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FREE! Shed Plans
Step-By-Step Instructions & Easy To Follow Blueprints!
- 8 x 12 Storage Shed – Free Plans
- 8 x 10 Timber Frame Garden Shed – Free Plans
- 2 In 1 Backyard Combo Shed – Free Plans
- Easy To Build Outdoor Storage Locker – Free Plans
- Backyard Kitchen Pavilion – Free Plans
Shed Plans and Materials Lists
These free modern shed plans are a good introduction to the range of 12,000 professional blueprints on offer.
If you are a beginner, it is a cheap no-risk way of obtaining useful knowledge of building terms and planning information before you go on to build your shed.
How To Build a Shed From Scratch
Watching our detailed video on “how to build a 10 x 16 shed,” as well as reading the information contained in the free plans, the complete material lists, and cutting lists… will help you understand the level of building skills required – To Build a Shed From Scratch.
Shed Building Tips
As well as, tips on how to build a shed, there is also a list of the basic tools you will need before you start to build
Watch The Video Below… then Download one or all of the Free Shed Plans.
Combined they offer all the building tips and essential information you need to successfully complete your first Shed Build.
Build Your Own Shed
No building contractor will give you expert information as these plans do, after all, contractors make their money – from being the expert!
With the right plans, You could build your own amazing shed in just a couple of weekends – If you possess a Can-Do-Attitude, Average DIY skills, and Basic Hand Tools.
However, To Succeed Detailed Plans Are Key!
Cost To Build A Shed?
So what’s MyShedPlans all about and who is it for?
Ryan Henderson, a professional craftsman, and educator his aim is to give you easy access to a variety of free and paid shed plans online.
If the 5 free plans don’t interest you?
You can pay a Low, One Time Fee, to gain instant access to 12,000 shed plans complete with building tips, materials lists, and cutting lists.
The range of shed plans for sale covers many modern shed designs that you would be proud to build.
Is it cheaper to build your own shed?
I’m certain you will save a lot of money if you use one of these plans and build the shed from scratch… DIY is the cheapest way to build a shed.
Whether you need plans and material lists for building the popular 8 x 10 Storage Shed or a simple Firewood Shed… It will be listed.
In total there are 12,000 shed designs, you are sure to find a number of interesting sheds to build.
You don’t need building experience to effectively use these plans, they are very detailed but very easy to follow.
How Much Does It Cost To Build A Shed?
It will depend on the shed size and materials you choose.
For a 10×8 shed, you build yourself it would cost about $900, a prebuilt kit shed would cost around $3000.
For a 12×20 shed, you build yourself it would cost $1000-$1500, a prebuilt kit shed costs close to $5000.
You save thousands of dollars when you build the shed yourself from scratch!
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If you buy the 12,000 plans, then change your mind, for any reason… Your shed plans purchase is covered with a No-Risk 60 Day Refund Policy, [100% full refund no questions asked…]
I don’t expect I will have to use it but I’m reassured I can get a full refund if I need to.
- I once wanted to DIY build a shed in the backyard. So I went online, bought the cheapest 8 x 10 shed plan I could get, and started following it. I got the tools, the 2×4’s, and even began the precut. I didn’t get far with it; I got stuck more than once, not knowing how to get from one stage in the build to another? If you have ever bought a plan to help you build any DIY project, you probably know what I am talking about. I decided to download the free plans from MyShedPlans to check the quality… then I bought the shed plan I wanted to use… Shed Completed!
Video – How To Build A 10 x 16 Storage Shed
Camping Or Hunting Gear Storage?
As A Hunter, Why Would You Build A Shed?
This 12 x 8 shed with a simple internal fit-out is easily adapted to store all your Hunting Gear whether you hunt with a bow or rifle or both, having a dedicated space to store, repair, or dry… all your hunting equipment will change your life. – at least I know it would be life-changing for me to have space like that!
Secure Gun Room
Do you have a large number of rifles? without sufficient space in your Gun Safes?
You could build a storage shed with security in mind – heavy-duty door, good quality locks, no windows, alarm system, then use it as a secure gun room?
Shed For Reloading
Extra shed room is perfect for reloading if you need to keep powder and delicate equipment locked away from inquisitive little hands?
Man Cave For Hunters
You could expand your collection of Hunting Bows, or build extra wall area to finally display all of your Trophy Heads in one room… this DIY 12 x 8 shed would make a great Hunters Man-Cave…
Build Your Own Shed
To create your own Dream Shed would be quite a cheap project if you build it yourself!
I would love to build a shed like this, fit a small wood stove for winter heat, an ideal space for my home office, as well as store and maintain my hunting rifles, perhaps in the future, a workshop to build custom knives… Hmmm, one day!
How To Build A 12′ x 8′ Storage Shed From Scratch
35 easy to follow steps to build a 12 x 8 storage shed from scratch.
The instructions below are a good indication of the high level of instruction that accompanies all the plans, both the free and paid shed plans.
12 x 8 Gear Storage Shed
How To Build A Shed From Scratch
- How to build a shed foundation: Excavate the building site and add a 4″ layer of gravel as a foundation, compact the gravel base making sure it is flat and level.
- Cut three 4 × 4 treated timber skids at 144″ level the skids on the gravel foundation.
- Cut two 2 × 6 rim joists at 144″ and ten joists at 93″. Mark the joist layout onto the rim joists. Assemble frame with 16d galv. common nails; check each joist for crowning and install it with the crowned edge up.
- Set the floor frame on top of the skids and measure the diagonals to make sure it’s square. Install metal clip angles at each joist along the two outer skids, using 1 1/2″ joist hanger nails and 16d galv. common nails, and toenail each joist to the center skid with 16d galv. nails
- Install the tongue-and-groove floor sheathing, starting with a full sheet at one corner of the frame. Use 8d galv. nails every 6″ along the edges and every 12″ in the field.
- Cut the 2 × 4 wall plates: four at 144″ for the sidewalls and four at 89″ for the front and back walls
- Mark the stud layouts onto the plates.
- Cut twenty-seven studs at 92 5/8″, and cut six at 81 1/2″ to serve as jack studs
- Build three headers with 2 × 6s and 1/2″ plywood: one at 65″ for the door opening, one at 67″ for the right side window, and one at 35″ for the rear window.
- Assemble, raise, and brace the walls one at a time, then add the double top plates
- How to build a shed roof: cut two pattern rafters. Test-fit the roof rafters using a 2 × 8 spacer block, then cut the remaining twelve common rafters. Cut eight rafters for the gable end overhangs—these do not have bird’s mouth cuts.
- Cut the 2 × 8 ridge board at 156″. Draw the rafter layout onto the top plates and ridge board, using 16″ on-center spacing. The outsides of the outer common rafters should be 6″ from the ends of the ridge board
- Install the roof rafters. Reinforce the rafter-wall connection with metal anchors—install them on all but the outer common rafters
- Cut three 2 × 4 rafter ties at 96″, and clip the top outer corners so they won’t project above the rafters. Position each tie next to a pair of rafters. Face-nail each tie end to the rafter with three 10d nails, then toenail each tie end to the top wall plate with two 8d nails.
- Cut the gable-wall plates to reach from the ridge to the wall plates. Install the plates with their outside edges flush with the outer common rafters. Cut and install the gable studs.
- Cut and install the 2 × 6 sub fascia along the eaves. Keep the ends flush with the outsides of the overhang rafters, and the bottom edges flush with the bottom rafter edges; use 16d nails.
- Install the 1 × 8 fascia along the gable overhangs, then along the eaves, holding it 1/2″ above the rafters so it will be flush with the sheathing; use 6d galv. finish nails.
- Install the 1/2″ plywood sheathing, starting at a lower corner of the shed roof; use 8d box nails driven every 6″ along the edges and every 12″ in the field of the sheets.
- Attach metal drip edge along the eaves, then apply 15# building paper over the sheathing. Add drip-edge along the gable ends, over the paper
- Install the plywood siding, using 8d galv. finish nails. Butt the top edges of the siding against the soffits. Don’t nail the siding to the rear-window and door headers in this step. At the gable ends, install Z-flashing along the top edge of siding, then continue the siding up to the soffits
- Cut out the bottom plate from the door opening
- How to install a shed door: Cut the door frame pieces from 3/4″ × 4 1/2″ cut the head jamb at 61 1/4″ and the side jambs at 81 7/8″. Assemble the frame by screwing through the head jamb and into the side jambs with 2 1/2″ deck screws
- Cut 1 × 2 stops and install them inside the jambs with 1 1/4″
deck screws or 3d galv. finish nails. If the doors will swing out, install the stops 2 1/4″ from the outside edges of the frame; if they’ll swing in, install the stops 2 1/4″ from the inside edges.
- Install the door frame in the rough opening, using shims and 10d galv. casing nails. Make sure the frame is square and plumb
- Cut twelve pieces of 1 × 6 tongue-&-groove boards at 81 3/4″. For each door, fit together six boards with their ends flush, then mark the two end boards for trimming so that the total width is 30″. Trim the end boards
- Cut the Z-brace boards following the Door Elevations. Lay the doors on a flat surface and attach the brace boards using construction adhesive and l 1/4″ wood screws
- Install the hinges and hang the door, using shims to set the gaps at the bottom and top of each door
- Install flashing above the door, nail-off the siding, then install the 1 × 4 door trim, using 8d galv. finish nails
- How to install a shed window: For each window, cut the 3/4″ × 4 1/4″ frame stock to form a rectangular frame with outer dimensions that are 1/2″ shorter and narrower than the rough opening. Assemble the frame with 2 1/2″ deck screws. Cut and install a 2 × 4 mullion in the center of the frame for the side-wall window
- Install each window frame in its rough opening, using shims and a level to make sure the frame is plumb and level and the jambs are straight. Fasten the frame with 10d galv. casing nails
- Cut the 1 × 2 stops. Bevel the outer sill stops. Attach the inner stops with 6d galv. finish nails. Order the glass to fit.
- Install the glass and outer stops, applying glazing tape to the stops on both sides of the glass. Install the 1 × 4 window trim
- Install the horizontal 1 × 4 trim. Fasten the trim with 8d galv. finish nails.
- Install the 1 × 4 corner trim so that it butts against the horizontal trim and extends to the bottom edges of the siding
- Caulk along all trim joints, where the trim meets siding, and around the door and window trim.
Backyard Storage Shed Plans
Most plans sold online are not designed by architects, draughtsmen, builders, or even experienced woodworkers.
They are often cobbled together by ghost-writers who have never left their comfy seat, not to mention, picked up a hammer or a piece of lumber…
So, such plans often suffer from, vague instructions, are either too dumbed-down or far too complicated.
Best Plans For The Job
To design and draw accurate shed plans you do need practical experience and a good understanding of the building Industry, Ryan Henderson, who has had years of experience in a lot of projects is able to create easy to follow, quality designs, this expertise shows in his comprehensive shed drawings, with clear, precise, How To… shed build instructions.
Tools You Need To Build A Shed
Your Success Is Ensured! with the help provided in comprehensive drawings with clear easy to understand instructions, along with Ryan’s expert Shed Building Tips included within the plans.
Whether you are a complete beginner or the average DIY person… with basic hand tools, you can easily complete your own shed in a couple of weekends.
Tools You Need
- Circular Saw or Drop Saw
- Electric or Cordless Drill
- Tape Measure
- Chalk Line
- Speed Square
- Saw Stools
- Step Ladder
- Eye Protection
- Ear Plugs
- Extension Lead
- Circuit Breaker
Experience Not Essential
If you have none or limited, DIY experience you can still follow plans and build your own shed.
I have worked in the building industry my whole life – as a Plumber, Roofer, Builder, and currently combing all those skills and more as a House Flipper.
Throughout my career, the best building tip I ever received was back in the ’80s, from my first boss.
“Measure Twice Cut Once.”
I had just started my Plumbing Apprenticeship at 16 years old and a little nervous about making costly mistakes.
It is a tired old saying perhaps, but I still follow that advice today – it slows me down so I think about what I’m doing…
You can be sure measuring twice, saves time and money in the long-run.
Building A Shed Is Not Rocket Science, it is a process…
You will be surprised how easy and satisfying it is once you start building your own shed, for the most part, building work is mainly common sense.
How To Build A Shed As A Beginner…?
- Follow the plans
- Be Prepared To Learn On The Job
- Stop and seek advice if you need to
- Your building supplier is a wealth of knowledge about the products they sell and how to use them.
- It will take very little time to learn the required skills…
- Small mistakes are part of the learning process – just relax and give it a go!
- Once your shed build is complete, the skills you learn along the way will stay with you forever…
You may never have to hire expensive contractors to build anything for you again.
As well as, you can take pride in your new building skills and a job well done!
If you are going to invest money, energy, and time into building a shed, it is important you have detailed plans.
Modern shed plans will include all the technical information and drawings needed to successfully build your chosen shed… from basic info to the most critical…
12,000 Modern DIY Shed Plans
With 12,000, up to date detailed shed plans for sale online, MyShedPlans is probably the only place you can purchase complete plans that will help you DIY build a well designed modern shed of your choosing, a shed you can be sure it will continue to look great in 2020 and beyond.
Note also, that the sheds available in these plans come in various sizes, as well as traditional, or modern designs, and the latest styles.
You will be able to compare them all before building the best type of shed to fit your needs.
Among other things, the drawings will give you
- Views from all angles. This will help you visualize the finished shed before you start building it.
- Step-by-step instructions. so detailed you’ll know exactly what to do every step of the way.
- Lists for materials and cutting lists, so you know what materials to order.
- Instructions on how to cut the materials.
- Cutting lists that include accurate measurements.
- 3D drawings
- CAD designed drawings
- “Used For” labels to help you know what each material is used for and where you will need it.
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