8x8 garden shed plans - PDF download, step-by-step drawings, and material list.

Garden Shed Plans – 8×8 – Step-By-Step

Garden shed plans, 8’x8′, plans include free PDF download, step-by-step illustrations, shopping list, and cutting list.

Garden Shed Plans – 8×8 – Overview

Garden Shed Plans – 8×8 – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

(material for door & window not included below)

Floor

9 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 8′

Floor Deck

2 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

Right & Left Wall Frame

14 – 2×4 – 8′

Front & Back Wall Frame

14 – 2×4 – 8′

Top Roof Ridge

1 – 2×4 – 8′

Rafters

5 – 2×4 – 10′

T1-11 Exterior Siding

8 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4’x8′ sheet

Roof Deck

3 – 1/2 plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

Trim

2 – 2×6 – 10′

2 – 1×6 – 10′

8 – 1×4 – 8′

Hardware

3 1/2″ galvanized nails

2″ deck screws

2″ galvanized nails

1 1/4″ galvanized finishing nails

shingles

roof tacks

roofing felt

staples

drip edge

Cutting List

Cutting List

(material for door & window not included below)

Floor

2 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 8′

7 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 7′ 9″

Floor Deck

2 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

Right & Left Wall Frame

4 – 2×4 – 8′

10 – 2×4 – 6′ 5/8″

Front & Back Wall Frame

4 – 2×4 – 7′ 5″

10 – 2×4 – 6′ 5/8″

Top Roof Ridge

2 – 2×4 – 1′ 2 3/8″

1 – 2×4 – 8′

Rafters

10 – 2×4 – 4′ 2 7/16″

T1-11 Exterior Siding

8 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4’x8′ sheet

Roof Deck

3 – 1/2 plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

Trim

2 – 2×6 – 10′ (cut to size)

2 – 1×6 – 10′ (cut to size)

8 – 1×4 – 8′ (cut to size)

Garden shed plans , 8'x8, floor frame.

Floor

The floor is built using pressure treated lumber.

Cut two 2×6’s to 8′ long for the floor bands, and seven 2×6’s to 7′ 9″ for the floor joist.

Nail 3 1/2″ nails through the floor bands and into the floor joist. The floor joist are spaced out 16″ O.C.

Attach the 8′ 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 floor skids.

Garden shed plans , 8'x8, floor deck.

Floor Deck

Install the 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood. Secure the floor plywood with 2″ deck screws.

Garden shed plans , 8'x8, right and left wall frames.

Right & Left Wall Frame

The walls are framed using 2×4 lumber.

Cut four 2×4’s to 8′ long for the top and bottom plates. Cut ten 2×4’s to 6 5/8″ long for the wall studs.

For instructions on framing the door or window see the pages below:

Assemble the right and left wall as shown on illustration above. Wall studs are spaced out 2′ O.C.

Nail 3 1/2″ nails through the top and bottom plates and into the wall studs.

Garden shed plans , 8'x8, front and back wall frame.

Front & Back Wall Frame

Cut four 2×4’s to 7′ 5″ long for the top and bottom plates. Cut ten 2×4’s to 6′ 5/8″ long for the wall studs.

For instructions on framing the door or window see the pages below:

Nail 3 1/2″ nails through the top and bottom plates and into the wall studs.

Garden shed plans, 8'x8', ridge board.

Top Roof Ridge

Cut two 2×4’s to 1′ 2 3/8″ long and one 2×4 to 8′ long.

Install as shown on illustration above using 3 1/2″ nails.

Garden shed plans, 8'x8', rafter details.

Rafters

2×4 lumber is used for the rafters.

Cut ten 2×4’s as shown on illustration above for the roof rafters.

Garden shed plans, 8'x8', rafters 2' on center.

Install the roof rafters, rafters are spaced out 2′ O.C.

Nail 3 1/2″ nails through the rafters and into the wall frame and ridge board.

Garden shed plans, 8'x8', siding.

T1-11 Exterior Siding

Install the 4’x8′ exterior siding sheets using 1 1/4″ finishing nails.

Once the siding has been installed cut the front and back siding along the rafters.

Garden shed plans, 8'x8', roof deck.

Roof Deck

Cut the 1/2″ plywood for the roof deck, install using 2″ nails.

Garden shed plans, 8x8, corner trim, roof trim, and shingles.

Install the 2×6 roof trim and 1×4 corner trim as shown on illustration above.

Install the roofing felt, shingles, and drip edge.

Garen shed rooster mount.

Garden shed rooster roof mount.

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29 comments

  1. Thank you. I love your plans and will use all of them.

  2. Danny Thank you I will use the plans to build one for my son he has been wanting one and thanks

  3. This is really great. I’m looking to build a 8 X 16 shed. I was going to use the plans for the 8 X 8 shed and double the size to make it longer unless you have plans for a 8 X 16. Thank you

  4. Neil Harrington

    The shed walls.. Why 6′ 5/8″ , would be less wastage if i used 6′ even. Just wondering why the extra 5/8th of an inch matters?

    • because then the front uses exactly a full 8′ sheet of siding. If you cut it 5/8″ shorter, you’ll have to trim the 8′ panel.

  5. Not a carpenter but decided to build an 8 by 8 shed. Everything was going great until measurements were not given about window and door. Looking at only pictures from your site. The frame for the door on the “Click Here” is different than what appears on the front and back wall instructions. I have to utilize other sites to generalize or approximate measurements. Left me hanging.

  6. So, um, the rafters are 4’ 2-7/16”….plus 1- 1/2” for the width of the ridge board. How then, with 3 sheets of plywood does this plan cover the full square footage of the roof if cut as shown?

    48” wide plywood is shorter in width than the length of the rafters….you’d need 4 sheets to cover the full space if you are placing the cheers vertically with the center seam in the roof as shown….am I missing something?

  7. I used repurposed 6’ 2x4s as the wall beams from an old treehouse. So my walls are 6’ not 6’ 5/8 does this change the measurements of the roof rafters? I’m guessing so and I have no idea how to figure that out. Any suggestions?

  8. If I were to change this to a 6 x 6 shed would that change anything regarding the roofing

  9. What is the cost to build without the window?

  10. There is so much missing.

  11. I roughly calculated about $750-$800 w/tax down here in TX.. No window…..You could probably build it for less if you recycle some materials.

  12. Want to build 8 x 8 shed. Do you have plans for a 10/12 roof pitch. Thanks

  13. In some areas, walls and overall framing, without rafters, I do not see the use of a top plate whereas in the single door area, a top plate is shown. Should I use a top plate?

  14. Do you have a plan for a 7×7 ft shed please. I’m terrible at maths so I’m worried about adapting the 8×8 one. Thank you

  15. There is indeed quite a bit missing. Good rule of thumb is to buy an extra sheet or two of plywood for floor, walls and roof, as well as studs for door/window headers, wall braces ( for square/level). Recommend cross blocks between studs for stability when walls go up. Good luck getting a 4x 8 tongue and groove that is milled perfectly. My measurememt was 48 to the tongue edge, so that doesnt account for when the plywood is hammered into lock. I had to heavily modify this plan to make the shed more stable. Also, you should really consider doing double top plates to tie the walls together and add more support. Plywood for walls going horizontal works fine. Tighten up the rafters with collar ties, and if you see fit, bolster the ridge board piers with beveled 2 x 4s on each side.

    • Allow me to clarify: horizontal plywood applies to the sheathing, if your doing sheathing. T1-11 and other grained siding should go vertical, if thats the orientation.

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