Our 8×8 Salt Box Shed Kit includes the materials needed to build this 8′ by 8′ DIY shed. For a limited time, we will also include for free the step-by-step plans to build this shed. The backyard shed plan will instruct you how to build a garden shed or storage shed that can be used for many things such as garden tool storage, home storage, and greenhouse shed things.
The DIY plan by iCreatables is designed to make your shed simple and inexpensive to build. The diagrams are professionally drawn and the step by step instructions will show how to build a shed whether you are an old pro or a first time framer. The materials list is broken down by parts of the shed. For instance, the floor framing plan has all the materials to build the floor listed on the floor framing sheets, and the wall framing has its materials listed on the wall framing sheets.
- Classic New England architectural style that can be built up against a fence
- 2×6 floor joists at 16″ on center with 3/4″ floor sheathing
- 2×4 wall framing at 16″ on center with a double top plate, just like how a home is framed
- The front shed wall height is 6′ 6″ and the rear shed wall height is 5′ 3″
- Drawings explaining how to build the door on the end or sides of the shed
- Shed plans include details on how to build home-built 3′ 9″ x 5′ 9 1/2″ door
- The double doors are built using sandwich construction for strength and durability. The door plan shows you how to build a shed door that will outlive the shed. The shed door is built using a 2×4 inner frame faced on the inside with 1/2″ OSB. On the outside is a layer of T1-11 to match the rest of the shed. Three hinges are used on the doors and the screws go into the inner 2×4 frame of the door to give extra strength.
- T1-11 textured exterior plywood siding is what is shown on the plans, but you may add or substitute other sidings such as cedar shingles, horizontal lap siding or vinyl siding
- Roof is framed using 2×4’s to build the trusses. It is sheeted with 1/2″ O.S.B.
- Plans give dimensions and cut angles so you can build the roof rafters on the ground and then put them up on the top plates
- The front roof pitch is 12/12 and the rear roof pitch is 5/12
- Roof Overhang: 4″ on the front and back, and 1″ on the sides
- Asphalt shingles for the roofing
- Trim: 1×3 and 1×6 wood, masonite or cement trim materials are used to finish the corners, roof eves and facia, and door
- Floor Load: 50 pounds per square foot for framed floors
- Roof Snow Load: 40 pounds per square foot (if you live in an area with a high snow load you should check with your local building department for your local snow load)
- There are 5 different foundations are included in the plans: wood skid, concrete slab, concrete block pier, poured concrete pier and precast pier
- We’ve upgraded the joists to treated lumber because they are better suited to the wet climate of the Pacific Northwest
- The materials we supply is for the wood skid foundation option and not the concrete foundation options
- The materials supplied is for home-built doors in front of the shed option
- You will need to cut the lumber to the size specified in the plan
- Paint and gravel not included
- Kit does not include materials or plan for optional ramp
- Check with your local building department to determine code requirements
- The shed plan will be in eBook format (pdf)
- Parr Lumber will purchase the shed plan from iCreatables
- Information on this page is based on the description on the iCreatables website
- The price and materials supplied are based on iCreatables’ materials list at the time this shed was added to our eStore