7×7 Garden Shed Plans & Blueprints For Making A Wooden Shed In Your Backyard

7x7 Gable ShedThese 7×7 shed plans & blueprints show you how to build a modest garden shed with an optional hutch. This shed can be used for storage or as an outhouse.

It can even be converted to a workshop by adding a workbench. If you put a few shelves on the walls and add some potted plants then you can also turn it into a potting shed.

#1. 7×7 Shed Plans For Building The Shed Foundation

7x7 Garden Shed Plans Blueprints 1 Front Overview
7x7 Garden Shed Plans Blueprints 2 Front Detail
7x7 Garden Shed Plans Blueprints 9 Footing Detail

  1. Create the pits for the footings at a depth which is more than the frost line in your area.
  2. Make the pits about one foot wide to allow for minor corrections later.
  3. Install four 4×4 posts into the four pits by using temporary braces to hold them vertical.
  4. The concrete will be poured in the pits later.

#2. Gable Garden Shed Plans For Crafting The Wall Frame

7x7 Garden Shed Plans Blueprints 3 Section Detail
7x7 Garden Shed Plans Blueprints 4 Side Elevation
7x7 Garden Shed Plans Blueprints 5 Front Framing
7x7 Garden Shed Plans Blueprints 6 Rear Framing

  1. Attach the rim joist with the foundation posts using hangers such that their outer faces remain parallel.
  2. Connect the floor joists to the rim joists on the sides with hangers as shown in the 7×7 shed plans.
  3. Nail plywood decking to the floor.
  4. Create the walls using a top plate, studs and a sole plate. The studs must have a distance of 16 inches between them.
  5. Craft the openings for the doors and windows into the walls and let the sole plate remain below the door.
  6. Hoist the walls and nail them to the foundation posts using galvanized nails.
  7. Verify that the foundation posts are vertical and then fill the pit around each post with concrete.
  8. Once the concrete has dried, saw the tops of the posts to make them level with the side walls,
  9. Install another top plate over the side walls overlapping the top of the posts.
  10. Fasten another top plate over the rear and front walls covering the posts in the other direction.

#3. Construct The Roof Frame Of Your Backyard Shed

7x7 Garden Shed Plans Blueprints 8 Eave Detail

  1. Install the ridge board among the rear and front walls by toenailing it.
  2. Make the birds mouth cuts of the rafters about 3.5 inch long at the place where they will fit over the top plate.
  3. The seat cuts will be at right angles to the plumb cuts.
  4. Allow the tails of the rafter to be longer than needed, they can be sawed off later.
  5. Connect 5 rafters on either side of the ridge beam by spacing them out evenly as shown in the diagram.
  6. Saw off the tails of the rafters such that the fascia will accurately fold around the corners.
  7. The siding furrows touch the sub-fascia such that there is enough space for ventilating the roof.
  8. Attach plywood sheathing to the roof and then cover it with felt and shingles.
  9. Take care to also cover the ridge beam when laying the shingles.
  10. Slide the roof flashing and door trim beneath the siding before securing them to the studs.
  11. Slide the Z flashing beneath the lower end of the siding and on top of the skirts.

#4. Outdoor Shed Plans For Creating The Door And Window

7x7 Garden Shed Plans Blueprints 7 Side Patterns

  1. The door is created using siding and is strengthened with 2×4 lumber boards.
  2. Secure the door to the frame using three strap hinges fastened to pads such that they remain level with the trimming of the door.
  3. Connect a brace from the upper hinge to the lower end of the door diagonally for strengthening the door even more.
  4. You can create the window using polycarbonate plastic held inside a simple wooden frame and attach thin sections of lattice for making it more aesthetic.

#5. Add Trimming To Your Gable Shed

  1. Nail the fascia and sub-fascia over the siding and cover it with molding so that the upper and lower edges are trimmed.
  2. Connect a metal drip edge over the fascia and below the deck of the roof.
  3. Secure corner boards to the back and front facades such that they touch the side corner boards.
  4. Saw the corner boards to appropriate length so that they fit snugly between the fascia and skirts.

#6. Making The Ramp

  1. The ramp can be created using 2×6 lumber fastened to decking boards.
  2. Ramp should be long enough to accommodate an angle of 45 degrees or lesser.
  3. Attach footholds at intervals of one foot over the ramp so that you can easily move heavy objects over the ramp without slipping.

#7. Assembling The Trellis

  1. Cut out and attach the lattice as displayed in the diagram for the elevation.
  2. Trace the line where 2 boards cover each other with a pencil.
  3. Chisel the wood on either side of the pencil line to about half the thickness of the wood and create half-lap connections. Put the structure together again by connecting the boards.
  4. Create support for your potted plants by weaving among the wooden boards using plastic coated wires.
  5. Once the patter is complete you can nail the joints to each other.
  6. Suspend the trellis from hooks connected to screw eyes so that they can easily be removed later for cleaning or maintenance.

#8. Creating the Hutch and Adding Final Touches To Your Outdoor Shed

  1. Steps for creating the hutch is same as the steps we used for making the shed with the only difference that the hutch is connected to the shed using a ledger plank.
  2. Cut the remaining 8” 4 x 4 posts in half to make the two corner posts. Add flashing where the roof meets the shed siding.
  3. Seal all the joints around doors and windows with waterproof filling material to make sure that no water can get in during rains.
  4. Paint or stain the shed as per your preference.

#9. Interior

  1. Connect all necessary accessories to the interior of the shed as per your requirement.
  2. If you wish to turn it into a workshop or potting shed you can cover the inside walls with plywood siding.
  3. If you want to use the shed for storage then cover the walls with hardboard panels.

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