This step by step woodworking project is about free loafing shed plans. This 12×24 loafing shed is ideal for any farm, as it is ideal to store equipment or even small tractors. In addition, the open front wall is opened and large, so that you can access the shelter easily. Check out PART 2 of the project so you learn how to build the roof. 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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Loafing Shed Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 144″ long, 2 pieces – 288″ long BASE
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long, 10 pieces – 80 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 281″ long, 13 pieces – 80 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- D – 1 piece – 134 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 139″ long, 1 piece – 2 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 8 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 14 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 21″ long, 1 piece – 27″ long, 1 piece – 33″ long 2xROOF SIDE ENDS
- E – 12 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x84″ long SIDING
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 12′
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 24′
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24′
- 1 piece of 2×10 lumber – 24′
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 37 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 12 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 100 pieces of 3 1/2″ screws
- 500 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
- 100 pieces of 1 5/8″ screws/brad nails
- 4d nails
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
Build a 12×24 loafing shed
The first step of the project is to build the base for the loafing shed. Therefore, you have to cut the components from 4×4 lumber. Make the notches at both ends of the beams, as seen in the diagram. Make parallel cuts to the beams and the clean the recess with a chisel.
Assemble the beams together, making sure the corners are square. Add glue to the joints, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws.
Assemble the side walls for the loafing shed using 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Align everything with attention, making sure the corners are square.
Build the back wall in the same manner, as described above.
Fit the walls to the base of the shed. Plumb the walls with a spirit level, drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the base. In addition, lock the adjacent walls together with screws, after drilling pilot holes. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square.
Build the frames for the lean to sides. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then lock them together 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes to prevent the woo from splitting.
Fit the frames to the side walls. Plumb the walls with a spirit level, drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the back of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges with attention and use 4d nails to secure the sheets to the framing.
Attach the T1-11 siding sheets to the sides, as well. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with 4d nails.
If you want to learn how to frame the roof for the loafing shed, you need to take a look over PART 2. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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