8×12 Shed Plan


This 8-foot wide by 12-foot deep king post plan is available with a 12/12 roof pitch and has generous two-foot overhangs. The petite 96-square-foot frame will easily fit into just about any backyard. Use it as a tool shed or potting shed, or add a window or two and create a fun playhouse for the kids!  This 8×12 timber frame is constructed with sturdy 8×8 posts and has king posts and graceful, slightly curved knee braces.

Constructed with only two bents, the small size of this design makes it a great beginner’s project. The smaller timbers are relatively easy to move around the shop. With only four posts and three plates, this will also be a comparatively inexpensive project.   This diminutive structure will also be pretty easy to raise – recruit your friends and family and make the raising day fun and memorable!

The drawings include an instantly downloadable PDF download with individual piece drawings.  There is also a full timber list to make your lumber procurement easier.  The renderings include x-ray vision drawings so that you can get a feel for the joinery. The pages are formatted at 8 ½” x 11” for easy printing from home.


Important Information:

Timber Frame HQ provides plans for construction purposes but does not oversee the construction. The plan purchaser is responsible for assuring the plan meets local codes and regulations. It is the responsibility of the plan purchaser to obtain any and all structural analysis, engineering and specifications that may be required in the municipality in which it is to be built. Plan purchaser is to verify all lot conditions and measurements before construction. Purchaser is responsible for additional expenses incurred in order to meet local code and engineering requirements.

Customer understands that the following conditions in your specific area may require additional engineering:

  1. Wind / hurricane / tornado
  2. Seismic / earthquake
  3. Heavy snow
  4. Flood potential
  5. Soil instability
  6. Timber Frame Engineering

Customer understands that HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical will not be included in all plans.

When you purchase a set of plans, you are purchasing a limited copyright license for a design giving you the right to build that structure one time at your location. Your copyright license was granted when you paid the purchase fee. You do not have the right to build the design a second time unless you have a signed agreement with Timber Frame HQ. Please note that copyright law protects “derivative works” the same as it protects the original design. That means that making some changes doesn’t make it a new design. We do not allow modifications of our designs by others, without permission. Your copyright license does not allow another professional to represent our design work as their own.

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13 thoughts on “8×12 Shed Plan”

  1. As drawn with the plate height remaining the same, it is 14’6-11/16″. You can lower the plate height a little, let us know if you need a lower roof pitch to get by.

  2. Couple more questions: 1) could the plan be modified so the 4 posts are placed on an 8′ x 8′ square? If so, approximately what would the roof dimensions be (H x W); and 2) how high would it be from the ground to the first horizontal beam/joist? I have limited space (garden home/patio). Thank you!

  3. I like to add Roof cover , Front Porch, Deck Floor add 4′ more ? with 8’x12′ Shed to-gether?

  4. Is this a timber framed plan? I’m interested in hand cutting the joints- not use the metal plates. Am I correct in that this is a timber frame?

  5. I would like to purchase this plan with addition of a “dormer” in the center of the roof on one side, as you did on model “three gable pavillion”. Also need an approximate finished weight. I intend to mount this structure to a flat bed trailer. Length can be adjusted to accommodate dormer dimensions.

  6. Katrina Williams

    We do take on custom projects – check out our page, HERE, describing what we offer and the process of our custom design services.

    Fill out the design questionnaire so we can understand your needs. That’s the best way to communicate with our team and get an estimate for design services.

  7. The plans include cut sheets for each timber, correct? Also, I’d like to build this as a 9′ X 12′ structure. Do you have plans that would work for that size?

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