We have recently completed the building of a 8×10 garden shed. We documented every step of the process to help shed builders around the world understand all the details that go into building a back yard shed. This video is a condensed version of all the videos. It shows every major step in the shed building process including setting the foundation, framing the floor, framing the walls, installing the siding, building rafters, building the roof framing, roofing install, painting, door building and painting.
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building a backyard shed time lapse video
Check out this great looking Cape Cod style shed built this summer. The shutters on the window create a beautiful exterior facade and provide the details necessary when creating that garden shed look. The vinyl siding on this 10×12 shed creates a maintenance free exterior that will last many years. Icreatables shed design uses a 10×12 pitch roof. The plans come with details showing how to build the roof trusses. There are also optional plans for home built shed doors or you can buy and install pre-hung doors like the ones installed on this shed.
There was also wiring installed for outlets and lighting. You can view more pictures of this shed on our owners sheds page. The plans for the 10×12 shed design are also available on icreatables.com
Beautiful red and white garden shed using the 10×12 shed plan from icreatables.com
This Cape Cod Shed with a Porch has been finished just in time for the wet winter weather! The shed has several upgrades including architectural shingles with a ridge vent, vinyl windows, and lap siding. Attention to the details has helped this shed to be built for many years of service. The covered porch is 4 feet deep and extends the length of the shed. You can find plans for this and similar garden shed plans at icreatables.com garden sheds.
10×12 cape cod shed plans with fall leaves.
Another great Gambrel shed has been completed! It has been customized with metal siding and larger windows. The metal siding was installed on top of O.S.B. sheeting. Check out more pictures of this great shed on the Owner Shed Pictures page.
Our How To Build a Shed Book will teach you how to assemble the gambrel barn roof trusses and loft area. If you want to learn how to build a shed you can download our e-book that is free with any shed plan purchase. You can view it on the How To Build A Shed page.
10×12 Gambrel Shed
This beautiful firewood shed was built in Ellijay Georgia. When you season firewood it needs to be kept in a place that is open to air movement so that the wood can dry out properly. But it still needs to be kept covered so that it does not get totally soaked every time it rains or snows, which will slow the seasoning process. Our firewood shed performs the function of seasoning perfectly. It allows the wood to be covered and still lets in plenty of fresh air around the wood to let the wood dry. The floor of the firewood shed is built with 1 inch gaps between the floor boards to let the air circulate up through the wood pile. Come on by our website and check out the plans for the 4×8 firewood shed and many other sizes!
4×8 Firewood Shed Plans
Check out the photo of this great looking 12×12 gable shed. It was built in Bay Shore, New York. The attention to detail looks awesome with a beautiful paint combination. The shed was built using the standard option to install the door on the gable end of the shed. The plans also include an option to install the door on the eve wall of the shed. Our How to Build A Shed Book that is included with every shed plan purchase has optional eve details that show you how to build an eve that extends farther out from the shed wall to give the roof a overhang. The 12×12 gable shed is a great way to add additional storage or a work area in the back yard. Come on by and check out the plan for this shed and many others!
12×12 Shed built from plans from icreatables.com.
We have designed a new 22×22 garage plan to help you build a 2 car detached garage.
The plans include everything you need to get a building permit in most jurisdictions including the following:
- Title Sheet which includes the materials list, Building location information, Code summary, Sheet Index.
- Site Plan Sheet that you can use to insert your site plan on
- Floor Plan
- Electrical Plan and Electrical Legend
- Wall Framing Plans. This is not required for a building permit but helps during construction.
- Exterior Elevations
- Building Details showing larger details of critical connections
- Roof Framing Plans
- Foundation Plans for both Slab on Grade, Concrete stem wall and CMU Block stem wall.
- Alternate Braced Wall Panel Detail. This allows you to build walls less than 4′ long without an engineers stamp in many situations. You will need to verify this with your local building department.
The plans come with several features that make project planning easier such as the materials list, wall framing plans and an 18×24 paper size. Garage plans can be printed at your local printer that has a large format printer. You can email them the file or take it down on a thumb drive. Most building departments require the plans to be on paper larger than 8 1/2 by 11 and a 1/4″ scale minimum. the 18×24 paper allows the plans to be drawn to 1/4″ scale.
One of the most important parts of building a 22×22 garage is the planning. Making sure that the cost is correct and that it will end up like you want it to is largely controlled before you begin digging in the dirt. Having a good set of garage plans will help you achieve your goals. You can view our 22×22 garage and many others on our 2 car garage plans pages at icreatables.com.
One of our most popular shed plan sizes is the 4×8 Lean To. It comes in several heights and also has the option for the door to be on every side of the shed. There is even one lean to shed design that has a window on the front! If you are interested in seeing our complete line of lean to shed plans with sizes up to 16×20 feet please visit our website icreatables.com.
The 4×8 lean to is popular because it provides a modest amount of storage space that can be tucked out of the way against a wall or fence in the back yard. Its simple to build design, small footprint and resulting lower cost to build make it a great shed for any back yard.
The basic shed comes with a 6′ door height, actually (5′-10 1/2″). This shed design has the option to have the door(s) on any of the 4 sides.
We also have a 4×8 lean to design with a shorter wall height to keep the overall height below 8′. The door on this shed is on the tall wall only. You can view this shed below.
Lean to shed plans with lower roof height.
If a smaller lean to shed is not what you are looking for please visit our website and see all the different sizes and configurations.
We have added several new pages to the icreatables website. The new pages showcase our latest line of shed plans. The 10×20 shed plans library is a collection of larger shed designs in the 10 foot by 20 foot size. Several design styles include the Colonial, the Gable and the Lean To.
The Colonial shed is a great looking backyard shed design that has a steep 10/12 roof. The long wall of the shed has a single door in the center of the wall that is flanked by two windows.
The Gable Shed design is our basic storage shed with a 4/12 pitch roof. It has large 6′ wide entry doors that can be installed either on the short or long walls of the shed. The plans include framing plans for both door locations.
10×20 gable shed front elevation. Shown with doors on the short wall.
The 10×20 Lean To design is the perfect shed design to use when you want a lower roof height or want to build a shed next to another structure like a fence or building.
10×20 lean to shed front view
We have received shed plan images from several customers recently. As often happens when sheds are built the plans have been modified to fit the site and the owners preferences.
Our 12×16 Gambrel shed has been built in Alpine California. With a beautiful mountain valley back drop this shed is built in a great location.
12 x 16 Gambrel Shed
This next shed is actually a beautiful office. It is the 10×12-S1 Studio Shed built in Granada Hills, CA. It was built in a beautiful backyard overlooking the pool. It is fully finished with electrical, wallboard, trim, paint and flooring. It is a great place to hang out.
Our last shed images is a 4×8 firewood shed that was built with great detail inside and out. It is built in Tualatin Oregon. The owner decided to add a shelf in the upper part of the shed to hold kindling. Visit our site and click on the Owners Shed Pictures link at the top of any of the pages to view more photos of these and other shed plans.