Putting together these DIY Shed Plans for my Post and Beam Wooden Shed, I realised how much fun it was to draw up a shed plan that would be converted into a functional and good looking building. My intent was to build a wooden shed for myself, but I have decided to make sure it can be adapted for other uses.
This building could be an outside office, art studio, or even a place to do Bodywork such as Massage or Shiatsu: see my 60 Home Base Businesses page for more ideas. Adding wide eaves, high windows, double doors and insulation increases the amenity and ambiance of the post and beam plans.
Firstly we need to look at some graphic plans I drew to get an idea of how to build a wooden framed building. In this shed plan I have opted for a Raised Floor rather than concrete due to the lake of access to the property for a concrete truck. The plan shows a basic raised floor on three sleepers with 7 floor joists at 45cm (18") intervals. See my Raised Floor building page for more detailed info on this.
Next graphic in these post and beam plans is a front elevation of the structure showing the sleeper bearers, 4 main posts, side rails, top plates and ceiling joists. I have only shown the rear brace in this graphic. The building will have side and roof bracing in the end. All posts and rails are morticed in for true post and beam effect, as well as increased strength of course.
So that wraps up the DIY Shed Plans part of my Post and Beam wooden shed series. The materials list changed slightly for me and will for you too depending on availability and individual taste.
There are 7 other pages in this backyard shed series. You are presently on page 2.