8×12 Storage Shed Plans & Blueprints For Building a Spacious Gable Shed
Here are some detailed 8×12 storage shed plans & blueprints for making a durable gable shed in your yard. These plans will help you make a simple and multipurpose storage shed on a low budget.
This shed can easily be used as a workshop, tool shed, garden shed or even as extra living space.
You only need basic building materials for finishing this DIY project. Complete floor and wall frame diagrams are included along with blueprints for constructing the roof.
8×12 Storage Shed Plans For Constructing The Foundation & Floor Frame
Dig a 5 inch deep ditch on the land where the foundation for the shed will be la >
8×12 Storage Shed Blueprints For Making The Wall Frame
Cut out four 89 inch plates for the front and back walls and four 12 feet long wall plates for the s >
8×12 Shed Plans For Crafting The Roof Frame
- Make to patter rafters by referring to the template rafter diagram.
- Check that these fit correctly with the help of a spacer block.
- Create twelve more rafters using the two template rafters.
- Build eight more rafters but without birds mouth cut for overhangs on the gable end
- Craft a 13 feet long r >
Steps To Install the Soffits & Siding
- Create 12 nailers measuring them such that they fit between the rafters accurately.
- Secure the nailers between the rafters using toenails and facenails.
- Cut out soffit panels from plywood such that they accommodate between the fascia and wall frame.
- Nail the soffits to the rafters.
- Create openings for 4 soffit vents.
- Place one vent on the eaves, one on each of the side walls and two on the forward rafter bays.
- Setup the soffit vents.
- Secure the siding using nails and butt the upper boundaries of the siding such that they touch the soffits.
- Attach Z flashing across the upper boundary of the siding and run the siding all the way up to the soffits.
8×12 Gable Shed Plans For Constructing The Doors
Create the door frame using 0.75 x 4.5 inch cedar boards. Make the head jamb about 61 inches and the s >
Make The Windows & Add The Trim
- Every window frame is created by making a rectangular frame using 0.75 x 4.25 timber.
- The lumber pieces are fastened to each other using deck screws taking care that the frame is slightly smaller than the opening for the window in the wall frame.
- Craft and attach a 2×4 mullion in the middle of the window frame within the side walls.
- Secure each window frame in its opening using galvanized nails making sure that the frame remains flush with the edges of the wall frame.
- Create and bevel all the window stops and nail them to the frame.
- Put the glass panes for the windows in place and cover the stops with glazing tape.
- Create the window trims and fasten these to the windows using screws or nails.
- Attach the corner trims adjacent to the horizontal trim such that it is touching the siding at its lower boundaries.
- Seal all spaces between the sidings and trim with waterproof filler on all doors and windows.
Build the Ramp
- Measure the height of the ground from the shed floor and calculate the slope and length of the ramp that would be most appropriate for your needs.
- Trace a line on the ground with chalk to highlight the length of the ramp that will be built.
- Create two pads according to the w >