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12×16 Shed Plans – Gable Design

12×16 shed plans, with gable roof. Plans include drawings, measurements, shopping list, and cutting list.

12×16 Shed Plans – Gable Design – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

2 – pressure treated 2×6 – 16′

13 – pressure treated 2×6 – 12′

4 – pressure treated 4×4 – 16′

6 – 2×4 – 16′

93 – 2×4 – 8′

19 – 2×4 – 12′

4 – 2×6 – 8′

10 – 1×4 – 8′

6 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4’x8′ sheets

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

10 – 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 – 16′

13 – pressure treated 2×6 – 11′ 9″

4 – pressure treated 4×4 – 16′

4 – 2×4 – 16′

2 – 2×4 – 15′ 5″

54 – 2×4 – 7′ 6″

15 – 2×4 – 12′

4 – 2×4 – 11′ 5″

26 – 2×4 – 7′ 8 11/16″

13 – 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 )

6 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4’x8′ sheets ( cut to size )

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

10 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheets ( cut to size )

12x16 shed plans - 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 16′ long for the band. Cut thirteen 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 16′ 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.

 

12x16 shed plans - floor deck

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

12x16 shed plans - front 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.

12x16 shed plans - front back wall frame close up

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

12x16-gable-shed-plans-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.

12x16 shed plans - truss frame

See illustration above for truss details.

12x16 shed plans - truss measurements

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.

12x16 shed plans - truss rafters 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.

12x16 shed plans - wall frame bock

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

12x16 shed plans - rafter block siding

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

12x16 shed plans - roof deck

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

12x16 shed plans - shingles - corner trim

Install roofing felt, drip edge, and shingles.

Install 1×4 trim.

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185 comments

  1. Can’t wait to get started. Thank you for a wonderful step by step plans.

  2. I have built several. 12X16 sheds this looks about. The best. I like a gambrel roof so I’d like to see that as plans the shed is great, just change the roof line to a second floor.

  3. I would like a copy of 12X16 shed plans
    Also catalog of other plans

  4. This is the 12×16 shed plan that my husband would like a copy of

  5. Thanks. Good information. I can’t wait to start. I would get the materials estimate.

  6. It is a great step by step plan. I did mine just like that. Looking forward to seeing more from you.

  7. In process of building and plans are working nicely. But I can only count 8-10 of the 1×4’s (used on the corners and around window). Why did the shopping list have me buy 28? Thanks

  8. GREAT PROJECT!
    This looks like a use able plan. Thank you for the plan of making a shed! Very great plan.Click Here!

  9. What do you do about the open space between the trusses between the top plate and the lower side of the roof decking?

  10. What would you estimate the cost of this project to be?

  11. I would love a copy of the 12×16 shed plans.

  12. If you guys needing $$ then take the material list provided to any box store, and they will give you an exact cost.

  13. I would like a copy of the 12 x 16 shed plans with the gable roof.
    Let me know when to expect it.
    Thank you,
    Ryan

  14. Great plans, not sure what size I will build but these are super helpful. After doing a shed kit in the past, I will design my next shed and choose better material.

  15. Would you please send us a copy of the 12 x 16 shed plans with the gable roof? Thank you!

  16. Great plans and thank you.

  17. Julian Hernandez

    even though I can design the plans this will save me lots of time plus the experience and detail of some one that knows…

  18. Looks like great plans do you have any that come with the barn style?

  19. I would a love a set of the 12×16 shed plan please. I plan to put in a/c. I live in the south. 😉

  20. Please send me a copy of the plans thanks for your time

  21. I want to build this shed, Please send a copy of plans, thanks in advanced

  22. Thank you so much!!!! I have been looking for this for some time. Can you please send plans for the 12×16

  23. Richard Kingham

    Thank you for this great resource. I’m planning on building this shed here real soon. I have a maybe dumb question, whats the purpose of cutting the wall studs down to 7’6″ vs just using them at 8′?

    • pretty sure the walls would end up 3 inches too tall for using a 4×8 sheet of siding? top board plus bottom board is 3″ then siding hangs down a couple inch also

  24. Nice plans… I would like to make a 12×16 shed with the gables on the 16 foot side. That would work best for my space. Having a hard time finding plans for this style… Any ideas where to look would be great!

  25. question… when you have a measurement of a truss board that has an angled end. lets say a 7 foot board with a 40degree cut where are you measuring from? the end to the longest end ,or the end to the start of the cut? thanks

  26. Just downloaded the plans and going to be getting started soon. Question though: On your materials list/cut list, did you take into account the extra lumber used for the door and window framing and also building the door? Or will I have to add to the list?

  27. Is there a cost for the plans for the 12 by 16 shed ?

  28. Need price for 12 X 12 gambrel ……

  29. price for 12′ x 12′ Gambrel….

  30. Thank you for helping us who are novices and wanting to get to the next level.

    Can you tell me the changes necessary to make the sidewalls 10 to 12 feet tall? I’m probably gonna put hardy board siding on top of the t11 siding because I just hate that stuff. Any other recommendations?

  31. How do I download the plans

  32. Great plans! I just wondered what kind of snow load the roof is rated for? Up here in Maine we need a 80 pounds per square foot rated roof

  33. #GRATITUDE

    Excellent presentation, ease-of-use, attention to detail, and function!

  34. Everyone I talk with is telling me to use 2×6 for the rafters??
    Any thoughts

    • Maybe if you are building a house……

    • Richard (I Wood if I Could)

      I did my wall studs and roof rafters at 24″ on center, so I used 2 x 6’s for the roof. Also, I made loft storage in the rafters of the front and back 5′ or so and left the middle 6′ or so open for access to the lofts and better lighting. I left the lower cords out in the middle trusses and reinforced them with hurricane ties and extra blocking. To better support the front and back loft floors I doubled up the lower cords on the front and back truss and on the two on either side of the opening and then floored the lofts with 2/4″ plywood. I also put four 14″ x 14″ plastic skylights in tht roof over the center open area to let additional light in.

  35. Would love to see plans for a small deck and ramp for this shed. maybe an eight by eight deck.

  36. Have you had wind loads done on this shed? If so can you provide those also?

  37. If anyone has had wind loads done can you please email me a pdf file

    Yoter4x4 at hotmail dot com

  38. might be a dumb question, but do you just put the shed on the ground? I understand leveling and flattening your space, but what then?

  39. Love the shed. Is there a way of getting the plans? I need to submit a drawing to the city for a permit.

  40. This is great, thank you for sharing. Can you please send plans for the 12×16 with gable roof?

  41. Wow, I hope I can make the barn door on the same side as the man door. Please send plans for 12×16 thanks.

  42. I’m installing a rollup door on one of the ends. How much should I beef up the wall framing to accommodate this?

  43. by any chance do you have plans for adding a six or eight foot everhang on this shed? I wand to add one to each end of the 12 foot sides

  44. Any problem with making the truss / roof design a 7 / 12 or 8 / 12 instead of the 6 / 12 as shown?
    Looking to modify plan to store a 14′ canoe (32″ wide and 20″ stern height) within truss via an exterior door.

  45. Do have plans to make this without the truss roof? I’d like to be able to store things up above

  46. Excellent plans, thank you!

  47. Rick P. ("I Wood if I Could")

    See my reply to William Ramche (above) for an idea you mightblike.

  48. Do you have any problem with no facia board on gable side

  49. I made a donation and received the plans i was interested in but I was only able to see the plans on line, i wasn’t able to print them out. Any tips?

    • I would like to apologize, i did get the complete download, I just couldn’t find it but I did now. My bad.
      Plans look good. Thanks

  50. How do you download the PDF version

  51. I purchased 10 plans and my cart turned up empty when I went to down load them, what’s the deal?

  52. Anyone have a ballpark figure on what it cost to build this?

  53. Seeking plans for 12 x 24 shed, lean-to style roof

  54. These are an outstanding source to build your shed. Thank you for taking the time for us novices. I truly appreciate this site. So helpful

  55. How soon after you make the donation for the 12’x16′ shed will I receive the plans? I was expecting it to give me a confirmation or transfer me to a different site.

  56. This is great, thank you for sharing. Can you please send plans for the 12×16 with gable roof? This looks to be a great tool and help for a novice. This will be my first big project like this.

  57. 12×16 gable plans?

  58. i like this plan, i am planning on build a she shed on concrete slab how can i convert this for that with supplies, doing hardy board for sides. any information would be appreciated.

  59. I would like a copy of the 12×16 shed plans please

  60. Love this one – Perfect for the lake

  61. This is great, thank you for sharing. Can you please send plans for the 12×16 with gable roof? This looks to be a great tool and help for a novice. This will be my first big project like this.

  62. I am very Interested in having the plan for the 12×16 foot shed so I can see how the system works.

  63. MY dad, who is a paraplegic, is planning to build a bench/table combo for his grand and great grand kids. Do you have any plans for that. I can nnot find what I need anywhere. Thank you.

  64. Do you have a copy of 12×18 Shed Plans – Gable Design??

    Thanks

  65. I can’t get the 12×16 shed plans to download.

  66. I donated toward a 8 x 10 chicken coop and did not receive a link to download. Please advise how I can get this PDF

  67. could I get the 12×16 shed plans please? gable design.
    thanks!

  68. I like this shed, would you send me the plans for building this please.

  69. Would like to build this shed with my son. Can you send me a copy of the 12×16 Gable Shed . Thanks

  70. I would like a copy of the 12×16 shed with the gable roof.

    Thank you

  71. I would like a copy of the 12×16 shed with the gable roof.

    Thank you

  72. I would like to get a copy of 12 x 16 shed plan 101.

  73. How can i get a set of plans for the 16×12 Gable Shed?

  74. Hi, could I also have a copy of this plan emailed to me? Thank you

  75. Do you have a bill of materials available for this 12 x 16 shed.

  76. I have your 12×12 barn shed plans. But need the plans for the doors.
    My husband did a donate for the plans but nothing has come through.

  77. Looks perfect! Please send me the plans for the 12×16 gable roof shed. Are there any options for a slightly steeper pitched roof?

  78. Can you please email me these plans and material list! thank you very much

  79. Do you have maybe these plan in metric system?

  80. Could you email me the plans and materials list please? Thank you!

  81. Does anyone have the wind load rating for the 12×16 shed that you can share?

  82. great guide! but how do i secure the walls to the floor?

  83. Could you please e-mail me these plans . Thank You

  84. would like copy of plans

  85. I noticed there are no plans for making the doors, openings, or frames. Those should be interchangeable with long side or ends of the bldg.

    Also, EXACTLY how do you “Attach the 16′ long 4×4 pressure treated skids to the bottom of the floor frame?”

    Best I can tell these plans are not complete, or they are not for a novice.

  86. Does the material list on this plan include everything to make the doors, or would that be additional wood to buy?

  87. Hello! I would love to get the plans for the 12×16 shed, this is perfect for my she-shed!! Thank you!

  88. I donated and still have not received my plans. How long does it take?

  89. Need plans for 12×16 she’s please

  90. I am unable to download the 12×16 plans. I donated because I appreciate the preparation to make my job easier, but still cant locate the download ability. I would like to get started asap.

  91. Where can I download these plans? I’m planning on lofted ends as well.

  92. I would love a copy of the 12×16 plans

  93. I would like a copy of 12X16 shed plans
    Also catalog of other plans

  94. Can you please send me the 12×16 Shed Plans – Gable Design
    The PDF to my email I sent you?

  95. I would like the plan for a 12 x 16 shed please

  96. Awesome plan online but im trying to figure out what degree to cut the roof gables to. Having a hard time getting measurements but al I have left to do is the roof! Great instruction up to this point though.

  97. Or if anyone knows what the rise/run number is I can work with that as well!

  98. Hi there , Can you please send me material list for the 12×16 shed gable roof and is try re a way I can download the shed plans ? Thank you in advance for your time

  99. Please send the material list for the 12×16 gable roof shed and also how do I download the plans.

    Thank you in advance and have a blessed day!!

  100. I would like the plan for the 12X16 shed please.

  101. Great shed. Can I have a set of plans for the 12×16 shed please?

    Thank you,
    Chris

  102. Jonathan Hallenbeck

    Do you have these plans and list for a concrete floor?

  103. I would like the plans for the 12 by 16 shed with the gable roof. I would like to do this project with my sons.

  104. Do you have a 12×16 gambrel shed plan

  105. How does the material list change if I want no windows, and a double door on the front wall?

  106. Alan R Bohlander

    I am in the proccess of building this shed and im changing the roof to a catherdai ceiling. Im trying to figure out the notching for the trusses. Sizing the birdsmouth i guess is what they call it.

  107. Six sheets of tongue and groove doesn’t make a 12′ wide floor. The tongue is included in the 4’x8′ dimension.

  108. How do I get the free 12×16 shed plans ?

  109. I am interested in receiving a set of these plans as I am looking to build a shed of this size or larger and I am trying to get pricing.

    Thank you

  110. Pierre Desrochers

    Yes Sir; I would like plans for 12×16 shed.

  111. i would love a copy of these plans

  112. I would like a copy of these plans (12×16) Thanks

  113. May I please get a copy of the 12 x 16 shed?

    Thanks

  114. Hello, I would be interested in a copy of these plans. Thank you.

  115. could I have a copy of these plans 12 by 16 and next size down

  116. Would like a copy of these plans

  117. Could I please get a copy of the plans for a 12×16. Thank you

  118. Would like a copy of 12×16 shed highly appreciate it thanks

  119. Summer 2020 outdoor refrigerator – SUMMER 2020 OUTDOOR COLD STORAGE BAG

    Definitely want these plans sent to me, but I need to adjust them to the size of my concrete slab.
    Which is 11′ 7″ X 14′ 9″. I’m working with the location of an older structure that I need to tear down but am very limited on access so I can’t change it. Do you have a fix or adjustment to make these plans work for me?

  120. Is replying and asking for detailed plans and materials list the best way to get them? Is there a download somewhere? Thanks a lot

  121. Please send me a copy of the shed plans for 12 x 16 shed, Gable Design.

    Thank you!

  122. I’d like these plans as well. Thank you. This doesn’t seem to require any posts/concrete to hold it. Is this just free-standing on level ground? What is necessary to start this build? I’m accustom to starting with 4 to 6 posts and then building up from there.

    Thank you.

  123. Hi
    I’m looking for plans for a 14’x20′ shed. Most likely gable design.

  124. Please send me plans for the 12×16 shed

  125. Christopher Walker

    I’m almost done building this.

    I modified the 7′ 8 11/16″ top chord cut so that it was parallel with the outside wall. Then I extended the 2x6s all around the building and attached gutters on the sides.

    This weekend we are roofing it with Gibraltar Corrugated Galvanized Steel roofing, then finishing the windows next week if the weather holds.

  126. Hello! My son is a disabled metal-smithing student. He needs to have workshop built and we have asked for help from our church and they are asking for some sort of a plan. This looks ideal for a workshop. Could you please email me the plans. Also does that come with a materials list?
    Sincerely,
    Kaye

  127. Hi, I like this 12×16 shed. Can you please send me the plans?

    Do you have a 10×16 plans of this gable style as well?

    Thanks, Jeff

  128. Hi there. Beautiful plans. Please send me a copy of the shed plans for 12 x 16 shed, Gable Design.
    Thanks a lot. JLC

  129. Hello,
    Can I get a copy of this 12×16 plans. Great share on your part

  130. Just purchased this 12 x 16 plans. Has anyone build this shed recently?
    I would love to see a picture of it and gain some insight if you have any pointers.
    Many thanks and have a nice weekend. – Matt

  131. Just wanted to know how wide is the double door entry?

  132. These plans look great. Do you have a 2 X 6 version of this design, or at least 2 X 6 for the floor?

    Also, I’m looking at extending the roof for parking for an ATV. Do you have any designs for doing that with this 12 X 16 shed plan?

  133. I would love a copy of the 12×16 plans please!

  134. 12×16 plans plez

  135. Could you email plans for the 12 by 16 shed. Thank you

  136. How do I get a copy of the plans, shopping and cutting lists?

  137. Can you send me these plans?

    Thanks

  138. ROBERT W FORTENBERRY

    How would you add a transom/dormer window to these plans?

  139. Anyone have a copy of the 12×16

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