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8×12 Garden Shed Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 8×12 garden shed plans. I have designed this beautiful garden shed, so you can store all your garden tools including that lawn mower. The shed features double 6 ft doors on the front with a 24″x36″ window. In addition, the roof has a 6:12 pitch. 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. Premium Plans for this project available in the Shop.

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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8×12 Shed Plans

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Building-a-8×12-shed

 

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Tools

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

Time

 One day

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Step 1: How to build the floor for 8×12 shed

Assembling-the-shed-floor

Assembling-the-shed-floor

The first step of the project is to build the floor frame. Cut all the joists from 2×6 lumber and then lay them on a level surface. Make sure you place the joists every 16″ on center, for a professional result. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular joists. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result. Measure the diagonals and make adjustments until they are perfectly equal.

Fitting-the-skids

Fitting-the-skids

Select the location for the shed and then level it properly. Compact a layer of gravel to the location and the lay the 4×4 skids. Fit the floor frame to the skids and then use rafter ties to connect them tightly. Insert 1 1/2″ structural screws to lock the connectors.

Floor-sheets

Floor-sheets

Lay the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes every 8″ along the framing and insert 1 5/8″ screws. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.

 

Step 2: Building the wall frames

Front-wall-frame

Front-wall-frame

Double-header

Double-header

Build the front  wall frame for the 8×12 shed using 2×4 lumber for the studs and plates, and 2×6 lumber for the double headers. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to place double studs to both ends of the walls. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Notice the door opening and window opening. We need to assemble double headers for the window and door opening. Glue a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the 2×6 beams. Align the edges flush and make sure you add glue to the joints. Insert 2 1/2″ screws from both sides.

Back-wall-frame

Back-wall-frame

Build the back wall for the shed from 2×4 lumber, as well. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Notice the top double plates.

Side-wall-frame

Side-wall-frame

Build the side wall frames from 2×4 lumber, using the same techniques described above. Place the studs every 16″ on center and then make sure the corners are square.

Fitting-the-front-and-back-wall-frames

Fitting-the-front-and-back-wall-frames

Fit the front and back wall frames to the floor of the shed. Plumb the wall frames with a sprit level and align them flush with the floor sheets. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor of the shed. Notice the temporarily 2×4 braces that hold the walls into place, until you fit the side frames.

Assembling-the-shed-frame

Assembling-the-shed-frame

Fit the side wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and plumb them vertically with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. Lock the adjacent walls together by inserting 3 1/2″ screws.

 

Step 3: Fitting the siding walls

Front-wall-siding-sheets

Front-wall-siding-sheets

Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the front of the shed. Align the edges flush and lock them into place tightly with 6-8d nails. Insert the nails every 8″ along the framing and leave no gaps between the sheets. Cut out the window and door openings and smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Back-wall-siding-sheets

Back-wall-siding-sheets

Fit the panels to the back wall, as well. Use 6-8d nails to secure the sheets to the framing.

8x12 Shed - dimensions

8×12 Shed – dimensions

Make sure you check out PART 2 of the project, where I show you how to build the roof for the shed. Take a look over PART 3 of the project, where I show you how to build the double door and how to fit the trims.

8x12 Shed Plans

8×12 Shed Plans

This 8×12 shed with a gable roof is a good choice if you want to combine the storage space wit the easy accessibility and with the looks. This shed can add a lot of value to the property with a small investment. The return is awesome, especially if you build it by yourself! Premium Plans for this project available in the Shop.

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This woodworking project was about 8×12 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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