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 8x16 tall storage shed plans include:
7'-7" or 8'-1" wall height - The 7'-5" wall height allows a pre-hung factory built door to go on any wall and reduces the amount of siding and labor needed to build the shed. The 8'-1" wall height lets you use 92-5/8" framing studs just like a home.
Factory or Home Built Doors - Using a pre hung door makes the door building and hanging job much easier. The shed plans also include door plans if you prefer to build your own doors.
Multiple Door Options - Drawings explaining how to build the door on the end or sides of the shed.
Optional door configurations included with the 8x16 shed plans
8x16 Gable Shed Plans Floor Plan
Sample of our 8x16 storage shed plans:
8x16 Gable Shed Plans Include The Following:
Alternalte Options: Drawings for the door on the end or sides. The wall height can be built at 7'-7" (the minimum for a pre built door), or 8'-1" (the height of framing studs). Use the plans for a home built door or purchase a factory built door.
Materials List:The 8x16 garden shed plans come with a complete materials list that is broken down by parts of the shed.
Foundation: Wood skid
Floor: 2x6 floor joists with 3/4" floor sheathing.
Walls Framing: 2x4 framing at 16" on center with a double top plate, just like a home is framed.
Wall Height: The shed wall height is 7'-7" and can also be built with an optional wall height of 8'-1".
Door: 3'-0" x 6'-8" Factory Built door on pre hung jamb or build the door from the included door plans. Option for a 6068 door on the side wall
Siding:T1-11 siding or similar 4'x8' wood or cement panel siding is specified but you can use any siding you like.
Roof: The roof is framed using 2x4's to build the trusses. 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: 4/12, this means that for every 4 inches of rise there is 12 inches of run horizontally.
Roof Overhang: 4" on the sides and 1" on the front and back.
Roofing: 25 year asphalt shingles
Trim: 1x3 and 1x6 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.
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