Dan McGrath made his own custom shed in his yard and documented the process with notes and photos. He writes:

Why build your own shed? Well, I just don’t like the ones you see for sale in shops, they are flimsy and expensive, my DIY shed is neither of these things. Additionally it is exactly the size I want, and built to my spec, and I think it looks nice – if you like the cube look.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • gear head

    That’s an awful lot of framing and blocking for just a garden shed.. just sayin’


    I built my own shed as well, it’s a great project. I used plans from

  • Bill

    I agree that building your own shed is the way to go. It’s one of the best memories I have with my dad.