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 8x12 Gambrel Barn Shed plans include:
8'-6" ceiling height - With the gambrel roof the cute barn shed has over 8 1/2' feet of headroom.
Home Built Doors - Build your own custom door using detailed door building plans
How To Frame a Gambrel Roof Rafter Watch and learn how to frame a gambrel roof rafter or gambrel roof truss for the 8x12 gambrel shed plan.
8x12 Gambrel Shed Plans Include The Following:
Materials List:The 8x12 gambrel shed barn 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; Wood skid, Concrete slab, Concrete Block Pier, Poured Concrete Pier and Precast pier.
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 is 5'-4". The gambrel barn roof makes the height inside over 9' tall!
Door: Two door Options depending on wall height
3'-9" x 5'-9 1/2"door is built using sandwich construction for strength and durability. Our door plan shows you how to build a shed door that will outlive the shed. The shed door is built using a 2x4 inner frame faced on the inside with 1/2" O.S.B. and on the outside there is a layer of T-111 to match the rest of the shed. We use 3 hinges on the doors and the screws go into the inner 2x4 frame of the door to give extra strength.
Factory Built door on pre hung jamb, for taller wall option
Siding: T-111 exterior siding. Other sidings such as vinyl or board and batten may be used.
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: The gambrel roof has a double roof pitch.
Roof Overhang: 6" on the eves and soffits
Roofing: Metal roofing or 25 year asphalt shingles.
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.