If you are looking for an easy and cost-effective way to add value to your property or make it easier for you to store your gardening supplies and furniture without any hassle, then this 8×8 Gable Shed is for you! With our easy to follow guide, you will be able to build your very own 8×8 gable shed in no time, no matter if you are an amateur builder or a professional.
Why Choose to Build an 8×8 Gable Shed?
There are a few reasons why this shed is probably one of the best matches for your garden. First, this is a mid-size shed that looks good enough to add some flair to your garden. Secondly, this shed has enough space to store your supplies and even gives you room for additional recreational activities. Whether you are an avid gardener or an artist, this shed will give you the space you need to work on your hobbies.
The most important aspect is that this is an easy to build yet durable shed. The guide is easy for everyone to follow.
In this DIY shed building guide, we will be talking about the materials required, their quantity and sizes and the role of each material in the building process.
The overall height of the shed from the front would be 11 feet and 6.5 inches while the width would be 8 feet and 1 inch from the bottom plate. The overall depth of the shed would be 9 feet and 7.5 inches from the sides and the width from the sides would be 8 feet and 1 inch.
Before you start with the building process, there are a few pointers to keep in mind in order to make sure the shed is built perfectly.
First and the foremost, make sure you are working on a level surface so that all the corners and measurements of the walls and foundation are accurate. Secondly, you need to make sure all the measurements are being followed precisely as mentioned in the guide. Don’t deviate from the measurements in this guide.
You will use a spirit level to plumb the walls and to check if the top walls are horizontal. Last but not least, you need to decide whether you want to build the doors and windows yourself or if you want to purchase them from a local hardware store. If you are purchasing them then you need to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines precisely.
How to Build an 8×8 Gable Shed
Ready to start? Let’s get building. You will start the building process with the foundation of the shed. It is extremely important to make sure the foundation is resilient since it will be supporting the entire weight of the structure. You will use 2×6 pressure treated timber floor band and 4×4 pressure treated timber skids to build the foundation. The overall width of the foundation should be 8 feet while the height should be 8 feet as well. In other … Read More...