Cost Effective - Our shed plans are designed to make your shed simple and inexpensive to build.
Easy To Build From - Professionally drawn with step by step instructions to show both an old pro or a first time framer how to build a shed. (see the plans example below).
Start Now - Instant download - The shed plans are emailed to you when you purchase so you can start immediately. We use the free PDF file format so you can print them on your home printer or we can postal mail them to you.
Materials List - Easily get bids and use the list numbering system to know what part goes where.
The 12x16 storage shed plans include:
Loft - This shed comes with a loft that has an opening in front of the upper windows. See the floor plan below.
Multiple Door Options - The plans are designed for pre-hung door and also include construction drawings for home built doors.
12x16 Traditional Shed Plans Include The Following:
Materials List: The 12x16 garden shed plans come with a complete materials list that is broken down by parts of the shed.
Foundation The shed plans include plans for a wood rail foundation
Floor: 2x6 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 uses 92 5/8" framing studs which make an 8'-1" wall.
Door: Home Built Door
Double End Door Size - 6'-0" x 6'-8"
Side Door - 2'-6" x 6'-8"
Siding: T-111 exterior siding. Other sidings such as vinyl may be used.
Roof: The roof is framed using 2x6's to build the rafters. 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: 10/12, this means that for every 10 inches of rise there is 12 inches of run horizontally. The dormer roof is a 4 in 12 pitch
Roof Overhang: 10" on the sides and gable ends.
Trim: 1x4 and 1x6 wood, masonite or cement trim materials are used to finish the corners, roof eves and facia, and door.
Floor Load: 50 pounds per square foot for framed floors. You don't want your shed floor to feel spongy.
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.