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 8x20 storage shed plans include:
6'-7" wall height - This is the most cost effective wall height because it saves on material and allows the home built shed door to be on any wall. For taller wall sheds check out the 8x12 Gable Tall Version.
Home Built Doors - 4' wide or 6' wide double home built doors.
Multiple Door Options - Drawings explaining how to build the door on the end or sides of the shed.
2 Foundations - Wood Skid, Treated joist set on gravel bed.
8x20 Gable Shed Floor Plan
8x20 Gable Shed Plans Include The Following:
Alternalte Options: The shed plans have alternate drawings for the door on the end or sides.
Foundation: 2 different foundations are included in the plans; Wood skid and gravel with pressure treated floor joists.
Floor = 2x6 floor joists at 16" on center with 3/4" floor sheathing.
Wall Height: The shed wall height is 6'-7".
Door: Home Built Door
3'-10 1/2" x 5'-10 1/2"and a 5'-10 1/2" x 5'-10 1/2" double door plan are included.
Roof: The roof is framed using 2x4's to build rafter trusses. The plans include instructions to build the trusses using top and bottom chords and 1/2" O.S.B. gussets. It is sheeted with 1/2" O.S.B. (or 5/8 if you want to make it extra strong.) 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 Overhang: 5-1/2" on the eves and 1" gable ends.
Roofing = 25 year asphalt shingles.
Siding = T1-11 siding or similar 4'x8' wood or cement panel siding is specified. This can be changed to use any siding you like.
Trim = 1x4 and 1x6 wood, masonite or cement trim materials are used to finish the corners, roof eves and facia, and door.
Roof Pitch: 4/12, this means that for every 4 inches of rise there is 12 inches of run horizontally.
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 8x20 backyard storage shed plans
FREE Shed Materials List (Click To Download and Print)