Brian's 12x12 Shed With Loft

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.

12x12 shed with loftBrian's Awesome 12x12 Barn Shed

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!

Replacing the old shed with a new one!

An old shed that is going to be replaced with a 12x12 shed with loft.Brian's Previous Shed

I can see why Brian wanted to build a new shed!  This one I'm sure served it's purpose for many years.

Shed floor insulation

Insulating the floor framing of the 12x12 shed with loft.Shed Floor Insulation - Great Idea Brian!

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.

16" On center wall framing

Framing the shed walls for the 12x12 shed with loft.Getting The Shed Walls Framed Up

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.

Setting up drainage around the 12x12 shed with loft.Drainage Prep - Another Great Idea Brian!

Prepping the shed walls

Prepping the shed walls of the 12x12 shed with loft.Priming and Preping The Shed Walls

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!

More painting prep on the 12x12 shed with loft.More Prep Work On The Shed

12x12 Shed blueprints

Brian's nice paint job on his 12x12 shed with loft.Modified Front and Side Overhangs!

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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