Daniel, in Nashville, built this mirror twin of my shed. I love the clean lines and the stairs leading up to the walk in door.
Eric’s shed is almost complete!
More progress by Eric in Austin, Texas.
Check out this gorgeous build by Sam, in Quebec. He writes “There isn’t pre-made cement boards available in Quebec, Canada so we used Hardiebacker that we cut and painted ourselves. As for the wood, it’s cedar planks that I’ve burnt with a roof torch, brushed and then applied a natural tung oil for maximum protection.” He also writes “…[the] neighbors are jealous. :)” Rightly so! This is an amazing build. I love the finishing on the underside of the soffit (don’t forget to vent!) and the burned/ oiled finish on the vertical siding boards.
Shed in progress by Eric in Austin, Texas: “Moving and Groovin’!”
Interior of shed by Ron and George. The shed is now being used as a music studio by George and his young assistant with the classic Ramones’ T!
Shed by Ron and George, Hollywood, CA – under construction
Shed by Ron and George, Hollywood, CA: “Your plan was so helpful in getting us to think about the right things and do them in the right order. This is 10’ x 8’ with Home Depot lumber. The facade is completely reclaimed. We found the pebbled window in a salvage yard for $30 and the tu-tone luan and door came from a gut job in Hollywood next door to my son’s actor friend. We found a pile of bright blue painted plywood that someone had used as a blue screen studio in the garage, but on the flip side was pristine luan, that makes good siding with enough battens behind it… My son is now using this place as an music and audio post studio, and it’s really allowed him to get stuff done.”
From Mark, in L.A.: “I’ve been meaning to send you pix of our shed…born of your plans. we expanded it a bit to fill the space…and built in some much needed storage. Now my wife has moved her office out of the dining room and looks forward to her mornings sequestered in her shed, working away.”
Mark in L.A. took the concept up a notch by adding a small extension to the side and thereby expanding the space, and complimenting the design. I love the clean, light lines of the siding boards and the use of vertical roofing panels for siding accents.
Since I published DIY Modern Shed Plans, a few of those who purchased them have been kind enough to share some photos and feedback from their own projects. One of my goals for starting this blog was to create a community for DIYers like me to share ideas and inspiration. On this post I will start a gallery of projects that others share, along with comments about the process. If you are reading this and would like to share your project here, please email your photos (and indicate permission to post) to me at: email@example.com.
Many visitors to diyatlantamodern.wordpress.com 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 on my DIY Modern Shed.
I am now selling the plans exclusively through my Etsy site, which allows for instant download upon purchase.
DIY MODERN SHED PLANS – By Peter May (C) 2016-2020
25 Page Hi-Res, Full Color .PDF booklet – automatic link to download upon purchase