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How To Build A Shed : Step By Step Instructions for a 8 X 12 Ft

How To Build A Shed :
Step By Step Instructions for a 8 X 12 Ft

How To Build A Basic Shed – Garden or Storage Shed

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This 8 x 12-ft. shed features a simple gable roof, double doors, and side and rear windows for natural lighting. With full-height walls and doors, there’s ample room for storing large items or creating a comfortable work space. An optional wood ramp helps in moving lawn mowers and other heavy equipment.

The shed’s simple construction makes it especially adaptable for different uses. For example, you can easily frame in additional windows to use the shed as a workshop or potting shed or omit all of the windows and devote the space entirely to secure storage.

The finish materials for the basic shed also are true to its name: asphalt roof shingles, plywood siding, and simple trim details are appropriately practical for this classic outbuilding design. You can purchase prehung doors or build your own using the project plans.

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Materials

Description

Quantity/Size

Material

Foundation

Drainage material

1.4 cu. yd.

Compactible gravel

Skids

3 @ 12′-0″

4 x 4 treated timbers

Floor Framing

Rim joists

2 @ 12′-0″

2 x 6 pressure-treated

joists

10 @ 8′-0″

2 x 6 pressure-treated

Floor sheathing

3 sheets, 4 × 8′

3/4″ tongue-&-groove ext.-grade plywood

Joist clip angles

20

3″ x 3″ x 3″ x
16-gauge galvanized

Wall Framing

Bottom plates

2 @ 12′-0″, 1 @ 8′-0″

2 x 4

Top plates

4 @ 12′-0″, 4 @ 8′-0″

2 x 4

Studs

40 @ 92 5/8″

2 x 4

Headers

2 @ 10′-0”, 2 @ 6′-0″

2 x 6

Header spacers

1 @ 9′-0″, 1 @ 6′-0″

1/2″ plywood 5″ wide

Gable Wall Framing

Top plates

2 @ 8′-0″

2 x 4

Studs

2 @ 8′-0″

2 x 4

Roof Framing

Rafters

22 @ 6′-0″

2 x 6

Metal anchors rafters

10, with nails

Simpson H1

Rafter ties

3 @ 8′-0″

2 x 4

Ridge board

1 @ 14′-0″

2 x 8

Lookouts

1 @ 8′-0″

2 x 6

Subfascia

1 @ 8′-0″, 2 @ 10′-0”

2 x 6

Soffit nailers

3 @ 8′-0″

2 x 2

Exterior Finishes

Plywood siding

10 sheets @ 4 × 9′

5/8″ texture 1-11 plywood siding, grooves 8″ o.c.

Z-flashing

2 pieces @ 8 ft.

Galvanized 18 gauge

Wall & corner trim

10 @ 10′-0″

1 x 4 S4S cedar

Fascia

8 @ 8′-0″

1 x 8 S4S cedar

Plywood soffits

2 sheets @ 4 × 8′

3/8″ cedar or fir plywood

Soffit vents

4 @ 4 × 12″

Louver with bug screen

Flashing (door/window trim)

8 linear ft.

Galvanized 18 gauge

Roofing

Roof sheathing

6 sheets @ 4 × 8′

1/2″ ext.-grade plywood

Asphalt shingles

150 sq. ft.

250# per square (min.)

15# building paper

150 sq. ft.

Metal drip edge

2 @ 14′-0″, 4 @ 6′-0″

Galvanized metal

Roof vents (optional)

2 units

Door

Frame

2 @ 8′-0″, 1 @ 6′-0″

3/4 x 4 1/4″ (actual) S4S cedar

Stops

2 @ 8′-0″, 1 @ 6′-0″

1 x 2 S4S cedar

Panel material

12 @ 8′-0″

1 x 6 T&G V-joint S4S cedar

Z-brace

4 @ 6′-0″

1 x 6 S4S cedar

Construction adhesive

1 tube

Exterior trim

2 @ 8′-0″, 1 @ 6′-0″

1 x 4 S4S cedar

Interior trim (optional)

2 @ 8′-0″, 1 @ 6′-0″

1 x 2 S4S cedar

Strap hinges

6, with screws

Exterior hinges

Windows

Frames

5 @ 6′-0″

3/4 x 4 1/4″ (actual) S4S cedar

Mullion

1 @ 3′-0″

2 x 4 S4S cedar

Stops

10 @ 6′-0″

1 x 2 S4S cedar

Glazing tape

30 linear ft.

Glazing tape

Glass

3 pieces field measure

1/4″ clear, tempered

Window muntins (optional)

3 @ 8′-0″

1 x 1 S4S cedar

Exterior trim

5 @ 8′-0″

1 x 4 S4S cedar

Interior trim (optional)

5 @ 8′-0″

1 x 2 S4S cedar

Ramp (Optional)

Pads

2 @ 6′-0″

2 x 8 pressure-treated

Stringers

1 @ 8′-0″

2 x 8 pressure-treated

Decking

7 @ 6′-0″

2 x 4 pressure-treated

Fasteners

16d common nails

16 lbs.

10d common nails

1 lb.

10d galvanized casing nails

1 lb.

8d common nails

1/2 lb.

8d box nails

3 lbs.

8d galvanized box nails

1 1/2 lbs.

8d galvanized finish nails

7 lbs.

3d galvanized box nails

1/4 lb.

7/8″ galvanized roofing nails

2 lbs

1 1/2″ joist hanger nails

80 nails

1 1/4″ wood screws

70 screws

3 1/2″ deck screws

12 screws

3″ deck screws

50 screws

2 1/2″ deck screws

40 screws

1 1/4″ deck screws

30 screws

Silicone-latex caulk

1 tube

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