When I first started building projects, I didn’t care if I worked in the gravel driveway on a cold day. I didn’t care if I had a little spot behind the boat, on the floor in the garage to work. I was so crazy about building, I found a way around anything to work on a project.
But over the years, slowly, tool by tool, I’ve been working up to a dedicated work space. And boy is it nice.
It’s kind of like having a sewing table. Or a potting bench for gardening. Or even a dedicated spot to make coffee in your kitchen. When you do something on a regular basis, it sure makes life easier to have a dedicated work station for it!
So when my friend Gina from Lady Goats wrote me saying, Help, Ana, I’m building in the rocks and dirt! I had to work with her to come up with a solution.
I hope this solution we came up with works for many of you too!
How much does this cedar shed cost to build?
Gina sent me a link to a cedar shed with a retail price of $1600. Okay, that’s more than the tools inside!
She wanted to use cedar, and I thought, what cheaper solution than cedar fence pickets for siding? At a couple of bucks each, Gina was able to make this shed for $255! And it’s cedar!
Gina is going to add a few fun things to the inside – like a miter saw cabinet and some door shelves, so stay tuned as we turn this shed into a workshop!
And here’s a few notes from Gina:
- I found it saved about $15-$20 to use this set of hinges & latch, instead of buying them individually. You’ll end up with two extra latches, but I’m sure they’ll come in handy elsewhere!
- Every minute I spent on this was timed, and the entire build took almost 8 1/2 hours (including roofing, excluding finishing). So this could definitely be a weekend project! – All of the components, unassembled, take up about 12″ of space! Maybe this info will come in handy for some of you! I would have definitely pre-built everything and assembled it after I got my HOA’s approval if I’d have known!
- This was my first roofing project, and this product made it SO EASY. They have videos on their website that explain everything. – The paneled doors were kind of tough to get tight. Use a pipe clamp! If you don’t have one, nail one corner of an end board and squeeze the boards together while someone else nails all of ’em.
- The roof allows you to put the shed about 8″ away from a structure (meaning there’s an 8″ gap between the shed and other structure). If you want to lessen that gap, you’ll have to resize the roof.
For lots more photos and tips, please check out Gina’s blog post here.
Cedar Storage Shed Plans
This shed plan can be built in panels first and then assembled on site –
The free step-by-step plans follow. Thanks for using our plans.
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