Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed – DIY Projects

Build a plaster drop! Absolutely free simple plans everyone can use to build their own drop for below $260!


When I first started building jobs, I did not care when I worked at the gravel driveway on a chilly day. I used ton’t care when I had a little spot behind the boat, on the floor from the garage to do the job. I was so crazy about building, I found a way about some thing to perform on a project.

But over time, slowly, tool, I have been working up to a dedicated work area. And boy is really nice.

It is sort of like having a sewing table. Or a bench for gardening. Or maybe a dedicated place to generate coffee in your kitchen. When you do anything on a regular basis, make sure makes life a lot easier to have a dedicated work station for it!  

When my buddy Gina from Lady Goats wrote me stating, Assist, Ana, I am building from the rocks and dirt! I needed to use her to think of a remedy.

I am hoping this solution we came up with works for most of you also!

She desired to utilize cedar, and I believed, what cheaper option than cedar fence pickets such as the siding?     In a couple of dollars each, Gina managed to make this drop for $255!     And it is cedar!

Gina is going to add a few fun things to the interior – such as a mitersaw cupboard and a few doorway shelves, and stay tuned as we turn this drop to a workshop!

And here’s a few notes from Gina:

– I found it saved around $15-$20 to utilize that pair of hinges & latch, instead of purchasing them individually. You’ll end up with two additional latches, however I am certain they’ll come in handy everywhere!

– Every minute I spent on this was timed, and the whole build took almost 8 1/2 hours (such as roofing, excluding completing). So this may definitely be a weekend project!

– All the components, unassembled, consume roughly 12″ of space! Perhaps this info will come in handy for a few of you! I would have certainly pre-built everything and constructed it once I got my HOA’s approval if I had have known!

– This is my very first roofing undertaking, also this product made it SO EASY. They have videos on their site that explain everything.

– The paneled doors have been sort of tough to find tight. Use a tube! If you do not have a single, nail one corner of an end board and squeeze on the planks together while someone else claws all ’em.

– The roofing permits you to put the drop about 8″ away from a construction (meaning there’s a 8″ gap between the drop and other construction). If you want to reduce that gap, you are going to need to resize the roofing.

18 — 2×2 @ 8 feet long
44 — 5 1/2″ wide cedar fence pickets
1 — 2×4 @ 8 feet or stud length
4 — 1×3 @ 8 feet long
8 — 1×4 @ 8 feet long
1 — 1/2″ roofing plywood panel, full 4×8 sheet
30 square feet of roofing shingles
Roofing nails or adhesive
Heavy duty gate hinges
Lock or Catch

Please read through the whole program and all comments before starting this project. It’s likewise advisable to assess the Getting Started Department. Take all necessary steps to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of debris or imperfections. Always utilize straight boards. Check for square after every step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use paste with finish nails to get a stronger grip. Wipe excess adhesive off bare hardwood for stained jobs, as dried paste won’t take stain. Be safe, have fun, and request help if you want it. Very good luck!

Dimensions are shown above.

2 — 2×2 @ 66 1/2″
5 — 2×2 @ 77″
16 — 5 1/2″ wide x 1/2″ thick fence pickets 66 1/2″

2 — 2×2 @ 35 1/2″
2 — 2×2 @ 77 1/2″ (highest point, top end trimming at 15
levels off square)
2 — 2×2 @ 72 5/8″ (longest point, top end trimming at 15
levels off square)
2 — 2×2 @ 67 1/2″ (shortest point, top finish cut at

15 degrees off square)
2 — 2×2 @ 36 7/8″ (long point to brief point, both
ends cut at 15 degrees off square, parallel to each
32 — 5 1/2″ wide x 1/2″ thick fence pickets 35 1/2″
2 — 1×3 @ 80 1/2″
2 — 1×3 @ 70 1/4″ (brief tip measurement, top
edge beveled at 15 degrees off square)

1 — 2×4 @ 66 1/2″

2 — 1×4 @ 83″
2 — 1×4 @ 46 1/2″
5 — 2×2 @ 46 1/2″
1 — 1/2″ thick roofing plywood @ 83″ x 48″

4 — 1×4 @ 60″
4 — 1×4 @ 33″
2 — 1×4 @ 26″
12 — 5 1/2″ wide x 1/2″ thick fence pickets @ 67″

You might wish to construct doors slightly shorter to enable easier opening and final – recommended to construct doors to fit opening.

Frame you your spine walls. You are able to use the Kreg Jig or 2 1/2″ screws here.

Beginning at the bottom and working upward, attach the cedar fence pickets, overlapping 1/2″ as you move up. Screw or nail and paste on.

Frame side partitions as shown in diagram as you did the back wall. You will need two side walls.

And insert the cedar siding to back wall as shown in diagram. Remember that the sides need to be completed in mirror!

Trim out side walls display above, flush to indoors.

As soon as your side walls are complete, it is possible to attach back walls. Use 2 1/2″ screws or brackets for simple disassembly.

Add header. Take a minute here in order to make sure your project is square. The doorway area especially has to be square.

Frame up roofing as shown above.

And attach roof towards top of storage drop.

Add roofing and plywood to top of shed.

Frame doors upwards with pocket holes. Build doors to meet your openings. I like to depart 1/8″ gaps.

Attach cedar fence pickets to back of the doors.

And then install doorways to shed.

I really like how Gina additional the block block to keep doors closed. Is not this drop beautiful!

Don’t overlook the pretty hardware!

Planning Instructions:  

Fill all holes with wood filler and then let dry. Additional coats of wood filler. When timber filler is totally dry, sand the project from the path of the wood grain together with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It’s always suggested to employ a test coat on a hidden area or scrap bit to guarantee colour evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as required.

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I would advise to put some kind of liner underneath the shingles, especially if youve got powertools saved in the drop. Doesnt need to be tar necessarily but at least a few thick vinyl. Also handnail the shingles – less risk of have nailpops/holes and thus leaks.

Lady Goats replied on Permalink

I had some looong conversations with the folks in the roofing divisions in both Lowe’s and Home Depot (be sure to talk to lots of individuals, because it’s difficult to find accurate information from 1 individual that may or might not have done a roof!) , and they all stated the kind of shingles I utilized, together with the OSB, in my own climate wouldn’t require the use of some other underlayment. So everyone’ll definitely gain from looking into just how roofs at that your region are all done!


I have been praying you would post some kind of programs such as this. . .my wicked genius idea to reestablish them??? CHICKEN COOP! Thanks Ana!

Ana White replied on Permalink

Jessica, what a great idea! You may only add a little chicken doorway out the back and a run and have a coop! Together with the big double doors, cleaning inside are a bit of cake!

I’m working on several chicken coop plans, but it could be somewhat to construct and test and post. Thank you so much for being patient with me!


Anna, do not have cows as of today but l have 5 cats, my daughter leasing front half of their duplex has cats.
Last fall bought 2 – 10 x 10 x 6 feet high dog ‘s for the 18 yr old sheperd to run free in no chain.
Just wondering if you have some strategies for our cats that wants my de clawed cat that cat not run loose. A runner put in perhaps a few ramps, hollow tubes an area safe for them to run get sun have fun in the great weather.

Just not certain which type of cable or mesh to place around 4 sides won’t get claws captured in. If you have any diagrams programs please email them to me thanks

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Legomamaof4 replied on Permalink

What a Construction! What an affordable storage option that will endure quite a while. Excellent Job and Thank you! Perhaps this is going to be a summer project. ;’-RRB-


I have been on the lookout for something like this to construct and put on my backpack to get a potting shed. I’m always doing things in the lawn and I need to go up front to the garage or manner in the back to the drop for my lawn tools. As most of my flower beds and potted plants are all on or around my deck this might be perfect to keep all my small yard tools handy and in. THANK YOU!


Seriously. You always seem to time things perfectly for your viewers’ needs! Was hoping that you’d one day post more outdoor projects like this drop. I really like it! Perhaps we are going to be seeing outdoor kitchen islands, a outdoor washing channel (especially for anglers’ vegetables, convertible outdoor swing (bed/swing), different sort of sheds in the not too distant future? …a woman can only want! THANK THANK YOU for all that you do! You’re one amazing individual, Ana!!!