Sheds are an important asset to any garden, backyard, or homestead. They keep our spaces organized and protect our tools from the elements. Whether you’re needing a traditional, simple shed for your home and garden products or a more decorative shed to bring aesthetics to your garden, there is a design out there that is right for you.
There are plenty of sheds and shed kits available online and at home and garden stores, but they can get pretty pricey. If you’re wanting to take matters into your own hands, we’ve found some (free) shed plans available online in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and styles.
No need to be an expert, plenty of these plans were created by everyday people who were wanting to save a couple of bucks.
Wood Shed Plans
Weston Potting Shed
For a multi-functional shed, check out this potting shed from Jamaica Cottage Shop. With a rustic, farmhouse-inspired look, this shed has a 6′ x 6′ area for potting and a 6′ x 8′ area for shed storage. There is also a window and workbench included in the plans.
For a charming post & beam option, check out this hardware shed from Jamaica Cottage Shop. At 6′ x 10′, this shed features a unique asymmetrical roof and a rounded door.
New Yorker Shed
With large, wide doors and a ramp, you can easily store away those items that are cluttering up your garage.
Church Street Shed Plans
The unique asymmetrical shape of this shed’s roof makes for an interesting design. The wide doors and windows are both functional and decorative.
6′ x 12′ Shed Plans
Available in 6′ x 10′ or 6′ x 8′, this shed features large doors and charming windows.
Tool Shed Plans
The angular shape of this shed’s roof gives the interior of the shed plenty of head space, making for an area that doesn’t feel cramped.
Large Saltbox Shed
These shed plans are large enough to serve as a garden shed or a mother-in-law suite. This shed is available in 12′ x 8′, 12′ x 10′, 12′ x 12′, 12′ x 14′, 12′ x 16′, 12′ x 18′, and 12′ x 20′.
Simple 8′ x 6′ Shed Plans
If you’re looking for a basic shed, this one is up your alley. The steps are descriptive, yet straight to the point, and the images give you a good idea of what your shed should look like at each step.
Small Cedar Picket Fence Shed Plans
Small and made from cedar, this shed saves you some cash by using fence pickets as siding. Add some matching hinges and latches and it’ll look like one of the expensive designer sheds at a big box store.
Classic 6×6 Shed Plans
Great for beginners, this lean-to tool shed has very detailed steps and images. The shed itself is the perfect size for keeping everything organized, but not taking up a ton of yard space.
Pallet Shed Plans
While these plans aren’t necessarily step by step, the images help illustrate what your shed should look like. The project can be relatively cheap, especially if you have pallets that are taking up space on your property. Keep in mind that this plan is very open ended, so it requires a little bit of creativity.
Garden Shed Plans
Four-Door Decorative Garden Shed Plans
This one is for all you up-cycling DIY lovers! This small but functional garden shed is made from 4 doors, each one being used as a wall. The recycled doors will give a vintage and antique look to any garden.
Lean To Shed Plans
5×7 Lean To Shed Plans
If you’re limited on area and need some storage space, this modest 5×7 shed is perfect. Fit the essentials without any frills.
Open Lean To Shed Plans
If a dry, covered area is all you’re needing from a shed, consider this option. Less material is needed for the walls, and the plans can be adapted to fit any size garage or home.
Large 8×16 Lean To Shed Plans
This shed will give you a much deeper area for items such as lawnmowers. The free plans give you a basic outline of the project, but if you pay for the full plans you’ll have more resources to help you out.
Backyard Shed Plans
Drive-Thru Backyard Shed Plans
Perfect for a riding lawn mower, this shed allows you to easily get your tools in and out.
Affordable Garbage Can Shed Plans
If you’re needing a shed for aesthetic appeal, you can build this one for only $30! This woman needed an easy way to cover up her garbage cans and ended up using 2x4s to build this simple shed.
Storage Locker Shed Plans
This storage locker is perfect for any odds and ends that you have hanging around your yard.
Whether its garden tools, bikes, or kids toys, this little shed is the perfect size for getting things organized.
Decorative Shed Plans
Colonial Style Shed Plans
These plans are easy to follow with step by step photo instructions. The classic colonial style will accent a traditional styled home and garden.
Schoolhouse Shed Plans
Bring a little bit of a classic style to your backyard with this schoolhouse shed plan. While it’s intended for garden and lawn tools, this could also be an awesome playhouse for the kids!
Classic Gambrel Style Shed Plans
If you’re looking to stick to the classics, check out this plan.
Up-Cycled Door Shed Plans
With the exterior walls made entirely of old doors and boards, this is a creative and sustainable option for a shed. It’s also customizable in that you can make it any size to suit your needs.