Goat Shed Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about free goat shed plans. I have designed this simple goat shelter, so you can keep your animals warm and protected from the elements. 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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Goat Shed Plans

Building a goat shelter

Building a goat shelter

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 120″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 7 pieces – 81 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 44 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 6 1/4″ long FRONT WALL
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 8 pieces – 57″ long BACK WALL
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 5 pieces – 57″ long, 1 piece – 5 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 11 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 18 1/4″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x84 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 36″x84 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x60″ long, 1 piece – 24″x60″ long WALLS

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

How to build a goat shed

Building the base beams

Building the base beams

The first step of the project is to build the base for the goat shed. Make notches to both ends of the 4×4 beams, so you can interlock them together. Make parallel cuts to the marked areas and then remove the excess with a chisel. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Building the base of the shelter

Building the base of the shelter

After building the beams, you should join them together, as shown in the plans. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes through the top beams and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly.

Front wall frame

Front wall frame

Build the front wall frame for the goat shed from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions, after taking accurate measurements. Drill pilot holes through the top plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs as shown in the diagram, otherwise you won’t be able to attach the siding sheets. Fit 2×4 double headers to the door opening. Toe-nail the headers to the studs.

Side wall frame

Side wall frame

Continue the project by assembling the side wall frames for the goat shed. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs.

Goat Shed Plans

Goat Shed Plans

Build the back wall for the goat shed in the same manner described above.

Assembling the frame of the goat shelter

Assembling the frame of the goat shelter

Fit the wall frames to the base of the goat shelter. Drill pilot holes through the base plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the beams. Use a spirit level to plumb the walls and make sure the corners are square. Lock the adjacent walls together with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.

Back wall siding

Back wall siding

Cut the siding sheets from T1-11 at the right dimensions. Align the sheets to the wall frames and then lock them into place with 6-8d nails. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a neat result.

Front wall siding

Front wall siding

Attach the T1-11 siding sheets to the front of the goat shelter. Make a few cuts to the sheet that goes around the opening and lock it to the framing with 6-8d nails.

Goat Shelter Plans

Goat Shelter Plans

Make sure you check out PART 2 of the project, so you learn how to build the roof for the goat shelter. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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