DIY 3' x 6' Cedar Shed for under $500 | 43

Today, on Workshop Edits, I’m building a 3′ x 6′ Cedar Shed on a budget with starter tools every DIYer should have – and if you don’t have them, just know that if you bought them all new, you’d still come in over 0 under budget if you bought something from the store – and you’d still have to assemble it yourself!

SketchUp File for Download:


Written article coming soon!

36 x 2″x4″
3 x 2″ x 4″ pressure treated lumber
39 x Cedar Fencing Planks
~200 3″ wood screws
~500 1.5″ brad nails
Red Chestnut Stain
Roofing Shingles + Roofing Nails

Sliding Compound Miter Saw:
Circular Saw:
Impact Driver:
Miter Saw Stand:
Brad Nailer:

SAWSTOP Contractors 30” Saw:

Panasonic G7:
Rhino ROV Pro Camera Slider:
Blue Snowball Mic (VO Recording):
US CAMEL Tripod:

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20 Replies to “DIY 3' x 6' Cedar Shed for under $500 | 43”

  1. All the OSB needs to be sealed or water will destroy it in a couple years. OSB is not water resistant. This is going to allow debris to accumulate between the shed and the house which will hold moisture and attract termites. The roof should slope away from the house, not towards the house. Good effort, but lots of failure waiting to happen.

  2. Pinning this comment incase anyone wants a little more insight from me (the builder):

    1. I'm in SoCal – it barely rains here and the shed isn't touching my wall – its on floating stones above dirt – run off (if any) will fall off the edge onto the ground/dirt and not onto my wall but the concern is a warranted one so thank you for calling it out

    2. If you're concerned about weather/runoff, just reverse the direction of the roof pitch in your build. I built the shed for my needs this way so the front could be larger, definitely take your own situation into account when building a shed

    3. People think the OSB is unnecessary / overkill – the reason I used it was security purposes. The Cedar can easily be pulled off, and if that happens and there is no inner-lining, then the
    shed becomes pointless

    4. I've since moved the handle up 6 inches after the fact to remove the locking restriction present with this style of locking mechanism – however, it wasn't actually inhibitive in the first place but definitely something to change if you build

    5. I'm a mess with that stain – be better than me 🙂

    That's all! Thanks for watching!

  3. No offense guy but you have the water that will be "shed" from the roof running back to the stucco of the house… will not take very long (a year) until you start seeing damage…..maybe even sooner. You should have had the slope in the opposite direction…..

  4. Hi, nice build, but I don't like the catch on the door. Unless I missed something all the screws could easily be removed leaving easy access to the shed.

  5. I’d like to do something like this. Great video. I don’t wonder about the pitch of the roof going toward the houses exterior wall. Why didn’t you angle the roof to direct any rain away from the house?

  6. the lock s*cks and the lighting is very poor and cheap
    im sure you could find for a better solution to solve those things instead of running into home depo

  7. Even if it doesn't rain much in your area, I would still change the roof angle to not lead the water between the house and the shed as this could create moist areas in a place where you don't see it and cause mold or rot there.

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