This step by step diy project is about 12×14 gable shed plans. I have designed this rectangular shed with easy access on both sides, so you can store a lot of items inside. The shed is both easy to build and it has a nice decorative appearance. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Read the local codes before building the project, so you comply with the regulations. Roof pitch is 5:12.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
Projects made from these plans
12×14 Gable Shed – Free DIY Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 168″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 168″ long, 12 pieces – 141″ long FLOOR
- C – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 3 pieces – 48″x72″ long FLOORING
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 168″ long, 1 piece – 161″ long, 14 pieces – 88″ long SIDE WALL
- E – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 14 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 86 1/4″ long, 9 pieces – 88″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 4″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 1 piece – 137″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 39″ long FRONT WALL
- F – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 26 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 69 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 161″ long, 1 piece – 168″ long, 12 pieces – 88″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 10 pieces – 4″ long, 3 pieces – 36″ long, 3 pieces – 37″ long, 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 21″ long SIDE WALL
- G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 137″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 10 pieces – 88″ long BACK WALL
- H – 11 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x94 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x94 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 12 1/2″x48″ long SIDING
- 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′
- 12 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 14′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 52 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1/2″ plywood
- 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 13 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- rafter ties
How to build a 14×12 garden shed
The first step of the shed project is to build the floor frame for the shed. Use 2×6 lumber for the components. Cut the joists at the right dimensions and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Place the joists every 16″ on center for a professional result.
Select the location for the shed, so it suits your needs and complies with the local building codes. Make sure you remove the vegetation and the level the surface thoroughly. Lay the 4×4 beams on the surface and then secure the frame to the skids with 3 1/2″ screws or using rafter ties.
Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame and align the edges flush. Leave no gaps between the plywood sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the joists.
Building the shed wall frames
Build the back wall for the shed from 2×4 lumber. After cutting the plates and the studs lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center, for a neat result. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush. Center the double top plate and lock it into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Continue the backyard diy project by assembling the side wall of the shed with the double doors. As you can easily see in the diagram, you need to cut all the components from 2×4 lumber. Use 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double headers. Adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs. Assemble the wall frame with 3 1/2″ screws, making sure the corners are square. Use double studs and a piece of 1/2″ plywood for the end of the walls. You should also fit a window to the wall, so you can leave a lot of light inside of the shed.
Build the plain side wall from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center.
Framing the front wall is a straight forward job, but you need to leave an opening so you can fit a door to the front. You can adjust the size of the door to suit your needs. You should use 2×6 lumber for the double header. Sandwich a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the 2×6 beams and lock them together with 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints for a professional result.
Assembling the shed frame
Lift the wall frames and then attach them to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. Moreover, you need to lock the adjacent walls together tightly, by drilling pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly.
Fitting the siding sheets
Fit T1-11 siding sheets to the plain side wall of the shed. Align the edges flush with the top and with the sides of the shed. Insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Fit the sheets to the other side of the shed. Make the cuts so you can fit the sheets around the window opening, as well as around the double door opening. Align the edges to the top of the wall frame and then insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Cut the siding sheets with a circular saw so you can fit them around the door opening. Use 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the siding panels to the back of the shed, as well.
If you like this design, you should check out PART 2 of the project for complete plans on how to build the roof. In PART 3 of the project, I show you how to build the door and how to fit the decorative trims.
This small garden shed has a nice appearance, making a perfect addition to any backyard. I have lots of other woodworking projects on my site, see the whole list HERE. You can access the shed easily for a professional result. If you want to get this project as a PDF file with 1 full Cut list and 1 full Shopping list, please check the GET PDF PLANS button bellow.
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