Brian built his neat 12'x12' shed with loft using my 12x12 barn shed plans. He did an outstanding job with this project and added windows on the side wall and upper gable end for the loft.
The front and side overhangs are particularly interesting the way he did them as in the plans I just have a simple set just using 2x6's. This is a very nice touch Brian!
I can see why Brian wanted to build a new shed! This one I'm sure served it's purpose for many years.
You don't see many homeowners taking the time to insulate their shed floor, but this is an excellent idea! It's important though to have air ventilation underneath or moisture will build up and eventually cause a shed floor to deteriorate fast.
Brian has framed up his walls at 16" on center and this is something that is a must if you plan on using 1/2" x4'x8' siding panels. This is a requirement for use of LP Smartside siding panels which I recommend and show with all my shed plans.
Also shown in the picture above are concrete anchors in the corners and under where the door framing will be. Most localities require some form of anchoring for sheds, and what Brian did here is in my opinion the best way to anchor a shed floor. This will help keep the shed floor level and stop it from shifting up and down, and also help to keep it put in high winds.
If you are using LP Smartside siding panels for the construction of your shed, they come already primed, and all you have to do is put a finish coat or two on the siding. This is the siding I recommend using in most of my shed plans. I have built things like chicken coops for my own use, and have not done the finish coat of paint on them (Lazy!) and they are still in great shape 15 years later!
Thank you Brian for sending me your pictures of your 12x12 shed! You did a great job, and I can tell you took your time and built a shed that is going to be very useful for many years to come and last a good long time!
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