DIY outdoor shed or closet converted to a smokehouse. Free plans by ANA-WHITE.com
2 - sheets of 1/2" plywood (does NOT include material for doors)
12 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
6 - Gate style hinges
2 handles and latch
Galvanized nails for attaching plywood or exterior screws
Roofing for 48" x 26-1/2" roof
Additional material needed for doors and shelving
2 - 2x4 @ 70-3/8" longest point measurement, one end cut at 15 degrees off square
2 - 2x4 @ 75-7/8" longest point measurement, one end cut at 15 degrees off square
2 - 2x4 @ 17-5/8" long point to short point measurement, both ends cut at 15 degrees off square
6 - 2x4 @ 17"
6 - 2x4 @ 44"
2 - 2x4 @ 21-3/4" long point to short point measurement, both ends cut at 15 degrees off square (rafters)
3 - 2x4 @ 75" (door supports)
2 - 1/2" plywood @ 24" x 75-7/8" (cut down on one end to 69-1/2")*
1 - 1/2" plywood @ 48" x 69-1/2"
1- 1/2" plywood @ 48" 26-1/2" (use scrap from back)
DOORS - ~21-1/2" x ~68" - Make 1-1/2" thick overall where hinges are placed. Should be cut to fit.
*Cut full sheet of plywood in half the lengthwise, than cut the two side panels from those pieces. Pieces should be cut in mirror for finished side out.
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Build two of the side panels with 1-1/2" pocket holes and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws. Place pocket holes on outsides. Build in mirror so that the pocket holes are on outsides on both frame pieces. Additional supports can be added for more shelving.
Attach the two frame pieces together with the 2x4s @ 44" long. Can be attached with pocket holes or screws from outsides. Note that the top frame boards should never extend above the side frame pieces. Otherwise outside edges are all flush.
Add rafters, either with pocket holes or wood screws. Rafters should run at the same height as the side pieces.
The boards will be used to support the doors. A center board is not required, but it does give the doors something to shut against (this could also be achieved by a board at the top and bottom or shelving.
Add plywood to the back, covering the sides. Nail on.
Use the scrap from the back of the project to cover the top of the project. For added durability, roofing is recommended.
Doors should be built to fit openings, and should be 1-1/2" thick where hinges are placed. Use three hinges per door for hanging.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.