Compact Lumber Shed



Build a Space-Saving Lumber Shed. Holds lots of lumber in a thin profile!

Imperial (U.S.) Version AND Metric Version Included with Download

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When you order:

  • You’ll be immediately provided with an instant download link, and
  • A backup copy will be sent to you by email.

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  • The square footage of this shed is small enough that you are not likely to need a building
    permit to construct it on your property. That said, it is always a possibility (based on
    where you live), so make sure to check your local code before you begin.
  • Also, check the local code to make sure it is legal to place this shed in the desired
    location on your property. There are lots of rules about where you can place a structure
    on your property, even if a building permit is not required.
  • It is always a good idea to check with your neighbors and make sure they are okay with it.
    This is especially true if your neighbors can see the shed, or if it has any affect at all
    on their property. Keeping your neighbors happy will go a long way.


These instructions are a complete step by step guide that will show you how to build a compact lumber shed. These plans go along with a 3-part video series to help you with the build.

This project is designed to be an EASY build – no crazy joinery.

About the plans:

  • Formatted for normal sized (8.5″ x 11″) printer paper, so you can print them at home.
  • Includes Imperial (U.S.) version — Metric version coming soon!
  • They also include:
    • A complete shopping list for the materials you need.
    • A complete list of parts you need to cut with all the dimensions necessary (with images).
    • Step by step instructions that accompany and compliment the build video.

About this Lumber Shed:

  • Dimensions: 114″ (289cm) Wide (including roof overhang), 69″ (175cm) tall (not including blocks), 26″ (66cm) Deep (including roof overhang).
  • Interior Dimensions: 103″ (262cm) wide (maximum length board that can be stored), 57″ (145cm) tall, and 17″ (43cm) deep (maximum width of board that can be stored)
  • Designed to use common construction grade material.
  • Approximate cost to build: about $400 USD.

Tools required (or at least strongly suggested) to build this project:

  • Table Saw
  • Miter Saw
  • Framing Nailer (recommended, but not essential – you could use a hammer)
  • Drill (and a Drill Press, preferably) with the following bits: 3/16″, 1/4-20 thread tapping bit, 5/16″, 1″ boring bit (like a spade, or Forstner).
  • Bits for the metric version: Coming Soon!
  • Sandpaper
  • Angle grinder, chop saw, or at least a hack saw.
  • Sewing machine (unless you’re going to order a canvas that is fit to size)

Because this is a digital product, no refunds are allowed.


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