Bike Shed – Free DIY Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about bike shed plans. I have designed this small lean to shed with a side door, so you can store your bikes in a professional manner. If you have a few bikes that you want to protect from bad weather, this shed is the right choice so you get the job done in a professional manner. Remember that you need to read the local building codes before starting the construction, so you comply with the legal requirements. See my other shed plans 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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Bike Shed – Free DIY Plans

Building a bike shed

Building a bike shed

 

Materials

  • A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 45″ long FLOOR FRAME
  • C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long FLOOR
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 9 pieces – 69″ long, 1 piece – 89″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 1 piece – 48″ long, 4 pieces – 69″ long BACK WALL
  • E – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 3″ long, 1 pieces – 41″ long, 2 pieces – 66″ long, 2 pieces – 38″ long FRONT WALL
  • G – 6 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 48″x76″ long SIDING

Tools

Time

  • One Week

 

 

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How to build a 4×8 bike shed

Building the floor frame

Building the floor frame

The first step of the project is to build the frame for the bike shed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to cut the components at the right dimensions. Use a saw to cut the components from 2×4 lumber. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

Fit the 4×4 skids under the floor frame. Align the skids with attention and use screws to lock the frame to the skids. The skids will lift the frame from the ground and therefore, they will protect it from moisture.

Floor sheet

Floor sheet

Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the frame. Leave no gaps between the components.

Side wall frames

Side wall frames

Building the side wall frames is a straight forward process, as you need to cut all the components at the right dimensions and then lock them together tightly with 3 1/2″ screws. Place the studs every 16″ on center and check if the corners are square. Place double studs at both ends of the components for a professional result.

Front wall frame

Front wall frame

Next, you need to build the front wall frame. Cut all the components from 2×4 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs equally spaced. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs.

Back wall framing

Back wall framing

Next, build the back wall for the bike shed. Cut the components at the dimensions shown in the diagram and then use the same techniques described above to assemble the wall together tightly.

Assembling the shed frame

Assembling the shed frame

Fit the wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges with attention and plumb the wall frames with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws. In addition, you need to lock the adjacent wall together tightly. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention.

Front wall siding sheet

Front wall siding sheet

Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the front of the shed. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the sheets. Make cuts so you can fit the panels around the door opening. Insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing.

Back wall siding sheets

Back wall siding sheets

Fit the siding sheets to the sides of the shed, making sure you leave no gaps between them.

Back wall siding sheet

Back wall siding sheet

Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the back of the storage shed. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing.

Bike Shed Plans - Back view

Bike Shed Plans – Back view

This shed is sturdy and it is super easy to build, even if you don’t have a lot of framing experience. You can store several bikes in this shed, not to mention a lot of boxes and accessories. Moreover, this shed occupies a small space, so you can use the most of your space.

Bike Shed Plans

Bike Shed Plans

This is a very narrow shed, making it ideal for a small backyard. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 2 and PART 3 of the project so you learn how to build the roof and the front door for the storage shed. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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