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How to Build a Gambrel Shed


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A gambrel shed, also known as a barn style shed, may be the perfect design for your landscape. There are two pitches on each side of the roof, which gives it a barn style look. You can get the most use of space with this type of shed.

Building this may look difficult, but it is quite simple. The only difference between a gambrel and a gable shed is the roof. When building this or any other types, take your time building the rafters. Make sure they are all exactly the same. One good way to do this is to build your first set and use it as a template to build the rest. Having them all exactly the same will give you a nice leveled roof.

Other Types of Sheds to Build

If a gambrel shed is not right for your property, here are some other types you can consider.

Gable storage shed - This is the most common, there are two equal sides to both sides of the roof that meet at the top. This is the most common shed to build because of it's simple structure. Fits very well into most landscapes.

Lean-to-shed - This type of shed has a roof that slopes from back, and drops down to the front. This type is great if you don't have to much room, great for narrow spaces. You can put this kind of shed against your house or fence.

Salt-box - A saltbox is very similar to a gable except for the roof pith. A salt-box-shed will have an uneven pitch to the roof.

For more information on how to build a shed , see my gambrel storage shed project and list of free plans at

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