This step by step diy woodworking project is about 4x12 storage shed plans. I have designed this narrow shed with a gable roof, so you can store bikes, tools and other small items. This shed has an easy access to the shed using the front door. Remember that you need to read the local building codes before starting the construction, so you comply with the legal requirements. See my other shed plans HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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4×12 Gable Shed – Free DIY Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long, 10 pieces – 45″ long FLOOR FRAME
- B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 1 pieces – 48″x48″ long FLOOR
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long, 7 pieces – 80″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 6 pieces – 80″ long BACK WALL
- E – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 6″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 6 pieces – 80″ long FRONT WALL
- F – 8 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 48″x84″ long SIDING
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 12′
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 30 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 8 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails, 6d nails
- skid ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Week
How to build a 4×12 shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the shed. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the frame. Leave no gaps between the components.
Building the side wall frames is a straight forward process, as you need to cut all the components at the right dimensions and then lock them together tightly with 3 1/2″ screws. Place the studs every 24″ on center and check if the corners are square. Place double studs at both ends of the components for a professional result.
Next, you need to build the front wall frame. Cut all the components from 2×4 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs equally spaced. Use 1/2″ plywood and 2×4 lumber for the double header. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs.
Building the back wall is easy, as well. Cut the components at the dimensions shown in the diagram and then use the same techniques described above to assemble the wall together tightly.
Fit the wall frames to the floor of the shed. Start with the side walls. Plumb everything with a spirit level and then align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. Lock the adjacent walls together with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.
Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the front of the shed. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the sheets. Make cuts so you can fit the panels around the door opening. Insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the siding sheets to the sides of the shed, making sure you leave no gaps between them.
Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the back of the storage shed. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing.
This shed is easy to build and it features a smart design. This shed it is very sturdy as it features a frame that is made from 2×4 boards.
This is a very narrow shed, making it ideal for a small backyard. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 2 and PART 3 of the project so you learn how to build the roof and the front door for the storage shed. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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