This step by step woodworking project is about generator shed plans. I have designed this large 5×7 portable enclosure so you can store a generator really nice and have a super easy access inside, using the double front doors and the top lid. My plans come with step by step instructions and you can easily adjust all the dimensions to suit your needs. 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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Generator Shed Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long, 7 pieces – 57″ long FRAME
- B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x60″ long, 1 piece – 36″x60″ long FLOOR
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 53″ long, 4 pieces – 57″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long, 7 pieces – 72 1/4″ long BACK WALL
- F – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long, 2 pieces – 6″ long, 6 pieces – 57″ long, 2 pieces – 72″ long FRONT WALL
- 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 27 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 1 1/2″ brad nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- 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
- One Week
Building a generator shed – Step by step
The first step of the project is to build the floor for the generator shed. Cut all the joists from 2×4 lumber at the dimensions described in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components.
Attach the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Build the front frame for the generator shed from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the double header and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the vertical studs.
Build the side walls for the generator shed in the same manner described above.
Assemble the back wall for the generator enclosure, as well. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square.
Fit the walls to the floor of the shed, aligning the edges with the floor of the shed. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. In addition, lock the adjacent walls together tightly with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.
Make sure you check out PART 2 of the shed, so you learn how to frame the roof, the roof lid and the double front doors.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours.
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