14 x 8 Garden Shed Plan

Introduction

Materials you’ll need

  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Pressure-Treated Lumber
  • Pressure-Treated Board
  • Plywood
  • Building paper
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Wood siding boards
  • Door hinges
  • Door Pulls
  • Surface Bolts
  • Galvanized nails
  • Wood screws

Step 1 – Foundation Preparation

1.1 Clear the area where you want to build the shed and layout for the foundation. Use the below illustration as a guide.

1.2 For the foundation, dig the trenches at least 1 foot wide and 1 foot deep.

1.3 Fill the trenches to ground level with concrete and let cure, or harden. Since curing times vary between brands, read the packaging for recommended curing times.

1.4 Once the concrete has cured, use standard-sized bricks and lay them across the foundation. You will need roughly 150 bricks for this step.
14x8 gable garden shed foundation preparation

Step 2 – Framing The Floor

2.1 Assemble the frame using 1 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ pressure-treated lumber. You will need ten boards cut to 7′-9″ that will be the joist.

2.2 Secure the beams with 8×5″ wood screws.

2.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
14x8 gable garden shed floor framing

Step 3 – Assemble Front Wall Frame

3.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, construct front wall frame using the drawing below as a reference. You will need one board cut to 3′-4″
that will be the door header, ten boards cut to 7′-7″ that will be the studs, two boards cut to 5′-4″ that will be the bottom plates and one board cut to 14′ that will be the top plate.

3.2 Connect the beams with 2×4″ and 2×5″wood screws.

3.3 Using 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated board provide front wall top plates. Cut two boards 14′ long and connect them with 8×2″ wood screws from both sides of the top
beams.

3.4 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
14x8 gable garden shed front wall framing

Step 4 – Assemble Back Wall Frame

4.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, construct back wall frame using the drawing below as a reference. You will need twelve boards cut to 6′-7″ that will be the studs and two boards cut to 14′ that will be the top and bottom plates.

4.2 Connect the beams with 2×4″ wood screws.

4.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
14x8 gable garden shed back wall framing

Step 5 – Assemble Side Wall Frames

5.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, construct side wall frames using the drawing below as a reference. You will need four boards cut to 3′ that will be the studs, two boards cut to 3′-4″ that will be the window header and rough sill, eight boards cut to 6′-7″ that will be the studs and two boards cut to 7′-5″ that will be the top and bottom plates.

5.2 Connect the beams with 2×4″ wood screws.

5.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
14x8 gable garden shed side walls framing

Step 6 – Assemble The Roof Frame

6.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, cut ten rafters 11′-10 1/2″ long according to the dimensions in drawing below. Cut the recesses in each beam for splicing connection with wall frames.

6.2 Connect the beams with a top frame with the help of 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ corner braces and 1″ wood screws.
14x8 gable garden shed roof framing

Step 7 – Door Installation to the Front Wall

7.1 Using 1 1/2 ” x 3 1/2 ” and 1 1/2 “x 7 1/4″ pressure-treated lumber, assemble the frame for the door as shown in the drawings below. You will need three boards cut to 6′-8″ that will be the studs and two boards cut to 3′-3 1/2″ that will be the top and bottom girts. Cut the recesses for splicing connection.

7.2 Additionally, add three horizontal supports 3′-3 1/2″ long using 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ lumber and cut the recesses for the glass.

7.3 Connect the beams with 1″ wood screws.

7.4 Cut the recesses for the 4″ x 1″ hinges.

7.5 Mill the recess for the locking clamp in the door opening left beam (node AK on page 33) and recess for the lock with handles in the door according to the door lock set documentation that you have to buy.

7.6 Install two hinges (4″) with 1″ wood screws and assemble the doors. Install door lock set.

7.7 Prepare and install glass and fasten it by window beading from four sides. Use 1/2” galvanized nails.
14x8 gable garden shed door

Step 8 – Window Installation for Left Wall

8.1 Using 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber, assemble the outer frame for the window as shown in the drawing below. You will need two boards cut to 3′-1″ that will be the vertical girts and two boards cut to 3′-4″ that will be the horizontal girts. Additionally, add vertical 2′-11 1/2″ long and horizontal 3′-1″ long supports using 3/4″ x 1″ lumber and cut the recesses for the window hinges.

8.2 Use 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated material to make the inner frame and secure with 3″ wood screws. You will need two boards cut to 2′-9 3/4″ that will be the vertical girts and two boards cut to 3′-3/4″ that will be the horizontal girts. Mill a recess for the glass panes and for the hinges.

8.3 Use 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated material to make the inner frame supports and secure with 3″ wood screws. You will need two boards cut to 2′-9 3/4″ and mill a recess for interconnection.

8.4 Prepare and install glass into inner frame groove and fasten it by window beading from four sides. Use 1/2″ galvanized nails.

8.5 Install two hinges (3″) with 6×1″ wood screws and assemble the window. Install a lock on the inner side of the window.
14x8 gable garden shed window

Step 9 – Assemble and Install Window Shutters

It is necessary to prepare 2 windows shutters.

9.1 Assemble frames using 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber and secure with 3″ wood screws. You will need one board cut to 1′-4 3/4″ two boards cut to 3′-3/4″ that will be the vertical girts and two boards cut to 1′-7 3/4″ that will be the horizontal girts.

9.2 Mill a recess along the vertical girts for the jalousies.

9.3 Use 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ pressure-treated lumber for the jalousies. You will need twenty-two boards cut to 1′-5 3/4″.

9.4 Install two 3″ door hinges using 6×1″ wood screws.
14x8 gable garden shed window shutters

Step 10 – Roof Sheathing Installation

10.1 You will need 180 Sq Ft of asphalt shingle roofing.

10.2 Add the metal drip edge to the fascias.

10.3 Cover the plywood with building paper.

10.4 Install asphalt shingle roofing using an industrial stapler.
14x8 gable garden shed roof sheathing

 

Step 11 – Decorate the Shed

Now that you’ve finished the shed, you are ready to paint it or finish with a wood stain or preservative.
14x8 gable garden shed

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