If you have a small home, chances are you have a small yard… and have extra stuff to store! Finding a small storage shed that doesn’t look like it ate your little slice of paradise is a chore. But there are solutions that fit in a small yard, and some of these storage shed ideas have DIY tutorials as a bonus… you know, for when all those other DIY projects are done? Yes, I hear you laughing. Maybe this should be project number 1? That way you have a place to store all your DIY supplies for all those other projects! Well, thats the way it seems to work at my house, anyway… :)

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Our featured project, above, is a storage shed by The Cavender Diary. This one is a kit, which is a good option if you don’t want to go entirely DIY, but do want to save some cash. Lots of photos!

Joseph Sandy created this amazing reclaimed wood DIY storage shed, and it has a great write up on Houzz. Love the way the windows light up the inside!

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Need plans for a good, basic storage shed? Family Handyman has them for you! Full instructions and downloadable plans for this project.

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Another great project with this DIY shed with free plans at Ana White, By Lady Goats!

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From ‘A Cultivated Nest’, this cute DIY garden shed was made from an old door! This is an amazing project! Lots of photos and a sweet Moms Day story at the site…

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This next one is simply inspiration for your existing (or the one you’re building!) storage shed… I Love This Paint!

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Another Pinterest inspirational find, brought to my attention by A Cultivated Nest, (Great blog!)… Who would not want this?

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Finally, we end with a tutorial for this simple shed, with complete downloadable plans, photos and instructions from Popular Mechanics. DIY away!

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Image Credits: Joseph Sandy / Houzz, Cavender Diary, Family Handyman, Ana White, Cultivated Nest, UKTV, Popular Mechanics



13 Comments

  1. ChrisW May 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Love it! Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Bea September 27, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Small shed is about the right size. Got items stored under steps leading to up stairs apt. Small but size I need. Now to see instructions for the one shown- so I don’t use all my growing space to house building.

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  3. Bea September 27, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    The purple one is of what I speak. Nice color too. Wouldn’t need to peak the roof- just a slant for water & snow to slide off. Couple holes for ventilation- shouldn’t need more . Owners may complain but can’t get much better or smaller. What do you thank.?

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  4. Bea September 27, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Me again- I would lone the one with all the glass but I think it is beyond my capabilities. At my age I settle for simple . The purple is very straight forward. Could be shortened as I’m slightly height diminished. And tall is not all that necessary.

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  5. Julie Lopez January 23, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Great ideas thank you.

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  6. Tony May 2, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    How much does materials cost for storage shed

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  7. Jarrett August 5, 2015 at 7:29 am

    I like the stain .. Does anyone know the stain ? I have about $700 in material but, mine is about 2ft wider

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  8. Corinne October 22, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Does anyone have any advice on how to keep pegboard hooks from coming out of the holes when the item it’s holding is removed? Very frustrating !

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    1. Mister Fixit January 3, 2016 at 6:15 am

      Corrine,
      Your pegboard hook problem is very frustrating indeed, and totally fixable!
      Get some zip ties and fish them thru the holes adjacent to the lower part of the hook. Trap the hook when you zip the tie, snip off the excess, TADA!
      If you have access to the backside of the pegboard, that makes the neatest looking application because you can hide the zip part of the tie. If not, you may wish to put the zip part off to the side rather than in the way right at the hook.

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      1. Bobby Potter December 29, 2016 at 5:35 pm

        Home Depot sells hook locks that are simple to use. They cross over the hook laterally and lock into holes on each side. Ask for pegboard hook locks.

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  9. outdoor decor January 22, 2016 at 6:34 pm

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  10. Phae January 24, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I love the use of recycled palettes in construction, a resource that seems to be gaining traction.

    Reply
  11. Suecan47 April 1, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I want to build something similar to store my bikes, but I want to build it with a green roof. Any ideas?

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