A 10×12 is a good basic shed design for storing yard work and gardening tools. It’s big enough that you can fit riding lawnmowers or an ATV in it, but it’s not so big that it’ll detract from your landscaping by dominating your space. You can buy a pre-fab shed and put it together if you want. But that’s really expensive and, of course, your shed’s appearance will be limited by what the market has to offer.
Tackling this project on your own is a good option for customizing your shed. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to build. We found some shed plans for you, as well as a couple of instructional videos in case you learn better from watching. We also found some repositories where you can purchase plans. Spend a little money and get a ton of useful, fun shed plans.
If you’re going to build your own shed, you might as well take it as far as you can by doing something truly memorable. This old-timey schoolhouse design from Family Handyman will stand out in your landscaping while providing you the space to store tools and lawnmowers. It’s also a really good idea if you want to build a nice clubhouse for the kids.
This is another perfect shed for storing tools or for providing the kids with a place to get away from adults on a warm, rainy day. The plans from Construct 101 include a detailed blueprint of the floor and walls and instructions on how to put it all together. It also comes with a downloadable PDF that will tell you how to assemble it and what to buy.
This simple wood shed offers a great rustic, but still polished appearance that would look great nestled in among some pine trees. It’s got wide front doors for storing riding lawn mowers and space up top for a loft. The plans from My Outdoor Plans offer step-by-step instructions on building and a shopping list so you can get everything in one trip.
YouTuber Sean R. has put together a detailed, multi-video lesson in how to build a 10×12 shed. It’s highly recommended that you work in steps based on each video and get everything you need ahead of time so that you don’t lose pace. In the end, if you learn better by watching than reading, you’ll wind up with a great backyard shed.
If you want a lot more variety than what is available on the Internet, you can spend a little money upfront and get yourself thousands of shed plans from Ryan Shed Plans. You’ll find more than just 10×12 sheds here, so if you’re not dead set on those dimensions you might wind up selecting a plan with a different size.
On the other hand, if you really just want a 10×12 shed, you can pay money to download plans from Shed King. They come in enough variety that it might be worth exploring some customization options, especially since no one wants their yard to look like everyone else’s. These plans come in a downloadable PDF so that you can follow along like it’s a set of IKEA instructions.
You can find a few videos from iCreatables on how to build your own garden shed, or you can pay a little money and download a bunch of plans to give yourself several different options. Considering that you’ll eventually lay out a few hundred bucks for a shed, it’s probably not that bad of an investment to make.
If you aren’t satisfied with the plans you find on the Internet, you can pay to download them from Shed Construction Plans. This is a middle option between the other pay-to-download plans. We like the way they’ve detailed each component you’ll need to build along the way, which guarantees a solid construction that will last a long time.
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