Cost Effective - Our shed plans are designed to make your shed simple and inexpensive to build.
Easy To Build From - Professionally drawn with step by step instructions to show both an old pro or a first time framer how to build a shed. (see the plans example below).
Start Now - Instant download - The shed plans are emailed to you when you purchase so you can start immediately. We use the free PDF file format so you can print them on your home printer or we can postal mail them to you.
Materials List - Easily get bids and use the list numbering system to know what part goes where.
The 8x12 storage shed plans include:
5' 10 1/2" overall height when built on Framed floor. Shorter on concrete.
4'-5" wall height -
Home Built Door - 3'-10 1/2" x 3'-10 1/2" home built door.
Multiple Door Options - Drawings explaining how to build the door on the end or sides of the shed.
Treated Wood or Steel Stud Floor - The floor is built using 2x6 treated lumber or steel studs sitting directly on crushed gravel to reduce the overall height. A concrete slab can also be used.
Optional door configuration included with the 8x8 shed plans
8x12 6 Foot Tall Shed Plans Floor Plan
8x12 6 Foot Tall Shed Plans Exterior Elevations
8x12 Backyard Shed Plans Include The Following:
Alternalte Options: The shed plans have alternate drawings for the door on the end or sides.
Materials List:The plans come with a complete materials list that is broken down by parts of the shed.
Foundation: The shed foundation is built using crushed gravel to make a bed for the steel stud floor framing to rest on.
Floor: Treated 2x6 floor joists or steel stud floor joists with 3/4" treated plywood floor sheathing. The floor joists sit directly on the crushed gravel floor. This helps reduce the overall shed height.
Walls Framing: 2x4 framing at 24" on center with a double top plate, just like a home is framed.
3'-10 1/2" x 3'-10 1/2"door is built using sandwich construction for strength and durability. Our door plan shows you how to build a shed door that will outlive the shed. The shed door is built using a 2x4 inner frame faced on the inside with 1/2" O.S.B. and on the outside there is a layer of T-111 to match the rest of the shed. We use 3 hinges on the doors and the screws go into the inner 2x4 frame of the door to give extra strength.
Siding: T-111 exterior siding. Other sidings such as vinyl may be used.
Roof: The roof is framed using 2x4's to build the rafters. It is sheeted with 1/2" O.S.B. The plans give you the dimensions and cut angles so you can build the roof rafters on the ground and then put them up on the top plates.
Roof Pitch: 2/12, this means that for every 2 inches of rise there is 12 inches of run horizontally. Note that this is the minimum of most asphalt shingle manufacturers recommended slope. Most asphalt shingle manufacturers require an additional membrane under the shingles for slopes of 2 in 12 inches.
Roof Overhang: 4" on the sides and 1" on the front and back.
Roofing: Asphalt roll roofing with approved application for low slope roofs. Asphalt shingle may be used if installed according to the manufacturers low slope install instructions.
Trim: 1x4 wood masonite or cement trim materials are used to finish the corners, roof eves and facia, and door.
Floor Load: 50 pounds per square foot for framed floors. You don't want your shed floor to feel spongy.
Roof Snow Load: 40 pounds per square foot. This is more than adequate for most areas. If you live in an area with a high snow load you should check with your local building department for your local snow load. Contact us and we can specify stronger roof framing.
Sample of our 8x12 storage shed plans:
FREE Shed Materials List (Click To Download and Print)