8x12 Shed Plan

How to Build an 8×12 Storage Shed

How to Build an 8×12 storage shed.  Don’t panic, it’s really easy, even if you are not a carpenter.

Step One
It is important to determine where in your yard you want to build your 8×12 Storage Shed. When deciding on a good spot, consider the proximity to other buildings and trees. You certainly don’t want tree limbs hanging overhead.

Step Two
In addition, you must decide whether you are going to have a concrete slab or wood plank floor.

Step two
Download our FREE 8×12  Storage Shed Plans  and take it to a local home improvement store.  When you show these plans to someone in their service center they will provide you with a list and cost of the materials needed.

Step Three
Purchase all of the materials as suggested by the store for your 8×10 Storage Shed. Don’t fudge on anything at this point because you want to have everything on hand so you won’t run out of supplies once you start your new project. The store will usually allow you to return any unused materials as long as they were not cut or altered.

Step Four

Step Five
Place together all the materials that you will be using for the side walls. The recommended procedure is to construct the walls on the ground then place them into position after they are constructed. Just follow your guide for the How to Build an 8×10 Storage Shed.

Step Six
After the walls are up the next thing is to start the roof. You will need to build your trusses. So construct one and then use it as a template for the rest. Once again follow your guide on how to build the trusses.

Step Seven
Your 8×10 Storage Shed should now be taking on some shape. Its time to build the end walls. How you do this will depend on what you have chosen in your plans. Be sure to stay with your original plans.

Step Eight
Now you are getting down to the final steps. The trim is just as important as the rest of your structure. Its what gives it that finished look so don’t scrimp here.

Step Nine
Your last two steps are applying the shingles for the roof then treating the wood. The wood must have some type of protective coating on it to protect it from the elements and rotting. This can be varnish, stains or paints whatever is your preference.

Step Ten You’re done! All that’s left is to sit back and admire your completed 8×10 Storage Shed. You now know How to Build an 8×10 Storage Shed.If you hadn’t built it yourself you would think it was a professional store bought model.

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