Build your own sturdy shed with an old trampoline

Old trampoline turned shed

Need a strong and sturdy shed that you can also takedown in the future if you need to? Get an old trampoline frame to build one!

A trampoline is a device consisting of a piece of taut, strong fabric stretched between a metal frame using many coiled springs. People bounce on trampolines for recreation and exercise. The fabric that the user bounces on is not elastic, but the springs are used to give the trampoline its bounce.

Old trampoline turned shed

Trampolines are available in many sizes, with smaller trampolines being intended for use by children and larger ones by adults.

An old trampoline can still serve several other great purposes, even if it’s no longer safe for playing or exercising. These include great chicken coops, garden trellises, and, as shown here, a frame to build a shed. It could be a garden shed or easy storage for your tools or lumber.

With a little creativity, you can repurpose an old trampoline into something new and useful. So before you get rid of that old trampoline, take a look at some of these great ideas and see if you can give it a new life. It could be a garden shed or easy storage for your tools or lumber.

If you can source enough trampoline frames (and hundreds are dumped every day), you can even build a larger shelter for your yard equipment, like a tractor or riding lawnmower. Perhaps you need a shed for your motorcycle? With a little ingenuity, trampoline frames can be repurposed into all sorts of useful structures.

You can put the frames together by welding for a really strong and professional-looking structure, but bolting definitely works, too. If you’re not experienced with welding, bolting the frames together is probably the best option.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our featured shed was built, you can find a link to Homegrown Engineer’s article below. This article provides a detailed step-by-step guide on how to build a shed, including information on the tools and materials needed.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to repurpose an old trampoline frame, be sure to check out our album below. You’ll find a variety of creative ways to give new life to your old trampoline frame, whether you’re looking to create a new piece of furniture or simply want to upcycle it into something new and exciting.

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You’ll need these materials for this shed:

  • Trampoline Frame
  • Trampoline Springs/Elastic Tension Bands
  • Nuts and Bolts
  • Rebar Stakes
  • Wire
  • 12 mil Tarpaulin

And these tools:

  • Welding Machine
  • Cordless Power Drill


First, you will have your trampoline frames cut in half length-wise. The more trampoline frames you have, the longer your shed will be. This will provide extra support for the roof and walls of your shed.

Welding the frames together is the best way to ensure a secure connection. If you don’t have access to a welder, you can bolt the frames together. Be sure to use high-quality bolts and secure them tightly.

If your structure is ready, you can cover it with tarpaulin. You can use the trampoline spring to secure the tarpaulin into your frame for your shed. This will protect you from the elements and keep it in good condition. You may want to consider using a tarpaulin with a UV-resistant coating to extend the life of your shed.

If you have roofing materials, you can use them instead to cover your frame to complete your shed. This will provide additional protection from the elements and help your shed last longer. Be sure to take the time to properly secure the roofing materials to the frame to ensure a sturdy and reliable shed.

Thanks to Homegrown Engineer for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here



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