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8x12 Short Shed Plans
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Emailed Plans: $19.99
(8 1/2" x 11" Emailed PDF

Postal Mailed Plans: $25.99
(8 1/2" x 11" Postal mailed)

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This plan is designed to be less than 8' tall to comply with an 8' height restriction.

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  • FREE - How To Build A Shed eBook included with every shed plans purchase.
  • 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 storage shed plans include:

  • 6'-5" wall height - This is the most cost effective wall height because it saves on material and allows the home built shed door to be on any wall. For taller wall sheds check out our Tall Sheds.
  • Home Built Door - 4' wide home built door. For sheds with pre-hung door visit our Tall Sheds.
  • Multiple Door Options - Drawings explaining how to build the door on the end or sides of the shed.
  • Treated Wood or Steel Stud Floor - The floor is built using 2x6 treated lumber or steel studs sitting directly on crushed gravel to reduce the overall height.
  • Low Slope Roof: This shed uses a roof slope of 2 in 12. Most asphalt shingle manufacturers require an additional membrane under the shingles for slopes of 2 in 12 inches.

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8x12 8 foot tall shed plans side door rearOptional door configurations included with the 8x10 shed plans

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8x12 8 Foot Tall Shed Plans Floor Plan

8x12 8 foot tall shed plan floor plan

8x12 Gable Shed Plans Exterior Elevations

8x12 gable shed 8 feet tall exterior elevations


8x12 Gable Shed Plans Include The Following:

  • Alternalte Options: The shed plans have alternate drawings for the door on the end or sides.
  • Materials List:The 8x12 backyard shed plans come with a complete materials list that is broken down by parts of the shed.
  • Foundation: The shed foundation is built using crushed gravel to make a bed for the steel stud floor framing to rest on.
  • Floor: Treated 2x6 floor joists or steel stud floor joists with 3/4" treated plywood floor sheathing. The floor joists sit directly on the crushed gravel floor. This helps reduce the overall shed height.
  • 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 6'-5" for a taller wall shed visit our 8x8 tall wall shed plans.
  • Door: Home Built Door
    • 3'-10 1/2" x 5'-10 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.
  • Siding: T-111 exterior siding. Other sidings such as vinyl 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: 2/12, this means that for every 2 inches of rise there is 12 inches of run horizontally. Note that this is the minimum of most asphalt shingle manufacturers recommended slope. Most asphalt shingle manufacturers require an additional membrane under the shingles for slopes of 2 in 12 inches.
  • Roof Overhang: 4" on the sides and 1" on the front and back.
  • Roofing: 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.
  • Roof Snow Load: 30 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.

Sample of our 8x12 backyard storage shed plans:

8x10 short shed plans example

8x10 8 foot tall gable shed

FREE Shed Materials List (Click To Download and Print)

Free storage shed plans materials list
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