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12×12 Shed Plans – Gable Shed

12×12 shed plans, with gable roof. Plans include drawings, measurements, shopping list, and cutting list.

12×12 Shed Plans – Gable Shed – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

2 – pressure treated 2×6 – 12′

10 – pressure treated 2×6 – 12′

4 – pressure treated 4×4 – 12′

81 – 2×4 – 8′

22 – 2×4 – 12′

4 – 2×6 – 8′

10 – 1×4 – 8′

5 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4’x8′ sheets

15 –  t1-11 exterior siding plywood – 4’x8′ sheets

8 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheets

shingles

roof tacks

roofing felt

staples

drip edge

3 1/2″ galvanized nails

1 1/4″ galvanized finishing nails

2″ galvanized nails

2″ deck screws

6 – door hinges

2 – door handles

Cutting List

Cutting List

2 – pressure treated 2×6 – 12′

10 – pressure treated 2×6 – 11′ 9″

4 – pressure treated 4×4 – 12′

16 – 2×4 – 12′

6 – 2×4 – 11′ 5″

48 – 2×4 – 7′ 6″

20 – 2×4 – 7′ 8 11/16″

10 – 2×4 – 2′ 8 3/8″

16 – 2×4 – 2′ 1 3/4″

4 – 2×6 – 7′ 8 11/16″

10 – 1×4 – 8′ ( cut to size )

5 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4’x8′ sheets ( cut to size )

15 –  t1-11 exterior siding plywood – 4’x8′ sheets ( cut to size )

8 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheets ( cut to size )

12x12 shed plans gable floor frame

The shed floor is built with pressure treated 2×6’s and pressure treated 4×4’s.

Cut two 2×6’s to 12′ long for the band. Cut ten 2×6’s to 11′ 9″ long for the floor joist. Nail 3 1/2″ nails through the 2×6 band and into the floor joist. Floor joist 16″ O.C.

Attach the 12′ long 4×4 pressure treated skids to the bottom of the floor frame. Square out the floor frame by measuring diagonally until both sides measure the same. Secure the 4×4 skids by nailing 3 1/2″ nails through the floor frame and into the 4×4 skids.

12x12 shed plans gable floor details

Cut to size and install the 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood. Secure the floor plywood with 2″ deck screws.

12x12 shed plans gable front and back wall frame

The front and back wall frame is built using 2×4 lumber.

The wall studs are 16″ O.C.

Assemble the back wall frame as shown on illustration above ( see illustration below for close up view ).

The front wall frame will have a door and window, for instructions on framing the door and window see the pages below:

Assemble the front and back wall frame using 3 1/2″ nails.

12x12 shed plans gable wall frame close up

Here is a close up look of the front and back wall frame ends.

12x12 shed plans gable side wall frame

Cut the 2×4’s as shown on illustration above for the side walls.

Wall studs are 16″ O.C.

If you will be adding a double door to the side wall of the shed see this page for details: Shed Door Plans

Assemble the side wall frame using 3 1/2″ nails.

12x12 shed plans gable truss details

See illustration above for truss details.

12x12 shed plans gable truss and rafters

The truss is built using 2×4’s.

Cut the 2×4’s as shown on illustration above. The truss are assembled using 1/2″ plywood gussets. Nail 2″ nails through the gusset and into the truss.

12x12 shed plans gable outriggers

Attach the truss to the shed 16″ O.C. Toenail 3 1/2″ nails through the truss and into the wall frame.

To build the 1′ overhand cut 2×4’s to 2′ 1 3/4″ long for the outriggers. Notch as shown on illustration above and install the outriggers using 3 1/2″ nails.

Once the outriggers have been installed cut to size the 2×6 roof trim as shown above and install with 3 1/2″ nails.

Install siding using 1 1/4″ finishing nails.

Install doors, and windows.

12x12 shed plans gable truss blocks

Cut 2×4’s to size and install between the rafters with 3 1/2″ nails.

12x12 shed plans gable truss block siding

Cut t1-11 siding to size and install between the rafters. Use 1 1/4″ finishing nails to install.

12x12 shed plans gable roof deck

Measure, cut, and install the 1/2″ plywood for the roof deck.

12x12 shed plans gable shingles and corner trim

Install roofing felt, drip edge, and shingles.

Install 1×4 trim.

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13 comments

  1. Hi Just wondering what measurement the 12 x 12 is in Eg (feet , Meters …..)

    • Dude, 12×12 is 12ft by 12ft, standard measurement for sheds on the market. Not to mention the plans use an apostrophe (‘) for the dimensions of the building. ‘ represents feet, and ” represents inches.

      If you need measurements in meters, go to google and type ‘ feet to meters ‘ and it brings up a converter in google’s search engine.

      12ft = about 3.6576 meters, so 3.6576 x 3.6576 meter buidling

  2. Very good detail, enjoy just reading them, can wait to be able to start, all projects excellent.

  3. I’m a bit confused after looking over the material list. The number of 2x4x8 listed is (88) which must be an error unless I’m missing something. Could you explain?

    Thank you,
    Mike

    • You need 50 for the walls, 22 for the roof rafters, 5 to be cut up for the king posts, and the remainder for door and window framing.

  4. these are good simple prints! all I would add is z flashing for the window top trim, bitchathane and flashing for the roof, and possible a vapor barrier for the grade.

  5. hello,
    Thanks for the free 12 x 12 shed plans, it is 12 ft tall which is perfect for me since my town regs for a shed is 144sqft 12ft tall.
    I would like to leave the king post out so I can use the rafters for storage.
    do you think that would be ok?

  6. Is it a standard 12″ overhang? I want to add vented soffit to keep insects, particularly bees out.

  7. Do you know the approximately cost of materials for this 12 x 12 shed?

    • I did a 10X10 shed and materials cost about $1,500. I had the roof trusses made by a truss company; the 10X10 required 6 trusses (put them on 2′ centers) and they cost about $150. I supplied the truss maker the truss drawing from the plans and the pre made trusses worked great; saved a lot of time. Invest in a nail gun and a small compressor if you do not have one; makes the job much easier.

  8. your plans are very well detailed and are very much appreciated , thanks a lot

  9. Perfect!! I am adding a skylight box to it with the top and bottom removable to be able to access my well housing, dual pressure tanks sit beside that. Then to fit yard tools tractor and ATV in there. Have to make room for the wifes car in garage,

  10. 1st: Is there any disadvantage to making the wall height 6′-6″ as opposed to 7′-6″?

    2nd: Is there any reason (other than code) why I can’t use 24″ O.C. spacing for wall studs and roof rafters?
    I have existing Gambrel roof shed with no king stud and snow load is no problem with that one.

    3rd: Sounds lazy, but is there a material list that eliminates the side door and window stock?

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