size and height makes it not only easier to make but also makes your garden area less cumbersome and light and sunlight can reach all areas.
Despite its height, this garden shed is big enough to store many garden tools. Its inside is fitted with hooks and rails for proper storage of the tools. You can also decide to have electricity connected to the shed.
10. 8 × 10 Garden Shed
This is an easy to follow garden shed pla, and at a size of 8 × 10, it can fit in a number of garden tools and outdoor materials. This is a traditional garden shed design with one door and no windows.
It is made on skids which makes it moveable. You can easily change its location to suit your needs.
11. The Gambrel Garden Shed
This garden shed gives you the room you need while still sitting on a skid so you can move it whenever you want. Most garden sheds on skids are smaller, but this shed design gives you more room for your shelves and tools.
It comes with a big door, and no windows like that traditional garden shed design.
12. 8 × 8 Lean-to Garden Shed
This garden shed design is simple and easy to follow. It comes with a single door and no windows. Its size is decent enough to store small garden tools like rakes and shovels. It also has room for you to walk in.
13. The Basic Backyard Shed
As the name implies, this is a basic garden shed design with a single door and window. It does not involve fancy designs making it a beginner-friendly shed. Its size is decent enough to accommodate moderately sized garden tools while allowing you room to Move around.
Whatever your skill level or taste is, there’s something for you among these 13 ideas to set up your garden shed. You should figure out what you intend to store, the space you have available and the resources needed, these will guild you to choose the best design for your garden shed.