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Economy sheds are really just shed plans that have been designed to make the best use of the building materials. The main factor that contributes to using the building materials well is the shortening of the shed walls. By making the shed walls a little shorter than the standard home framing height of 8'-1" there is a reduction in the use of siding materials, flashing for the siding and blocking that goes behind the siding joints. By shortening the wall height to allow the 8' tall siding to extend from the top of the top plate down past the bottom plate by 1 1/2" the siding can be installed without a joint. for easy water run off without seeping into the shed.
Our backyard shed plans incorporate three different wall heights depending on the door design and the needs of you the shed builder. These three wall heights are 6'-7", 7'-7" and 8'-1". The basic garden shed plans use the 6'-7" wall height because it allows you to put the door on any wall of the shed and still have a 2x6 header over the shed door. Our home built doors are 6' tall.
The larger shed plans use the 7'-7" and 8'-1" wall heights which allow the use of a pre-hung door from a door shop or home store.
The backyard shed plans are designed to be roofed with asphalt shingles but metal roofing may be used in its place. A lower pitch roof like the 4/12 roof pitch gives the shed a simple garden shed look while keeping the cost down. Higher pitch roofs use more building materials to construct and are more labor intensive to build.
All of our backyard shed plans come with a standard shed foundation of 6x6 treated rails and 4 optional shed foundations including concrete slab, poured conrete pier, pre-cast concrete pier and concrete block pier. The rail shed foundation is the simplest to build. The pier foundations allow you to build the shed on sloping ground and the concrete slab foundation provides a more permenant solid floor.
Whatever your shed plan needs we have a solution. From garden shed plans to basic shed plans, you will find the solution to your home storage needs here. Check out the shed plans on this page or browse the other shed plan pages on our web site to find your perfect shed plan.
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"I finally finished my 8x12 shed! The plans worked out great. I deviated from the plans slightly on roof edge and the door. I plan to put gutters and down spouts on it and we wanted a little more of a country barn door look. I really appreciated the templates for cutting the notches for the rafters. Detailing which nails I needed for each phase of the build was also very helpful. Thanks again," Dale
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