Plans from the pages of Popular Mechanics Magazine
Here are five beautiful
sheds and backyard barns that you can build from free drawings and do-it-yourself
building instructions by the editors of Popular Mechanics Magazine.
Backyard Barn Plans
Here's a beautiful and
versatile, colonial-style, all purpose backyard building
that you can use as a shed, workshop, cabana, pool house or lawn
At 10 x 16 ft., this handsome
is large enough for most backyard needs. It has an interior
partition so it serves double duty as a storage shed and an
all-weather children's playroom. Double doors on the side and
gable end make it easy to access the space.
Build a Stylish Multipurpose Garden Shed
This handsome Colonial-style garden shed is proof that form and function can coexist in a backyard
building. It isn't just practical, spacious and sturdy. It's also
beautifully designed to be an asset, not an eyesore, to any
Super Tool Shed Have
for your outdoor tools.
This design occupies a modest 6 x 8-ft. area—enough for a
variety of tools, but not so large that it dominates a backyard
landscape. The straightforward design is easy to expand—up to
about 8 x 12 ft.—to suit your storage needs. Before you begin
work, contact your local building codes office and find out
about necessary permits or other requirements for this type of
Build A Two-In-One Shed
Take care of all your outdoor storage needs with a
two-for-one backyard building.
Here's a handsome Colonial-Style storage shed that's one of the
most versatile, well-designed backyard buildings you'll ever
find. In fact, it's really two sheds in one: a 10 x 12-ft.
tool shed for general storage and an 8 x 10-ft. open-bay
extension that's ideal for keeping firewood stacked and dry. The
extension is also great for storing large items that might not
easily fit into the main shed, such as lawnmowers, bicycles,
patio furniture, wheelbarrows and stepladders.
Build Your Own Garden Tool Storage Shed From
Popular Mechanics' Plans If you're like most
homeowners, you know that there's no such thing as enough storage
space. There's a limit, after all, to the things you can squirrel
away in your basement and garage. What you really need is a shed
large enough to house an arsenal of outdoor power tools while
providing organized space for everything from rakes and shovels to
fertilizer and fuel.
Over the years, Popular Mechanics Magazine has featured a
variety of backyard building, home improvement and woodwork
projects as feature articles.
Now, they offer many of the best projects on their website.
These in-depth articles are illustrated with plans, photos and
detailed isometric views. They follow the building from the
planning stage through final finishing. So, they are
step-by-step guides that will help you build the perfect