Building a pool cabana is as easy as building a shed as the main structure and then adding details to provide the functionality and look of a tiki hut. This pool cabana was built using our 10×16 Cape Cod shed plans and adding some artistic architectural flair.
A wet bar with a working counter behind it under the covered porch was added. It was framed by constructing smaller walls with the counters on top. Electricity was added to the bar area and the shed so lighting and electrical outlets could be added. This made it possible to have a refrigerator and be able to run small appliances like the all important blender.
Architectural details like Tahiti thatch long grass roofing added to the roof fascia above the porch and bar area give the pool cabana a tropical design flair. A small sun deck added to one end of the bar area. It continues the nautical theme by using a handrail made from 1 1/2″ manila rope and dock posts lashed together using 3/4″ manila rope.
Check out more photos of this and other garden shed plans that can be used as a pool cabana here: http://www.icreatables.com/sheds/photo-gallery-garden-sheds-plans.html
Plans for this shed design are on our Garden Shed Plans page
Pool Cabana Patio Deck
This is a 12×16 shed design with a garage door installed on the 12′ gable end wall of the shed. The shed was modified slightly to make the garage door 6 feet wide and 7 feet tall. The plans show an 8 foot wide door. Putting a large door on a shed is a great way to allow easier access to your sheds interior storage area. Shed plans are easily modified to make the shed doors the size you need. Windows can also be added. Our How To Build A Shed manual and free shed building videos https://www.icreatables.com/sheds/shed-building-videos.html show how to frame window and door openings.
The owner said about building the shed: “Started the siding today!! For someone who has never built anything, your plans are spot on and easy to follow. Thanks again.”
You can view more photos of this shed at https://www.icreatables.com/sheds/shed-owners-picture-gallery.html
The plans to this and other sheds with garage doors can be found on iCreatables.com at https://www.icreatables.com/sheds/shed-plans-garage.html
12×16 shed plans with garage door
Wall framing for shed with garage door. Note garage door header construction.
Built in Florida, this 3×12 lean to shed was built in Florida! This is a perfect example of how to use the sometimes seemingly “unusable” space between your house and the property line to add useful storage space.
This shed is 3′ deep and runs down the side of the house 12′. If you have an 8′ side yard setback and build a 3′ deep shed you will have over 4′-6″ of space between the front of the shed and the property line to move larger items like lawnmowers and bikes.
The pictures below show how to maximize your storage space by adding shelving on the ends of the shed and hooks on the walls. Keeping things off the floor by hanging them on the walls of the shed allows you to walk in and access the storage shelving on the ends of the shed. The shelving in the ends of the shed is the perfect way to use space that would otherwise be relegated to a single item sitting on the floor. With the addition of shelves you can maximize the storage potential of the dark corners of your sheds interior spaces.
The owner said: “Finally done!!! Thanks for the awesome plans!!”
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Lean to shed built on side of home to add extra storage
Backyard shed storage shelving.
This beautiful gambrel small barn shed was built in Oakland California. The owner/builder modified the plans a bit by moving the double doors to the long wall and offsetting them to one side. Several windows were also added including a window next to the double doors and an octagon window on the gable end of the shed.
The owner said “Hi, I wanted to show you how the shed came out.
I’m really happy with the final result. The plans were very clear and I felt confident in customizing the windows and door placement. I had never built anything like this before. I now have a great workshop with a huge storage loft…” Wayne
Gambrel shed designs offer the most storage space per square foot of ground taken up. On most plans it adds about 75% more storage space. The increased storage space comes from the larger roof which allows a big loft area with lots of head room. The overhead height in the loft area of these sheds depends on the width of the shed.
This shed had a workbench built onto the wall of the shed which made a great permenant work space along one of the shed walls.
You can see the plans to this and other small barn gambrel sheds on iCreatables.com at http:/www.icreatables.com/sheds/shed-plans-barn.html
Check out more photos of this and other gambrel sheds at http://www.icreatables.com/sheds/photo-gallery-gambrel-sheds.html
10×12 gambrel barn shed plans by iCreatables.com
This awesome shed was built in Alexandria Virginia. It is a 6×12 lean to style backyard shed. It has been modified slightly from the original design with the addition of two windows, one on each side of the home built doors. All of our larger lean to sheds come with the option to home build doors or purchase pre-hung doors.
This shed was also built using treated lumber for the floor framing. This allows the shed floor framing to sit directly on a gravel bed.
Our How To Build A Shed manual comes with instructions on how to frame and install windows on your shed. The How To Build A Shed eBook comes free with all plan purchases. https://www.icreatables.com/sheds/how-to-build-shed/how-to-build-a-shed-ebook.html
The owner said:
“Hi, I used your lean to shed plans and modified the design to suit my preferences. I added two windows and utilized double doors. This was the first shed I ever built and the designs made it quite easy to follow and build. It took me about 7 working days to complete with a helper and I had most of the tools such as a framing nail gun, miter, impact drill, and circular saw. The shed cost me much more than most prefabricated, but I did enjoy the project and the build quality is much higher as compared to demo sheds at home depot and elsewhere. This shed is really solid and I installed 4 circular vents on the sides to help deal with heat and moisture.
Check out my completed 12×6 shed.
You can view the plans to this an other lean to sheds at http://www.icreatables.com/sheds/shed-plans-lean-to.html
Check out more photos of this an other lean to sheds on our shed photo gallery: https://www.icreatables.com/sheds/photo-gallery-lean-to-sheds.html
This garage door shed plan was built in Yuma Arizona. It was built in about 8 days and the owner said that “the plans were top notch” You can read the total review on our Facebook account page here: http://www.facebook.com/IcreatablesSheds
This shed is designed to use an overhead garage door. It can be either a roll up door or a overhead panel garage door. This shed was built using an overhead roll up door. You can view pictures of the door installed on the shed on our site iCreatables.com here: http://www.icreatables.com/sheds/photo-gallery-garage-door-sheds.html
The plans to this and other garage door shed designs can be viewed on iCreatables.com here: http://www.icreatables.com/sheds/shed-plans-garage.html
Garage door shed designs are great for parking ATV’s, large tool storage, yard and garden equipment protection. They also work well for workshops where you need to move large equipment and materials in and out of the shed or simply make your work space larger by opening the door.
12×16 Shed with garage door built in Arizona
This 8×12 backyard shed plan was built in Merritt Island Florida! It is a beautiful example of how nice you can build your own shed to fit perfectly with your storage needs and backyard space requirements.
The 8×12 gable shed is designed to be built at an economical price and keep the building process simpler. It does this by using a home built shed door, minimal roof overhangs and shorter wall heights.
You can see free plans for a shed ramp here: https://www.icreatables.com//sheds/shed-ramp.html
Thanks, I finished my shed and love it. I get comments everyday by people saying how nice it looks.
I have never built anything close to this and it went up with very little difficulty and I didn’t have any help at any point of the build.
Thanks again from Merritt Island, Florida.
Check out the plans to this and other backyard shed designs at https://www.icreatables.com//sheds/shed-plans-backyard.html
8×12 Backyard Shed Design and Plans
This 3×12 lean to shed was built in Los Angeles California. It was built under an existing deck so the shed floor was built using pressure treated floor joists so the joists could sit directly on the concrete floor. This kept the overall height of the shed low enough to be built under the deck. This is a great way to provide secure storage under a deck.
The owner said “…glad to share. Thanks for answering all of my questions over the year, and the you tube videos were a great help also.”
The plans to other lean to shed designs can be found on our website at http://www.icreatables.com/sheds/shed-plans-lean-to.html
Check out more photos of lean to shed plans at http://www.icreatables.com/sheds/shed-owners-picture-gallery.html
3×12 lean to shed plans
These are photos of a 10×14 Run in Shed with a wood rail foundation. It was built for a camp in New York. The roof pitch was changed from 4 in 12 to 6 in 12 and a few additional trusses were added to handle snow loads greater than 40 lbs. This run in shed design uses a 6×6 treated wood foundation rail and tow straps at each corner which allows the run in shed to be moved by towing it and also often alleviates the need for a building permit because the structure is not permanently attached to the ground. Check with your local building department to find our about permitting requirements for your area.
You can view many more photos of this horse shed being built at http://www.icreatables.com/sheds/photo-gallery-horse-barn-run-in-sheds-plans.html
The plans to this and other small horse barns are on iCreatables.com at http://www.icreatables.com/sheds/shed-plans-run-in.html
10×14 Run In Shed by iCreatables
This is our 4×4 Chicken coop with a lean to style roof. It is a simple to build coop that is designed to house about 4 large chickens or 6 bantam chickens. This is a great chicken coop design if you want to raise backyard chickens. It uses a 4’x4′ space in your yard or garden and is inexpensive to build. The plans also include instructions on how to build a chicken run. The chicken run is helpful if you do not have a fenced yard.
Built in Portland Oregon, the owner said ” I had a lot of fun and the plans were very helpful.”
The 4′ dimensions keeps the materials used to build the chicken coop to a minimum.
The materials include:
- 16 2×4 boards used for legs, floor, wall and roof framing.
- 1 sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 2 sheets of 4×8 Grooved Siding
- 1 sheet of 4×8 O.S.B. sheeting
- 2 sheets of Corrugated roofing, plus a sheet of translucent roofing if you want to add a skylight.
- Hardware including hinges, nails and bolt latch.
Check out the chicken coop plans to this and several other chicken coops on our website iCreatables.com.
You can see more photos of this and other chicken coops on our owners chicken coop photo page:
4×4 chicken coop plans