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A Narrow Backyard Shed
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bullet Page one: Introduction - Parts List
bullet Page two: Plans - Layout
bullet Page three: Plans - Front and Roof
bullet Page four: Plans - Rear and Sides
bullet Page five: Instructions
bullet Page six: Instructions continued
bullet Page seven: Making a Door
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This narrow backyard shed is suitable for the smaller backyard or garden or for those that do not want to use more area than necessary.

With a footprint (ground area) of 2100mm (7ft) wide by only 1200mm (4ft) deep this shed could be considered compact but you will be amazed just how much will go into it.

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The shed stands 2600mm (8' - 8") high at the apex and tapers down to 1400mm (4' - 8') high at the sides.

Double doors make for an easy access into the whole of the inside area allowing the shed to be fully utilized.

The narrow shed is very strong. It is constructed out of 100x50 (2x4) framing lumber, vertical board-and-batten siding and overlapping board roof. The floor is plywood on 100x50 (2x4) floor joists that sit on skids thus making the shed 'relocatable'.

To begin building your Narrow Shed start at the instructions page. The Parts List and the Disclaimer are below.

The Parts List

Note 1: All dimensions are in both metric and imperial. Measurements are given first in millimeters followed by ft and/or inches in brackets.

Note 2: The size (width and thickness) of the lumber referred to in the 'Parts List' below is the nominal size. Because most framing lumber is dressed or seasoned the actual size of the lumber will be less than the nominal size.
For example: 100x50 (2x4) lumber when dressed or seasoned will have an actual size of approximately 90x45 (1 1/2"x 3 1/2").
The measurements given in all the plans in this project are the 'actual sizes'.

Part ID/Size For Amount and Lengths Comments
Floor and Sub-floor
[a] Skids 100x100 (4x4) Under floor 2 pieces 1200mm (48") Treated
[b] Joists 100x50 (2x4) Floor frame 6 pieces 2010mm (81") Treated
[c] End joists 100x50 (2x4) Floor frame 2 pieces 1200 (48") Treated
[e] Floor panel 18mm (3/4") plywood Floor 1 piece 2100x1200 (4ft x 7ft) Cut from standard 2400x1200 (4ft x 8ft) sht
Frame: Wall and Roof
[f] Bottom plates 100x50 (2x4) Front/rear walls 2 pieces 2100mm (84")  
Side walls 2 pieces 1020mm (41")  
[g] Top plates 100x50 (2x4) Side walls 2 pieces 1020mm (41")  
[h] Studs 100x50 (2x4) Side walls 6 pieces 1175mm (47 5/8")  
Front wall 2 pieces 1200mm (48")
2 pieces 1500 (60")
Cut 45° angle one end of all front wall studs
Rear wall 2 pieces 1200mm (48")
2 pieces 1500 (60")
2 pieces 1950 (78")
Cut 45° angle one end of all rear wall studs
[i] Trimmer studs 100x50 (2x4) Front wall 2 pieces 1480 (59 3/4") Cut 45° angle one end of both trimmer studs
[j] Apex block 100x50 (2x4) Rear wall 1 piece 300 (12") Cut to suit
[k] Blocking 100x50 (2x4) All walls Cut to suit. Approximately 14m (46ft) altogether.  
[l] Raking Top Plate 100x50 (2x4) 4 pieces 1530mm (61 3/16") Front and rear walls Cut 45° angle both ends
[m] Raking header 100x50 (2x4) Front wall 2 pieces 1040mm (41 5/8") Cut 45° angle both ends
[n] Ridge blocking 100x50 (2x4) Ridge Cut to suit. Approximately 1000mm (40") altogether.  
[o] Brace blocking 100x50 (2x4) Rear and side walls Cut to suit. Approximately 5.5m (18ft) altogether.  
[p] Galvanized metal strap ties Tie raking top plates together 2 pieces 300mm (12")  
[z] Rafters 100x50 (2x4) Roof 2 pieces 1485mm (59 3/8") Cut 45° angle both ends
Exterior Cover: Siding and Roof
[q] Building wrap / Builders felt Wrap frame 15 sq meters (160 sq ft)  
[r] Vertical board 250x25 (1x10) Siding 36 meters (120 ft) altogether  
[s] Vertical batten 75x25 (1x3) Siding 36 meters (120 ft) altogether  
[t] Trim 100x25 (1x4) Exterior corners and around door opening 10.5 meters (35ft) altogether  
[u] Roof sheathing 12mm (1/2" plywood) Roof 2 pieces 1500mm x 1200mm (4ft x 5ft)  
[v] Roof boards 250x25 (1x10) Roof cover 16 pieces 1200mm (48")  
[w] Galvanized V shaped ridge flashing Roof ridge 1 piece 1200mm (48")  
[x] Barge board 150x25 (1x6) Gables 4 pieces 1800mm (72")  
[y] Barge cap 100x25 (1x4) Cables 4 pieces 1800mm (72")  
[d1] Slats 150x25 (1x6) tongue and groove Door 10 pieces 2250mm (90")  
[d2] Brace 100x25 (1x4) Door bracing 9.5 meters (32ft)  
[d3] Astragal 50x25 (1x2) Door 1 piece 2250mm (90")  
[d4] Stop 50x25 (1x2) Door stop 5 meters (17ft)  
[d5] Hinges 150mm (6") "T" hinges Doors 6 of  

Disclaimer: Please read
These plans are for personal use only. It is the users's responsibility to apply for any required permits or consents and to build in accordance with the local building code.
Although all due care is taken, no responsibility is accepted by Buildeazy for any wrongful information, omissions, or any other irregularities regarding any plan set or Buildeazy article. This project is to be undertaken at the user's own risk. Buildeazy accepts no responsibility for any injury to any person occurring while using or undertaking this project or any other Buildeazy project, either directly or indirectly.
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