12×8 Shed Plans
This step by step diy project is about diy 12×8 gable shed plans. This storage shed has compact dimensions and it is the ideal choice, if you want to store all your tools and other items in a professional manner. Moreover, I have designed shed with many sizes so check them out, as well. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
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.
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12×8 Shed Plans
Building a 12×8 shed
- A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 5 pieces – 141″long FLOOR
- C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long FLOORING
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 1 piece – 89″ long, 7 pieces – 91 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 137″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 7 pieces – 91 1/2″ long BACKWALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 31 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 1 piece – 137″ long, 6 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 86″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONTWALL
- G – 10 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″ long SIDING
- 5 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 35 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1/2″ plywood – 5 1/2″x75″
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 10 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- skid ties
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- PART 1: 12×8 Shed Plans
- PART 2: 12×8 Shed Roof Plans
- PART 3: 12×8 Shed door and Trims Plans
How to build a 12×8 gable shed
Building the floor frame
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame. Cut the joists for the shed from 2×6 lumber. Cut the joists at the right dimensions and then lay them on a level surface. Align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Place the joists every 16″ on center.
Fitting the skids
Select the right location for the shed and then level it evenly. Lay the 4×4 skids to the ground and then fit the floor frame. Align the edges and toenail the frame to the skids. Alternatively, you could use rafter ties to lock them together tightly.
Fitting the floor sheets
Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between them. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the sheets to the floor frame, every 8″.
Back wall – Frame
Continue the project by assembling the back wall for the shed. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber, using the instructions from the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center for a professional result (you could place the studs every 16″ on center, as well). Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.
Front wall – Frame
Build the front wall for the shed from 2×4 lumber. Make sure you use 2×6 lumber for the double header. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double headers so you can get a professional result. Drill pilot holes through the 2×6 beams and insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the header. Fit all the components and lock them together with 3 1/2″ screws. You can easily adjust the size of the door to suit your needs.
Side walls – frame
Continue the project by assembling the side walls. After cutting the components from 2×4 lumber, you have to assemble the frames with 3 1/2″ screws. Place the studs every 24″ on center.
Assembling the shed frame
Fit the wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and use a spirit level to plumb the walls. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. Lock the adjacent walls together tightly with 3 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result.
Side wall – Siding
Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush with the top plates and with the studs. Use 6-8d nails to lock the siding sheets to the framing, every 8″. Leave no gaps between the sheets.
Front wall – Siding
Fit the siding sheets to the front of the shed, using the same techniques described above. As you can see in the diagram, you need to make cuts, so the panels fit into place ptoperly.
Back wall – Siding
Fit the siding sheets to the back of the shed, as well.
Make sure you take a look over PART 2 of the project, so you learn how to build the roof for the shed. In addition, you need to take a look over PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the build the double front doors.
12×8 Shed Plans – Front view doors
This shed has a gable roof and it is really easy to build. Moreover, this storage shed comes with double front doors and a nice design, so you can blend utility with style.
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