6×12 Shed Plans

This step by step diy project is about 6×12 shed plans. I have designed this narrow gable shed so you can create additional storage space in your backyard, even if you have a really small or narrow yard. You can adjust the shed plans, by moving the door to the long side walls or by making other adjustments. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.

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.



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6×12 Shed Plans




Cut List

  • A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 144″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long, 10 pieces – 69″ long FRAME
  • C – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long FLOOR
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 42″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 8 pieces – 79 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 74″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 39″ long FRONT WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 8 pieces – 79 1/2″ long BACK WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long, 1 piece – 137″ long, 9 pieces – 79 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • G – 8 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x86″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x86″ long SIDING

Shopping List

  • 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 12′
  • 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
  • 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
  • 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
  • 34 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 8′
  • 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
  • 9 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
  • 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
  • 6d nails, ties
  • wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


One week




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How to build a 6×12 shed



First of all, you need to build the floor frame for the shed. Therefore, you have to cut all the joists from 2×6 lumber. Lay all the joists on a level surface and drill pilot holes through the rim beams. Insert 3 1/2″ screws through the rim joists into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

Select the location for the shed, making sure you also read and comply with the local building codes. Remove the vegetation layer and then compact a thick layer of gravel. Lay the 4×4 skids to the  ground and then fit the floor frame. Align the edges flush and use rafter ties to lock the skids to the floor frame tightly.

Fitting the floor sheets

Fitting the floor sheets

Attach the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame, using the pattern show in the plans. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the joists, for a professional result.


Building the shed wall framing



Assemble the front wall frame from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs to lock everything together tightly. Frame the door for the shed using the information from the diagram. Use 2×6 lumber for the double header. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the 2×6 beams and insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the double header together tightly.



Frame the back wall for the shed from 2×4 lumber. Cut the studs and the plates at the right dimensions and then lock them together tightly with 3 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.



Build the side walls for the shed from 2×4 lumber. Cut the studs and the plates at the right dimensions, as seen the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. As you can see in the plans, you need to place double studs to both ends of the walls, so you add strength to the structure. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double studs.

Assembling the shed frame

Assembling the shed frame

Fit the four wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and then plumb them vertically with a spirit level. Plumb the wall frames vertically, 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 for a professional result.


Fitting the shed siding sheets

Side walls - siding

Side walls – siding

Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the side walls of the shed. Use 6-8d nails to secure the panels to the framing tightly. Insert the nails every 8″ along the framing and leave no gaps between the panels.

Front wall - siding

Front wall – siding

Make cuts to the T1-11 siding panels that go around the door opening. Use 6-8d nails to lock the siding sheets into place tightly, every 8″ along the framing. mail


Back wall - Siding

Back wall – Siding

Fit the T1-11 siding to the side walls of the storage shed, in the same manner described above.

6x12 Shed Plans

6×12 Shed Plans

Check out PART 2 of the 6×12 shed project, so you learn how to frame the gable roof. In PART 3 I show you how to build the door and attach the trims.

6x12 Gable Shed Plans

6×12 Gable Shed Plans


6x12 Shed Plans - overall dimensions

6×12 Shed Plans – overall dimensions

This 6×12 shed features a lot of space for storing items (bikes, lawn mower, tools and so on) and a neat design. If you want a better access to the shed, you should consider framing double doors to the sides of the shed. If you want to get this project as a PDF file with 1 Cut list and 1 Shopping list, please take a look over the GET PDF PLANS button bellow.


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This woodworking project was about 6×12 shed plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.




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