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Barn Shed Plans
Now everyone can have their own barn in the back yard. Our barn shed plans are designed to closely resemble a full sized barn. Building one of our shed barns in your backyard will bring a little bit of country side living to your yard or garden. Our gambrel shed design offers both the beauty and utility of this unique design. All of our gambrel designs that are 10' wide and larger have a overhead loft storage space up in the roof structure that almost doubles the useable floor squre footage of the shed. You can check out our Shed Heights page to see how much room is in these shed roofs.
Our barn shed plans are a great way to help you build the shed you want and need at a cost you can afford. Building your own shed from barn shed plans gives you a sense of satisfaction and pride knowing that you built it everytime you look out in the back yard or open its door.
Design Characteristics Of The Gambrel Roof
A gambrel barn shed roof has four roof planes, two on each side of the ridge. The upper slope is built using a shallow angle. The lower slope is steeper. This design creates a larger space under the roof structure that greatly increases the storage capacity and floor space of the shed. It also keeps the overall height of the shed lower than it would be if the same head clearance were built into traditional gable rafters.
Raised Center Aisle or Monitor Barn Shed Plans
The classic American monitor barn is another great barn style that has plenty of storage space. The monitor barn is characterized by a center barn that is raised up from the lower roofs on either side of the center structure. Our barn shed plan designs offer a large center space, and then two covered sides that are essentially lean to sheds.
Our raised center aisle shed is a gable style that has two roof planes meeting in the center with a single ridgeline. It does give some storage space up in the trusses but not quite as much as the gambrel garden shed.
Gambrel Barn Plans
Our gambrel roof shed plans and materials lists are available for download so that you can start pricing out your shed project and get building as soon as possible. Some of the included features are:
Materials List: All of our gambrel shed plans include a materials list. The list includes the fasteners needed. There is also a helpful numbering system that tells you where each part goes and corresponds with the framing plans for each part of the shed.
Wall Framing Plans: Each of the shed walls wall framing is shown to instruct you where each board goes. It includes dimensions so you know how long to cut each board and labels so you know what piece from the materials list should be used.
Rafter Templates: and details of each of the gambrel roof connections. The gambrel shed plans also include full sized templates for the roof framing angles to help eliminate the guesswork in putting this beautiful roof together.
Loft: The larger barn shed plans have a full sized loft up in the roof area and the smaller sheds use the roof area as part of the main floor storage space. Our loft design is built so that there is 7 feet of head room on the main level. This brings the loft floor down below the top plates of the shed walls which increases the storage space and headroom in the loft while still leaving plenty of headroom on the main level. All plans that have a loft include detailed instructions describing how to build the shed loft.
Foundation Plans: All of our gambrel roof shed plans include multiple foundation plans.
Doors: The shed door plans are included with each set of plans. Our larger barn shed designs have the ability to have either a pre-hung door that is purchased from a local door shop installed or you can build your own door(s) using the plans.
Build your Gambrel Barn Shed Today!
Our barn shed plans, materials list and the included How To Build A Shed eBook are designed to help you plan and build your own barn shed. The process typically includes:
The How To eBook shows you how to build the gambrel roof rafters as well as all the other components of the shed. We also have a helpful video series showing the basics of building a shed including floor and wall framing, installing siding and roof rafters, sheeting the roof, installing trim, building the shed door and painting.
So start today and and pick the gambrel barn shed design that is right for you. Check out our different sizes and designs by clicking on any of the barn shed plans links above to view more plan details.
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