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Materials List - Easily get bids and use the list numbering system to know what part goes where.
Alternalte Options: There are two door options to build the 12x12 shed with the double doors on the gable end or the eve side.
Materials List:The 12x12 garden shed plans come with a complete materials list that is broken down by parts of the shed.
5 Foundations: There are 5 different foundations are included in the plans; 6x6 Wood skid, Concrete slab, Concrete Block Pier, Poured Concrete Pier and Precast pier.
Floor: 2x8 floor joists with 3/4" floor sheathing.
Walls Framing: 2x4 framing at 16" on center with a double top plate, just like a home is framed.
Wall Height: The shed wall height is 8'-1" which is framed using a standard 92-5/8" wall stud.
Door: The door to be used is a factory built door on pre hung jamb. This door is easy to install and available at most home stores and door shops.
Siding:T1-11 siding or similar 4'x8' wood or cement panel siding is specified but you can use any siding you like.
Roof: The roof is framed using 2x4's to build the trusses. It is sheeted with 1/2" O.S.B. 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: 4/12, this means that for every 4 inches of rise there is 12 inches of run horizontally.
Roof Overhang: 4" on the sides and 1" on the front and back.
Roofing: 25 year asphalt shingles
Trim: 1x3 and 1x6 wood, masonite or cement trim materials are used to finish the corners, roof eves and facia.
Floor Load: 50 pounds per square foot for framed floors. This is the same floor load rating used in building homes.
Roof Snow Load: 40 pounds per square foot. This is more than adequate for most areas. If you live in an area with a high snow load you should check with your local building department for your local snow load. Contact us and we can specify stronger roof framing.
The exterior details are what gives the shed its look. Wood shed plans are typically trimmed with wood, masonite, cement or vinyl trim boards. The details sheet on the 12x12 storage shed plans shows where to place the trim boards on the corners, door, roof eves and soffit. The standard trim is 1/2" x 3 1/2" and 1/2" x 5 1/2" masonite or cement or wood trim boards.
The main foundation plan for our 12x12 storage shed is built using 6x6 pressure treated wood skids. These boards keep the floor off the ground and make the shed easier to move if necessary. There are also plans included that show how to build a Pre-Cast Pier Foundation, Slab Foundation and Building Section, Concrete Pier Foundation Plan and Section and Isometric, Concrete Pier Floor Framing Plan
The shed walls are framed using 2x4 lumber at 16" on center for the studs and top and bottom plates. They are sheeted with T-111 exterior siding. You can add other sidings such as stucco or stone to match your home if you like.
Roof Framing Plans
The roof is framed using simple 2x6's at 24" o.c. to stick frame the rafters. 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. The roof is sheeted using 1/2" O.S.B.
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