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 8x4 backyard 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 our Tall Sheds.
Home Built Doors - 4' wide home built door. For sheds with pre-hung door visit our Tall Sheds.
Multiple Door Options - Drawings explaining how to build the door on the end or sides of the shed.
Optional side door configuration included with the 8x4 shed plans
8x4 Gable Shed Plans Floor Plan
8x4 Gable Shed Plans Include The Following:
Alternalte Options: The shed plans have alternate drawings for the door on the end or sides.
Materials List:The 8x4 garden shed plans come with a complete materials list that is broken down by parts of the shed.
Foundation The shed plans include plans for a 4x8 wood rail foundation
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 6'-5"
Door: Home Built Door
Narrow End Door Size - 2'-11" x 5'-10 1/2"
Optional Side Door - 3'-10 1/2" x 5'-10 1/2"
Siding: T-111 exterior siding. Other sidings such as vinyl may be used.
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: 1x4 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.
Sample of our 8x4 storage shed plans:
FREE Shed Materials List (Click To Download and Print)