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12×16 Gable storage shed plan

  • Uses: storage, studio, workshop, pool house
  • Full list of materials and hardware
  • Cut list for wooden components
  • Beginner-friendly blueprints
  • Color diagrams to enhance written directions
  • Details on how to site and install the foundation
  • Instructions for building a gable roof
  • Plans for building your own barn doors
  • Diagrams for building a louvered vent system


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Build Your Own Spacious Shed for Sports Equipment, Tools, Hobbies, and More

Add versatility to your property with a 12×16 storage shed that is spacious enough to hold all your tools and machines. In this 192-square-feet floor shed, you can keep all garden tools, lawn care equipment, sporting equipment, outdoor furniture, and more. With proper organization, you will even have space to move inside the shed and dust tools and machines that have stayed in the shed for a long time.

The gable roof provides additional overhead space to hang small items or create loft storage, while the 7′ – 10 3/4″  tall walls provide plenty of vertical storage spaces. You can furnish the spacious interior with drawers and shelves to better organize your small items.

Gable vents have been installed to help regulate in-shed air conditions preventing moisture build-up, which ultimately keeps your tools from rusting.

Besides, you can convert this shed into a spacious gym space, add a pool table, or even set up a small office in one corner of the shed. With the ample floor space delivered by the shed, you have endless options to suit the interior to your needs.

Best of all, the shed is easy to build and comes with easy-to-follow instructions for even non-builders to install. It is made of wooden slides that can be painted to match your home’s exterior theme. Painting your shed not only makes a statement on your property but also helps protect the walls against weather elements, ensuring longevity.

3 Reasons to Build Your Own 12x16 Gable Storage Shed


DIY and Save Up to $2.500

Hiring a carpenter to build a custom shed is costly. Building a shed yourself? You keep an extra $2.500 in your pocket.


192 sq. ft. Extra Space

Declutter your life with a storage shed that can free up to 192 sq. ft. in your house. Then relax and enjoy your home again.


Increase Property Value

Future homebuyers will love your wooden shed as much as you do. A great shed boosts your overall property value.

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12x16 Storage shed facts and figures

12x16 storage shed
12'-1 1/2" W x 16'-1 1/2" L x 11'-6" H
Materials Cost:
$17-$24 per square foot
Plywood sheathing, clapboard siding, asphalt shingles
Roof type:
192 square feet
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Plywood sheathing
Choice of paint or stain

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Based on 23 reviews.
A nice set of plans to give us an idea… A nice set of plans to give us an idea of what it costs to build on site vs buying a prefab structure, and the quality differences between them. This set of plans is "bomb proof" according to my local lumberyard guy. 2x6 joists on 12" centers, compared to 2x4s on 24" centers for the prefab models. A real foundation, not just some 4x4 skids. It looks like a major amount of work, but the result could be a really nice garden shed sturdy enough to house our commercial-grade chipper as well as the big mower.
Getting my plans was so easy. Getting my plans was so easy, I picked the plan I wanted I paid for it I downloaded it instantly.
James Isbrandt
James Isbrandt
The price for plans is way too high The price for plans is way too high, but the plans are fairly decent. You DO have to know a little something about construction and adjustments of measurements, but for the most part, not too bad.
Excellent detail of materials list and… Excellent detail of materials list and constructions specifications
Rey davis
Rey davis
Excellent Excellent plans and customer support
Chad Davis
Chad Davis
Concise and Detailed The plans were concise and contained everything I needed. The images were extremely helpful as well as the cut list.
A little hard to follow in some places A little hard to follow in some places
A+++++++++++ A+++++++++++
John Turgeon
John Turgeon
The plans are missing a critical step The plans were missing a critical step, and my original message to Shedplans wasn't received. I received a message from them after posting my problem here, and they subsequently sent me the revised instructions. Very grateful for their follow-up. Now if lumber prices would just return to normal....
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