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8x12 shed plans have a 96 square feet of floor space. An 8x12 storage shed is large enough to store larger items and have a little space to work in. With the 12 foot long walls on the shed you will have plenty of wall space to store items that can hang or it can be used to install shelves. As one of the most common shed sizes we have many 8x12 backyard shed plans to choose from. Our shed design styles include the regular gable shed, the garden shed plans with steep roof and windows, modern and studio sheds, firewood sheds, a small barn gambrel shed and even a salt box! With so many shed styles there is sure to be one that fits your needs build the perfect space to store things or to
Many citys have a shed or out building size restriction. When you have local building restrictions that require 100 square feet of space or less the 8x12 garden shed is a great solution! At 96 square feet it comes in just under the maximum allowable space. And if you need a shed that is narrower than the 10 foott wide 10x10 shed it may be the perfect solution.
You can also make a nice office shed or studio shed with the 8x12 size. Picking the perfect shed design can be tricky so carefully assess your space needs and then pick the one that suits you best from the styles above. We have several modern styles that can be used as a home office or studio to keep your commute short and your work space quiet. Most of our designs will work perfect to store things or as a workshop. So find the design that suits you best and get to work building your backya rd shed!
8x12 Lean To Shed Plans: The lean to shed has the simplest roof to build and also keeps the overall height of the shed a bit lower than the gable roof styles. The single plane of the rafters slopes from one side of the shed to the other. This allows the lean to shed to be built up against your house or a fence without the water or snow running off the shed between the two structures. The lean to can also be permenantly attached to another structure. This is often done to make the shed look like part of the larger structure.
8x12 Gable Backyard Shed Plans: The gable roof designs have two roof planes with simple rafter construction. It uses a 4 in 12 pitch roof slope. We have 8x12 backyard gable shed designs with both a short wall or a taller wall. The shorter wall is designed to reduce the costs by using a bit less materials and using a home built door. The taller wall gable shed is designed to use a pre-hung door, and also comes with a home built door plan to give you the option to use either door style.
8x12 Modern Shed Plans: The modern shed is a great way to get a modern look in your backyard office or studio workspace. The modern design is achieved by using a single slope roof, square windows, full lite door and horizontal siding. We also have details showing how to purchase and install cement siding that is popular on modern shed designs. In the 8x12 modern or studio sheds we have three options for door placement.
8x12 Firewood Shed Plans: If you have a larger amount of wood to season and store the 8x12 wood shed can hold over 4 cords of wood. Using a shed to season your firewood is the perfect way to keep your firewood dry and at the same time allow air to flow around the stacked wood. Our 8x12 wood storage shed design has a floor made using pressure treated boards that are set 1 inch apart to allow air to flow up from below the floor and through the wood pile. The roof keeps the wood pile dry and the large open door allows air to flow out of the shed as well as give you access to the stacked firewood.
8x12 Gambrel Barn Shed Plans: The Icreatables.com 8x12 gambrel shed plan is the larger version of our 8x8 and 8x10 barn designs. The 8x12 barn shed plans give you the look of a back yard barn with a foot print of just under 100 square feet.
8x12 Salt Box Shed Plans: The salt box design has two different roof pitches that give it the look of a southern home that had extra space added out back. This classic American design gives a bit of extra design style over the standard gable roof designs and is especially helpful if you are matching the look of a salt box home.
Taking time to plan your shed project is an important part of the shed building process. The major steps in planning the construction of your shed are:
iCreatables has all the shed planning resources you need to plan for and build your new shed. Our eBook, How To Build A Shed, is included with every shed plan purchase. In it you will find instructions on how to build all the elements of all of our sheds. Our 8x12 shed plan library offers a great selection of the most popular shed styles to help your build the perfect work studio, storage space or workshop. Click on any of the 8x12 shed designs at the top of this page to view more information about that particular shed and start building today!
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