Here are some pictures of sheds built from my storage shed plans sent in by my customers.
It's interesting to see variations of the shed plans I have sold. It just goes to show you that you can modify my plans and blueprints to accomodate whatever special needs you may have.
Here's Wade's really cool barn shed with porch. Wade modified my 10x16 barn shed plans and added this side porch. Here's what Wade had to say about using my plans and building this neat shed:
"I used your plans and lengthened the building to 10x20. To support the
porch, I ran the joist for the loft under the framing at the top of the
wall. And married wall studs under them to support the loft. Not the
cheapest way but it looked better I thought. It made the 8 foot exterior
wall not look as tall without decreasing interior qubicft. I ran the
2x6 x14' loft joints through a hole cut in the siding at the top of the
wall out to the face of the porch. The support for the porch is in large
part coming from the continuous loft joist that protrudes 46.5" proud
of the wall. I calculated the roof pitch for the front porch at 22.5
degrees and nailed 2x4 ripped with a 45 degree angle to the barn roof as
a shelf to mount the porch rafters and made a plywood gusset to tie the
porch rafters into the protruding joists. After attaching the 2x6 fascia
to the front of the porch I filled in the spaces where loft joists were
not available. In the end I spent $5200 on my shed as you
see it. I know it's more your plans but it's mine. The deck for the
porch is built using standard deck design. 2x6 stringers 24" on center
and 4 cement pads. I used extra ridge cap so dirt didn't directly
contact the pressure treated wood as I put backfill around the deck."
Thank you Wade for using my plans and doing an excellent job building your neat shed! And thank you for sending me your shed picture!
Dan did a great job building his 10x12 barn shed. Here's a few comments Dan had about this project:
John, thank you for sharing your shed plans with us! This was my first
ever shed build and I really enjoyed your blueprints and guide - the
shed came out great! Originally I wanted to build a 10x16 but it would
have required a permit, so I went with the 10x12. In the end I’m glad I
did, anything larger is not really a solo project. It took me about 9
full days to get it done alone. The sense of accomplishment I have from
building my own top quality shed is priceless. Your plans are exactly
what I was looking for. Thanks again, and feel free to post my pics on
Dan this is so neat how you incorporated storage and a workshop into your shed!
Thank you Dan for sending in your neat shed pictures!
Here's Brian's very nice 12'x12' shed with loft. Brian modified my plans somewhat by adding windows on the side wall and upper gable end for the loft area.
Here's something Brian did that I don't see very much and that's insulating the floor framing. This is a great addition to any shed building project.
Read more about Brian's 12x12 barn shed with loft and see more pictures here.
Jon sent me this picture of his neat barn shed. He used my 12'x12' barn shed plans and modified them somewhat by changing out the 5' double shed doors to a single shed door.
Great job Jon on building this neat shed! I love the color too of the siding and trim together.
Here's David's picture of his neat 12x8 saltbox shed. David is almost 70! David, I hope I can do this when I am 70, which is not too far away for me! Thank you for your inspiration!
He modified the roof structure by extending the eaves to 8", and used galvanized 2x6 metal studs for the floor framing.
Here's what David included with his email message:
Hello John, here is my finished shed, I added a 8 inch overhang on the rake. John yes that is galvanized metal 2x6 studs they will last for 30 plus years. Also how did you like the 8 inch overhang on the eaves? I'm proud of it and have got many compliments. I still need to wire it for electricity and build my shelving and my work bench. Thank you for you kind remarks. David
Here's what Steve said with the pictures of his shed that he sent my way...
"Hey John, I enjoyed looking at sheds that people built with your plans that are posted on your website. You asked me if you could use my photo on your Facebook page and website. Actually I would love that. There were a few photos of your customers in various stages of the build. I thought I would send you a few to chose from if you can use them. Two things I wanted from a shed. I have an open carport and no basement. Besides needing lots of space for storage, I really wanted some where I could work on things. I chose the Gambrel style due to the loft storage and the fact that I would have plenty of room for a small workshop. You said my shed was the first photo you got with the doors on the long side. I thought long and hard where I would put the doors."
"The number one purpose for my shed being built where I put it in my yard, was our extremely nosy, gossiping, putting her nose in other peoples business, backyard neighbor. They have a glass sliding door that they love to look out. Our small deck was in their line of sight, not no more!! He He. The two neighbors on either side, put up fences to isolate themselves. One older neighbor came by when I was just starting to build the shed and asked me, are you planning on planting some Elephant Ear plants this year? I said probably, why you ask? He said because they blocked the woman behind our house line of sight when they sit out on their deck. I asked him, let me guess, she started some sh...t with you, oh boy did he have some things to say about her. She’s like 80 now but still causing s.... with everyone. When and if you use my photos and story, please send me a link so I can enjoy what you used them for. I can’t seem to find your Facebook page......later"
See more of Steve's pictures of his shed on my facebook page.
Here's pictures of Matt's 12x16 barn with front porch he built. This quaint little tiny house, (shed home or even a small cabin), has a 6'x16' front porch, front entry door, and a total of 4 windows.
You can learn more about the plans Matt used here: 12x16 barn shed plans with porch.
Great job building this neat shed Matt! And thank you for sending me pictures!
Tim used my 12x16 barn shed plans with porch to build this livable off grid small cabin.
He added solar panels for electricity, and windows in the loft area. Here's a comment Tim added with the pictures he sent: " I modified the plans to have a block between the porch and
structure. We have also added raised floor during the framing to put
insulated sheeting in the floor to have it insulated, but away from bugs
and critters. "
Best Regards, Tim
Here's Heather's comments about her new 12x16 barn shed she built...
"We had an old fashioned barn raising and my sisters, daughters and I with a little help from my sons and a couple of nephews built my new Woodshop using your plans. Everyone that sees it is shocked that a woman organized and built it."
Jerry emailed me this nice compliment:
"Hi John, I finished my shed awhile ago but I am just now getting around to thanking you for your excellent plan. It is clear and very easy to follow. Also the cut list is perfect and saves hours of figuring. I worked as a carpenter for forty years and didn't think I'd enjoy working again until now. I included a few pictures and thanks again. Have a great holiday!"
Jerry built this 8x10 barn shed and did such an amazing job modifying the doors by adding windows to them. He also modified the area just above the shed doors by adding in a transom window. His workshop is so neat you just want to go in there to get away from it all and work on some nice little project. Jerry used these plans to build his neat shed.
Tim is building this really neat 12x16 barn style shed that's got a huge loft, lots of space on the first floor, and a nice 6'x16' side porch. You can learn more about the plans Tim is using here:
You did a great job building your shed Jeff! Thank you so much for sending in your shed pictures. You can read more about the plans Jeff used here: 12x16 saltbox shed plans.
This is Dan's 12x10 saltbox style shed. This shed has lots of character, makes for a nice garden shed, and can be spruced up with a nice flower box under the window.
Craig and his son built this awesome 12x16 barn shed that has lots of storage space inside and a huge loft.
Jason build this awesome 10x12 barn shed with metal roof and vinyl siding. He also added a few windows and pre-hung double doors.
Rod built this 12x16 barn shed while coming home from the Middle East. Rod is standing in front of the shed with a little boy they take care of.. (Ross) who was so impressed by the event he's been running around hammering nails into whatever he has the strength for: foam, pumkins ect.
Yes, in spite of a few mistakes I deemed 'minor'... at the end of the day I was very proud and felt I had completed a major accomplishment.
Well, thanks a lot.
John Miller sent me pictures of the 12x16 barn with porch plans and the job he did was absolutely fantastic. He added a metal roof, pre-hung side door, and windows on either side of the entry door.
This project is going to be used for his workshop and various storage needs that he has. The loft area in this barn is great for any storage needs you might have.
This is a smaller version of our 12' long x 8' wide saltbox shed plans built by Shawn.
He did a great job in modifying the plans to build a smaller version to suit his needs. Shawn is from Canada and because of the heavy snow loads he has spaced the roof trusses every 16" instead of the 24" called for in the plans. Good planning and Nice looking shed Shawn!
Here's what Shawn had to say about the saltbox plans he purchased here at shedking:
Your plans were very helpful, to be honest the only thing that I found could have been clearer is the diagram on the roof truss angles. I ended up drawing the truss in CAD, using your angles as a starting point and getting the remaining angles from CAD. (this has been updated and made clearer on our plans!)
Who knows, maybe I put to much thought into it, however your plans did help me very much, and your willingness to answer questions was much appreciated.
Good luck with future plans and with your website, I always find it interesting to see others business ideas as the Internet sure has made sharing information easier
All the best,
Shawn, Ontario, Canada
I bow to the Shed King...All I have to say is THANK YOU!!!
I purchased your plans online to build an 8x12 salt box shed about 3 weeks ago. My wife and I just had our first child and we only have a one car garage and we accumulated a ton of baby stuff so my stuff had to find a place to go, so i needed a shed.
I convinced my wife that it would be cheaper building one than buying one at Home depot or Lowes. I was half telling the truth. Lowes has an 8x12 salt box, but it is build with 2x4" floor and 2x3 wall studs and I wanted something a bit more robust.
I am 90% done with building the shed and with upgrades such as 3/4" ply floor and roof and 2x6 platform, I am all in $1,236...Not bad I think...
Not to mention that your plans made it so easy for the weekend warrior that I am. I can do the basic and have done all the work on my home but never took on a ground up construction project such as this one.
With a little thought and making sure that you read through your instructions a few times, this project was the coolest and most fun I've had with construction yet.
Getting a ton of complements as well from the neighborhood.
Here are a few pics. Will send more after it is all done and painted...
Best $6.00 I ever spent.
Scott's 12x16 Gambrel Shed
Hi there, I purchased your plans about a month ago, its been kind of slow going with our rainy April that we had but we finally got the roof trusses up today.
I forgot to take pics before now (sorry!). Its 12x16, I'm putting 2 windows on the 2 long walls a 6' door in the front and an extra side door so I can get to the back without kicking the lawnmower all the time.
I have a question, I'm not using the same type of siding you used because my wife got vinyl siding almost free from where she works. That will work out fine except now I'm not sure on how to build a door that will look decent and not warp up on me too badly. Any ideas? I was thinking I would get some exterior ply to put behind some cedar framing and paint it, I just wanted to check and see if anyone else has ever done anything different with the doors.
Thanks for your time and for the plans, they are excellent by the way. I drew up my framing walls in AutoCad and will share those with you if you're interested (I'm a drafter professionally).
Heres another 12x8 saltbox shed design, built by Jeff.
Looks great Jeff. You did a nice job with this one.
This is not the easiest storage shed to build but if you are up to the challenge like Jeff was, you will turn out a nice shed like this one that can be used for a garden shed, storage shed, chicken coop, or a small office.
I bought your plans for a 12x16 gambrel shed, made a few modifications to fit our application and just finished it. Thought you might like to see the process. Thanks for the plans. They were a great help. If you are wondering about the lime green trim, it is in memory of my father who passed away a few years ago. Thanks again.
From the looks of it Robert had quite a bit of prep work to do in order to get to having flat and level ground to pour his concrete shed floor.
Now that the concrete cement floor is done, we can finally start building the gambrel shed.
With the roof framing done and loft boards in place, the roof can be covered with roof felt and shingled.
What a great job you did building this nice sized 12x16 gambrel shed with loft.
I am quite sure your Dad would have been very proud of you Robert! Thank you for visiting shedking.net and purchasing the plans, and building the shed (quite nicely I might add!)
If you would like to look at the plans Robert used to build this gambrel shed with, please click here for the 12x16 gambrel shed plans.
Not only did the Friedman's build a really neat gable style storage shed, their landscaping is beautiful! Nice Job Done!
Mary's 12x16 Gambrel Roof Shed with Side Porch
Mary sent me this pic in March of 2012 of the 12x16 barn with porch she is in the process of building.
Coming along very nice Mary!
I'm finally building my wife a garden shed. If it ever gets done, she'll have a nice 12'x16' gable style shed to store all her garden tools in and whatever else she needs to put in there.
We're also adding on a chicken coop on the back side of this shed so that we can get them back up closer to our house. Less walking to do to take care of the littel buggers!.
Read more and follow my building progress of Sarah's Garden Shed.
Rod sent me these pictures of the gable shed he is building. Rod didn't actually build this shed using my shed plans, he built it using the free shed building information right here on this website.
See more of the Rod's pictures he sent of his neat shed.
Glenn is building this 10x12 gambrel shed to be used as a playhouse for his kids, then later when they have grown up, Glenn will be using the shed for other purposes.
See more of Glenn's playhouse shed.
Check out the progress of Cammy's tiny house being built from my 10x12 barn shed plans. This is going to be a neat project indeed!
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May 25, 20 06:48 AM
Hi, I found your site searching for someone I can pay to create the plans for a custom shed I have designed for my back yard. I am a pretty experienced
May 25, 20 06:45 AM
These barn shed plans come with full email support. Our downloadable barn shed plans come with detailed building guides, materials lists, and they are cheap too!
May 24, 20 08:32 AM
Use these 8ft. saltbox shed truss plans to build a shed with a saltbox style roof.