Last Updated on May 15, 2020
If you’ve got a big property, you probably want a big shed, and 12×20 is a design that provides a lot of storage space. You can even tuck it away in a corner of your property so that it won’t take away from your landscaping design. A shed this size is also ideal if you have two ATVs to put away.
We found a few individual plans that might attract your attention as quick solutions. We also found a handful of places that, if you’re willing to spend a little money upfront, will provide you with multiple plans so that you can pick the one that’s best for you.
This shed is great for storing tools, but having only one door makes its utility for storing riding lawn mowers and ATVs pretty limited. On the other hand, it would serve well as an outdoor workshop or art studio or even as a pretty basic kids’ clubhouse. The plans from My Outdoor Plans include lists of everything you’ll need to build it.
With side access by a double door, this 12×20 shed from How to Specialist, on the other hand, is perfect for storing things you ride plus leaving space for shelves for tools and fuel cans. It’s also got a single-door entrance if you want to have a service bay on one side and a small workshop on the other. A list of tools and materials is available at the site.
If you want to spend a little time looking at a few different plans, you can purchase some from Cheap Sheds. Their plans (available on downloadable PDFs) come with detailed instructions on how to build each shed, including materials and tools necessary. Their plans range from lean-to styles to tall, barn-style sheds.
If learning by reading isn’t your cup of tea, YouTuber Nicholas Fargher created a series of videos showing you how to build your own 12×20 shed. We strongly suggest that if you go this route that you follow his plans video-by-video, starting with a first watch-through so you have a clear idea of what you’ll need for each new segment. That’ll help you gather materials ahead of time and reduce frustration while building.
Another design that’s perfect for storing two ATVs or a riding lawnmower on one end while having an outdoor workshop on the other, this traditional plan from iCreatables is part of a set. If you invest a little up front, you might even decide to go a different route, in which case you’ve already done the hard part of providing yourself with options.
This downloadable booklet PDF from How to Build a Shed is a perfect way to get plans for a basic 12×20 shed that you can take with you while shopping for materials so that you can get to work quickly. There’s nothing complicated or sophisticated about it, so it’s probably your fastest option. On the other hand, where’s the fun in fast and basic?
One last option, and it’s not necessarily the best, is to buy this plan from Shed King. It’s pretty costly, but it comes with everything you need to build yourself a good, durable 12×20 shed. As an added bonus, it even comes with plans so you can build a cupola for your shed. How does mounting a weather station sound?
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