Our 8×12 Backyard Shed Kit includes the materials needed (including the gravel) to build this 8′ by 12′ gable shed. For a limited time, we will also include for free the step-by-step plans to build this shed. The backyard shed plan will instruct you how to build a garden shed or storage shed that can be used for many things such as garden tool storage, home storage, and greenhouse shed things. Garden sheds can be as simple as basic storage shed in the garden or a detailed, ornate, shed that is the focal point of your garden.
The DIY plan by iCreatables is designed to make your shed simple and inexpensive to build. The diagrams are professionally drawn and the step by step instructions will show how to build a shed whether you are an old pro or a first time framer. The materials list is broken down by parts of the shed. For instance, the floor framing plan has all the materials to build the floor listed on the floor framing sheets, and the wall framing has its materials listed on the wall framing sheets.
8×12 Gable Shed Highlights
- Shed plan includes alternate drawings for the door on the end or sides
- 2×6 (optional 2×8) floor joists with 3/4″ floor sheathing
- The shed wall height is 6′ 7″, which is a cost effective wall height because it saves on material and allows the home built shed door to be on any wall
- The home built door is 5′ 10 1/2″ tall. The 4′ wide door option has a width of 3′ 10 1/2″, while the 6′ wide door option has a width of 5′ 8″. The door is built using sandwich construction for strength and durability. The door plan shows you how to build a shed door that will outlive the shed. The shed door is built using a 2×4 inner frame faced on the inside with 1/2″ OSB. On the outside is a layer of T1-11 to match the rest of the shed. Three hinges are used on the doors and the screws go into the inner 2×4 frame of the door to give extra strength.
- The roof is framed using 2×4’s to build the rafter trusses. The plan includes instructions to build the trusses using top and bottom chords and 1/2″ OSB gussets. It is sheeted with 1/2″ OSB. 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 of 4/12, which means that for every 4 inches of rise there is 12 inches of run horizontally
- Roof Overhang: 5 1/2″ on the eves and 1″ gable ends
- 25-year asphalt shingles for the roofing
- 2×4 wall framing at 16″ on center with top and bottom plates
- Siding is T1-11 siding or similar 4’x8′ wood or cement panel siding (can be changed to use any siding you like)
- Trim: 1×4 and 1×6 wood, masonite or cement trim materials are used to finish the corners, roof eves and fascia, and door
- Floor Load: rated at 50 pounds per square foot for framed floors using 2×6 joists — even stronger with 2×8 joists supplied in our riding mower option
- Roof Snow Load: 40 pounds per square foot (if you live in an area with a high snow load, you should check with your local building department for your local snow load)
- We’ve upgraded the joists to treated lumber because they are better suited to the wet climate of the Pacific Northwest
- Riding mower option: we’ve upgraded the joists to 2×8 instead of 2×6 to better support heavy equipment like riding mowers
- The materials we supply is for the wood skid foundation option and not the 4 concrete foundation options
- You will need to cut the lumber to the size specified in the plan
- Paint not included
- Kit does not include materials or plan for optional ramp
- Check with your local county or city zoning department to determine code requirements
- The shed plan will be in eBook format (pdf)
- Parr Lumber is purchasing the shed plan from iCreatables
- Information on this page is based on the description on the iCreatables website
- The price and materials supplied are based on iCreatables’ materials list at the time this shed was added to our eStore