Design and build you own Garden Shed or Storage Shed

Garden Shed Plans

Finally, after many weeks of thinking about it, you have decided to rejuvenate your Back Yard and build that Garden Shed that you have been talking about for months. There are many different Plans and Designs to choose from whether it be a smaller type of Garden Tool Shed, to a bigger and more sophisticated Workshop Shed.

Would you prefer a flat skillionOutdoor garden sheds, tool sheds and storage sheds roof maybe a Gable type roof, wooden floor or concrete floor, there is so much variety in what you can do now.

You now have one decision to make, am I going to design my Garden Shed myself, work out material and cutting lists, and if your a complete novice, be completely overwhelmed.

Designing And Building The Shed Yourself.


  • Choose an actual look and design you prefer.
  • Decide on a size to suit yourself, maybe you have to squeeze it into a specific area or you are bound by Local Authority Regulations.
  • Choose the type of floor you prefer, concrete or a wooden floor.


  • Designing a structure that will satisfy Local Authority By Laws.
  • Working out exact material lists, to cut down the wastage,
  • Unless you are a Carpenter/ Builder type person, working out and planning the building sequence of events.
  • Do you know what Stumps, Ant Caps, Bearers, Floor Joists, Bottom and Top Plates, Studs, Noggins, Ceiling Joists and Rafters are.

Brief Explanations of the above.

Stumps:- Usually 4″ x 4″ (100mm x 100mm) of either Redgum or Concrete.  The stumps sit in a Foundation Hole dug to a depth to suit the Soil Condition.  In the bottom of the hole a small pad of Concrete is laid and let to dry or a Base Plate of usually Redgum Timber is placed in the bottom.  The idea of these two ideas is to give the Building Stump a base to prevent it from subsiding.

Ant and Termite Caps:- Usually 8″ x 8″ (200mm x 200mm) made of Galvanized Metal, turned down at 45 degrees on the four sides. The caps sit on top of the Stumps between the Bearers with the turned down edges facing the ground.  These caps are used to stop the creepy crawly’s getting into your Bearers and Floor Joists.

Bearers:- Usually 4″ x 3″ (100mm x 75mm) These Timbers sit directly on top of the Stumps spanning from wall to wall, usually at 4′ (1200mm) apart.  These are the main Load Bearing members that support your frame.

Floor Joist:- Usually 4″ x 2″ (100mm x 50mm) The Joists sit on top of the Bearers at usually 1′ 4″ (400mm) apart. Some people may want Hardwood Floors placed directly on top of the Floor Joists, check with your Flooring supplier for their maximum span of the Flooring.  The Joists may need to be bought in closer together.

Bottom Plates:- Usually 4″ x 2″ (100mm x 50mm) These plates sit on top of the Floor Joists and are the supports for the Studs.

Studs:- Usually 4″ x 2″ (100mm x 50mm) The Studs sit on top of the Bottom Plates and support the Ceiling Timbers and Roof. In building practices of today, Studs have be known to be placed up to 2′ (600mm) apart.

Top Plates:- Usually 4″ x 2″ (100mm x 50mm) The Top Plates sit on top of the studs and make up the main wall frame.  These Plates are then the supports for the Ceiling Joists.

Noggins:- These are the timbers placed between the Studs for stability and to keep the wall square and braced.  The Noggins are placed at intermittent heights between the Top and Bottom Plates for complete stability of the wall.

Why not make it easier and savePrecise plans and designs for garden and storage sheds heaps of time and lots of $$$$$, by purchasing a ready to build, step by step plan for your new shed.

These Garden Shed Plans are a specific design, complete with all material lists and building sequence of events.

All of the Images I have placed onBuild a drive in Garden Shed to store your heavy equipment this page are some of the design ideas by Ryan Henderson, of the Garden Sheds, Tool Sheds or maybe Workshops you could build yourself.

Imagine being able to construct a Drive In Storage Shed like this for all your heavy equipment that you want to keep safe and out of the weather.

This is what the PERFECT set of Shed Plans should look like.

shed and storage shed designs and plans

With Cross Sectional Views of ALL Angles and Project Details.

So, lets look at everything you will get with these Shed Plans.

  • The biggest choice of designs and styles anywhere.
  • Detailed work drawings.
  • Drawings with all Cross Sectional Angles
  • Total Material Lists, no guessing and no wastage.
  • Precise Cutting List, no more mistakes.
  • And finally, NO MORE head scratching of what to do next.

If I have convinced you that this is the way to go on your Backyard Garden Shed or Workshop project, head over to the official site of Ryan Henderson and get your project off the ground now.

All this with Ryan’s 100% Money Back Guarantee if you are not 100% happy with your purchase.

Good luck with your Garden Shed building project.