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
- 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
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 30 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 3 1/2″ screws, 1 1/4″ screws
- 6d nails
- wood glue, stain/paint, wood filler
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
How to build a goat shed
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.
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.
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.
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.
Build the back wall for the goat shed in the same manner described above.
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.
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.
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.
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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