Build your own storage shed!

Build your own storage shed

Storage is one of those things you can never have enough of. Rent on a storage unit can become costly over time. One way to get around all that is to build your own storage shed. One thing every great idea needs is a great plan.

Ryan Shed Plans gives you the plans you need. There are thousands of different plans for you to choose from and start building. I’m an avid DIYer and these plans are laid out extremely well.

There are complete material lists and step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. Having a material list helps you cut down on waste material. It’s like following the directions on a LEGO toy set.

A lot of other plans you can purchase online or even the “Free” versions, don’t give you all the details. They sometimes assume you know the next step and leave you in limbo on some details.

This is where the saying “you get what you pay for” rings true.

You can even build your own storage shed over a weekend with these plans. Good planning and hard work lead to success.

Along with these plans, you’ll need the tools to get it done. There’s always the right tool for the job.

One the best drill sets I’ve ever used is the RIDGID 18V Tool Combo.

The Ridgid tool combo includes a hammer drill, an impact driver, a circular saw, a reciprocating saw, a flashlight, a battery charger along with two 4.0 Ah batteries, and a bag to put it all in. Ridgid tools come with a lifetime warranty and are tough as nails. I may have to write a whole review dedicated just to this drill set because it is that good. I’ve had my drill set for almost five years now and I haven’t had a single issue with it.

Owning a nail gun and air compressor aren’t necessary but speed the process up tremendously. Again, I recommend Ridgid tools.

This Ridgid 6 Gallon Pancake Compressor is portable and powerful. Great for using on projects like building a shed, making a picnic table, building a treehouse, etc.

Sticking with Ridgid again, this Framing Nail Gun is all you’ll need for completing your project.

You’ll also need a Carpenter’s Square. A rafter square or a speed square will help expedite the process as well.

I love American Made Products like Stanley and Empire.
A lot of the tools from my other post are recommended here as well. If you haven’t read my post Best tools every tool-kit should have, I’d recommend you go check it out. The links are listed below as well to make navigation easier.

Stanley Tape measure

Stalwart Claw Hammer

Empire Torpedo Level

And of course, don’t forget your PPE(personal protective equipment)
CLC Handyman Flex Grip Work Gloves

Safety Glasses

Ear Plugs

Now that you have your plans, tools, and PPE together, building your own shed should be a breeze.

Storage sheds are extremely versatile too. I’ve seen storage shed bar, storage shed movie theatre, storage shed tiny house, and storage sheds being used as actual storage sheds.

Once you have the plans and tools, the possibilities are endless.

The initial cost of everything the hardest curb to jump. A basic shed with only a front door, no windows or additional doors, will cost you about $3,000(10ft by 16ft dimension.)

That’s a lot of money.

Now if you bought all your own tools, purchased your own shed plans, and materials, you’d still be ahead. Now not only do you still have access to these plans, you have your own tools and the ability to make more sheds for friends or family.

How great would that feel to share the wealth?

That’s what I call a win-win.

Once you finish building your shed, I’d love to see it. Shoot me an email at and I’ll feature it on my website!

Author: Jonathan

Hi, I'm Jonathan Villarin. I'm a licensed Journeyman Electrician in the state of Texas, a Class 1 Locomotive Engineer, and a Class 8 Conductor. I'm also currently in college pursuing a AAS in Process Technology and Instrumentation. I have a passion for fixing things. I love figuring out how things work and how to repair them. I'm a hobby and career collector. My passions are traveling and photography.

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