This step by step woodworking project is about free 14×16 barn shed plans. I have designed this large gambrel shed so you can create storage space for your tools, outdoor furniture and more. You can create a loft to the shed and you can add windows, if you want to use it as an workshop. Remember that you need to read the local building codes before selecting the right location for the shed and before building the shed. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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14×16 Barn Shed Plans
- A – 5 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 192″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 192″ long, 13 pieces – 165″long FLOOR FRAME
- C – 5 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long FLOOR
- D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 161″ long, 1 piece – 168″ long, 2 pieces – 44 1/2″ long, 6 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 86″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 185″ long, 1 piece – 192″ long, 11 pieces – 91 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALLS
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 161″ long, 1 piece – 168″ long, 8 pieces – 91 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- G – 8 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long, 5 pieces – 48″x94 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 24″x94 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 7″x48″ long, 1 piece – 7″x24″ long SIDING
- 5 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16′
- 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 14′
- 38 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 14 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 1 5/8″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- skid ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
How to build the floor and walls for a 14×16 barn shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the 14×16 barn shed. Cut all the joists at the right dimensions and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular joists. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush for a professional result.
Lay the skids to the location of the shed. Fit the floor frame to the skids and align the edges with attention. Use rafter ties and screws to secure the skids to the frame.
The next step is to lay the 3/4′ plywood sheets to the floor floor of the barn shed. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then lay them to the floor. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the rafters.
The net step of the project is to build the side wall frames for the barn shed. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then assemble the frames with 3 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. As you can see in the plans, you need to double the studs that are placed at both ends of the wall frame. Fit a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the double studs.
Frame the front wall for the barn shed from 2×4 lumber, as well. Use 2×6 lumber for the double header. Fit a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the double header components. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.
You can easily adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs as shown in the diagram.
Frame the back wall of the shed using the techniques described above and 2×4 lumber.
After building the dour wall frames you need to lay them to the floor of the shed. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws through the bottom plates into the shed floor. Make sure the corners are square, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the adjacent walls together, as well.
Attach the T1-11 siding sheets to the front wall of the 14×16 gambrel shed. Cut the sheets to a height of 94 1/2″ and then attach it to the front wall. As you can see in the image, you need to inset the sheets 1 1/2″ front the top plates. Use 6-8d nails to secure the sheets to the wall frame, every 8″.
Attach the T1-11 siding to the back wall of the barn shed, as well. Insert the sheets 1 1/2″ from the top plates, making sure you leave no gaps between the them. Use 6-8d nails to secure the sheets to the wall framing, every 8″.
Fit the siding panels to the sides of the barn. Align these sheets to the top plates and lock them into place with 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
This 14×16 storage shed provides a large surface for sheltering tools, outdoor furniture and even more. The double doors create an easy access to the interior of the shed. You can even use this storage shed as a workshop. Check out PART 2 and PART 3 of the project for the rest of the instructions.
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