Free Loafing Shed Plans

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

Building a 12x24 loafing shed

Building a 12×24 loafing shed

 

Materials

  • 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

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

Build a 12×24 loafing shed

Base Components

Base Components

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.

Building the base for the shed

Building the base for the shed

Assemble the beams together, making sure the corners are square. Add glue to the joints, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws.

Building the side walls

Building the side walls

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.

Assembling the back wall

Assembling the back wall

Build the back wall in the same manner, as described above.

Assembling the frame of the shed

Assembling the frame of the shed

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.

Side roof end frames

Side roof end frames

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.

Fitting the side roof end frames

Fitting the side roof end frames

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.

Attaching the back siding

Attaching the back siding

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.

Side siding

Side siding

Attach the T1-11 siding sheets to the sides, as well. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with 4d nails.

Loafing shed plans

Loafing shed plans

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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