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Shed Designs

We have multiple shed plans designs available.  Our free article center was formed to help you build, plan, and execute your wood working project as smoothly as possible.


Shed Designs
I'm going to give you a quick primer on different shed designs so you can learn a bit of the terminology we use here at the shed plan central command center!
There are four basic most common shed designs on the market today. The big difference between them is the roof style. There are more unique designs out there, but we are going to focus our shed plans on the most common popular styles that are easy to build by most beginning shed builders.
Gable Roof Shed
The most common is a Gable Roof Shed. A Gable Roof is a roof with 2 equal slopes, that have a peak in the center of the roof. On a gable shed, the two halves of the roof join together in the classic triangular shape.  Gable roofs are simple and economical to build and offer super load bearing and drainage capabilities.  A hip roof is former by sloping the ends of a gable roof toward the center.  This creates an overhang around all four sides of the structure.  Here is a picture of one of our Gable Roof Shed Plans:
Gambrel Roof Shed
The next most common roof style is the Gambrel Roof Shed. A Gambrel Roof shed has 4 slopes. A gambrel roof (so named after the hindquarter of a horse) is basically a gable roof with two slopes or pitches on each side.  It is the classic Barn Roof Design. It is a little more complicated to build. It offers a little more space above the door line for a loft due to the roof style. Here's a Gambrel Roof Shed Plan:
Saltbox Roof Shed
And there's the Saltbox Roof Style. Saltbox Sheds, also known as offset-ridge sheds, are quickly becoming the most popular sheds to build because of their ease to build couple with their architecture style. A Saltbox Shed has 2 unequal slopes on the roof, and they usually run side to side.  A Saltbox shed is similar to a gable roof shed except that storage space is added to the front and capped with a narrow roof section.  This creates a ridge line that's offset from the center, and also surprisingly more space inside.  Here, lets look at an example:

Lean To Shed
There is a 4th style too, the slant roof shed, also known as a Lean To Shed. These are the easiest to build because they are the easiest to frame, and popular were very little space is available and a shed needs to be put next to a house or other structure. Here's one of our slant shed plans, also called a lean-to design:

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