If you’re looking for a way to get organized this summer, this do-it-yourself garden shed is a great way to add some storage to the “back forty.” More durable (not to mention better looking) than metal or plastic sheds, the project is perfect for garden tools, outdoor toys or even pool supplies.

Most woodworkers will be able to finish the shed in a couple of weekends. Built from plywood, standard dimensional lumber, a small quantity of shingles and common gate hardware, the project calls for all straight cuts, and all angles are traced from full-size patterns.

To build, cut the parts to size and assemble a simple frame using glue and screws. Next, add the sheathing and roof. (The roof is the most complicated part of the job, but an easy-to-follow series of diagrams will walk you through it one step at a time.) Finally, build and hang the doors, add hardware and shingle the roof. The completed shed can be painted to match the house, or finished as the builder prefers.

The garden shed measures about 7.5 feet tall by 4 feet wide by 2 feet deep.

The Garden Shed plan, No. 930, is $10.95 and includes complete step-by-step instructions with 26 photos, full-size patterns, detailed construction diagrams, a shopping list and cutting schedule and plywood cutting layouts.

A package of shed plans, No. C68, is available for $21.95 and includes three other shed projects. A catalog picturing hundreds of do-it-yourself projects is $2.00. Prices include postage and handling. Please allow about four weeks for delivery (for first-class postage, add $1 per item up to $3 maximum).

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