Shed plans are here!

Many visitors to have asked if I have plans for my shed available.  The truth is that when building my modern shed, I just scribbled notes and made calculations – and mistakes – on the fly as I worked. I wish I had plans at the time!

So, I decided to retroactively go back and create the plans from scratch, using my old notes, remeasuring when necessary, and finding a great illustrator to assist with the technical drawings.

DIY Modern Shed Plans is a 25 page full color booklet which contains the complete plans for the modern shed which I built and is pictured on this site. The booklet includes detailed step by step instructions with helpful tips, technical illustrations, a full materials list, and photographs.

With these plans, you will be ready to start your own DIY Modern Shed project with the added benefit of learning from my mistakes. Best of all, I am personally offering my assistance if anyone has specific questions about the design, materials or techniques used in the DIY Modern Shed Plans booklet.

I am now selling the plans exclusively through my Etsy site, which allows for instant download upon purchase.

Purchase Details: 

DIY MODERN SHED PLANS – By Peter May (C) 2023

$15 USD

25 Page Hi-Res, Full Color .PDF booklet – automatic link to download upon purchase

Contact with any questions.


It feels great to complete your project and make something you are proud of.

Anyone who purchases the plans (including past purchasers) who sends a picture of their completed project to, will receive a FREE sticker, 5″x 3.33″ which they can proudly display on their car or in their shed. The sticker reads “I BUILT MY SHED” and will be mailed via USPS. Just send a picture of your project, and thoughts, tips or recommendations from your experience, and your complete mailing address, including postal code. Please note that I may publish the picture on my website: and by sharing the photo, you are giving me permission to publish the photo. I will give you full credit for your photo and for your project. 


25 thoughts on “Shed plans are here!

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    • Thanks! Ballpark it was about $4500 total. Mitigating the cost was that I used a salvaged door and salvaged windows. The size (16’X10′) and materials that I chose (like cedar for siding and stainless steel deck screws, etc.) brought the cost back up. I am sure it can be built for cheaper, or more, depending on your personal choices.

      • Do you have a breakout of the materials you can post up by category? Such as $800 for lumber, $850 for the roll door, etc.

        I’m curious as to what the framing costs are for this project. Doors and windows and siding can vary quite a bit.

      • I do not have a breakdown in materials cost and unfortunately cannot remember the specific costs for all of my materials. Overall, my shed cost around $4500. Raising the price mostly is the size (10′ X16′ X 8′ on the short side) but also some of the materials I chose to use, such as cedar boards and stainless steel decking screws. On the other hand, all of the windows and one door is from the salvage yard. You could definitely build a shed for cheaper if you made different choices for the materials or size.

  2. From your plans, how hard would it be to not have the sliding door, but to have some more windows on the front? Did you wire for electricity?

    • Hi Paul. The plans include the sliding door, but the three other walls are either solid, include windows or a regular door, so it would be easy to adapt your particular project according to your needs. I did not wire my shed for electricity, yet. I am by no means a professional electrician, although I have done some simple electrical work such as wiring my porch/ deck with electricity. I think it would be a fairly easy addition depending on how close you are to your main electrical box.

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  4. Well Done! I would like to build something like this, 10 x 12 and taller to accommodate a loft. Ex: the front would be 12′ tall and the back 8′ and have french doors in front. Would your plans be able to accommodate that thought process? sorry if this question is redundant…Thanks

    • Hi Ron. Sounds like a cool project! The plans are based on the pictured shed, which is 10′ x 16′ x 8′ tall (on the short side.) It seems like most people who have purchased the plans have altered them in their own way (see the “other shed builds” post on my site for pics.) So in terms of measurements and blueprints my plans may not help specifically with your project- but may help organize the steps and the process and give you an idea about the materials. If you buy them and they aren’t helpful, let me know and I’d be happy to refund you. And good luck with your project!

  5. Could we use a garage door instead. We are remodeling exterior of our home and would like to repurpose our current garage door, Thanks,

    • Sure! The only thing I would look into first would be the amount of overhead/ ceiling (headroom) space that would be needed and whether it could be installed on an inclined ceiling. One of the advantages of the roll up door that I used is that it takes very little headroom, and is mounted on the space immediately above the door, rather than the ceiling.

  6. How were the upper windows constructed immediately below the roof line? Did you just cut plexi to fit and trim it out?

    For the siding are the cedar boards just floating over painted osb?

    • Hi Josh – this is addressed in the plans – but I purchased the windows from a salvage yard and they were already framed, so all I needed to do was create some framing to for them and screw them in. They are glass. I got lucky that they were a perfect size as to what I needed. I suppose you could also create something with plexi.

    • Thanks for your inquiry. The shed is 10’x16’x8′ tall on the short side (Approx 9′ 2″ on the tall side.) It seems that some people who have purchased the plans have altered the scale to their own needs. (Check out the “other Shed builds” post. )

  7. Hi! What size roll up door did you use? Looks like the plans call for 8′ wide by 6′ tall but I can only find 8′ x 6’8″

    • Hi! Where are you looking for the roll up door? I purchased mine from Janus International. I found that there is some flexibility when you are actually building with the door in terms of its height – they seem to manufacture it a little longer than needed (the additional length stays rolled up after the door is extended to the floor.) If I remember correctly, I was able to order the door from them to the foot – but they also asked me to provide the dimensions of the door jamb that I was working with.

      • I’ve also been looking at the Janus doors but through a company that sells doors, not through Janus. I’ll reach out to them directly. Thanks!

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    • Wow!!!! Your shed looks amazing! I love the colors and the steps going up to the walk in door. Thank you for sharing. I am so glad that the plans were helpful

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