DIY: How to Build a Large Package Shelter

It’s the holiday season, so that means it’s package delivery season! Many reasons could impact your package delivery, including long driveways, dogs and weather. We’ve partnered with Rogue Engineer to come up with a solution for preserving your delivery person’s sanity while keeping packages safe from damage.

Recently, we’ve been having problems receiving our bulkier mail. With an invisible fence, our dogs sometimes get let outside for a period of time and harass some of the delivery drivers. We also have a driveway with an incline that drivers can’t always safely ascend. While some drop the mail in the yard where the dogs can’t get to them, others don’t deliver the package at all. This can be really frustrating. We decided to make a nice shelter in the “safe zone” for our larger mail packages so everyone can be happy!


DIY Large Mail Shelter Plans – Printable PDF

Required Tools

  • Drill/driver
  • Hammer
  • Circular saw and/or table saw
  • Jigsaw
  • 16-gauge finish nailer
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection


Cut List

The cut list below will detail the boards and cuts required to build the structure. The floor, siding and roof should be cut to fit. Check out the instructions and the video at the end of the post.

Step 1: Assemble back using four RTC2Z connectors and 10d nails

Step 2: Assemble Front using RTC2Z connectors and 10d nails

Step 3: Assemble using 10d nails through RTC2Z connectors

Step 4: Install roof supports

Step 5: Install floor

Step 6: Attach roof and siding

Author: Jamison Rantz

Jamison Rantz aka Rogue Engineer is a DIYer with an engineering background. He's built multiple projects with us, his largest being a dock for his parents.