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10x12 Garden Tool and Lawn Tractor

Storage Shed Plans

This solid, permanent 2x4 stud-frame shed, on a concrete slab foundation, has convenient
lofts for additional storage.
Copyright 2008 –
These plans are protected by U.S. and International copyright law. They may be used once, to help build one shed. Any other use, copying
or dissemination is prohibited.
TERMS OF USE DESIGN CHANGES animals, review local Health Department
By using these drawings, the builder These plans are intended for use with regulations for required distances from
and property owner agree to the various finish materials and with other wells and residences.
following conditions: sizes and locations of doors and windows. DRAWING NOTES
These drawings are intended to The materials, windows and doors shown Lumber sizes shown on these drawings
present the general layout and are suggested as reasonably inexpensive are nominal unless marked as “true.”
appearance of the building. They may and available nationwide. For best Lumber marked “P.T.” is to be pressure
also serve as a guide to construction appearance, the building should be treated.
in some locations. The publisher can finished and detailed to match or CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES
not assure that these plans are complement adjacent buildings on the 1. Engineering:
suitable for all uses, for every site’s site. Different or additional windows and
conditions, for all codes, or for all doors may be installed using conventional These plans are designed to work for
building associations’ criteria. framing methods. All changes should be average conditions in some areas of the
It’s both the property owner’s and coordinated by a local building United States. To comply with specific
the builder’s responsibility to have professional before the start of building. local building codes, ordinances and
these drawings reviewed by a local SIDING weather conditions and for the best
building professional and by the Any of a variety of siding materials may quality of construction these plans
community’s building and zoning be used on this building. Follow should be reviewed, and modified as
officials prior to the start of manufacturers’ or suppliers’ necessary by a Professional Engineer.
construction. recommendations for the installation and These drawings should be reviewed
The publisher and designer accept finishing of siding. Siding should be applied and modified for higher wind resistance,
no liability for the use of these plans over 1/2” exterior grade plywood. for earthquake resistance, for higher
and the use of the building itself. ROOF MATERIALS snow loads and for sites with poor or
The publisher grants the user of Any of a variety of roof materials may be poorly drained soil conditions.
these plans permission to build one used on this building. They should be California, Pacific Coast and Rocky
unit of this building design. Copying applied over a minimum 1/2” exterior grade Mountain locations may necessitate
these plans in any way, or use for any plywood deck. The plywood deck is an modifications for earthquake
other purpose is a violation of U.S. important structural element and should resistance. High mountain locations
and international Copyright law. be installed regardless of the roof and sites in northern states may
DESIGN CRITERIA material used. Metal roofing should be require higher snow load resistance.
These plans were designed to meet installed to the manufacturer’s Florida, Long Island, coastal areas, high
general standards and average specifications on sleepers or fasteners mountain areas and some other
weather and soil conditions. They applied to the roof deck. Wood shingles locations will require higher wind load
should be reviewed and adapted by a should be nailed to wood sleepers above resistance. Many northern locations will
local building professional for the plywood deck. For slate, clay or require deeper footings because of
suitability to the actual site and for ceramic tile roofs, use 3/4” exterior grade deeper frost penetration. The states of
compliance with current codes, plywood for the roof deck and decrease Florida and Nevada, and some other
ordinances and standards. the roof rafter spacing to 12” on center. jurisdictions require that drawings be
The building was planned as a non- Follow manufacturer’s or supplier’s prepared or reviewed by an in-state
habitable utility or accessory building. recommendations for the installation and architect or engineer. Some local
It must be built at a distance of more finishing of roofing. building officials will waive some
than 5’ from any adjacent WINDOW TRIM requirements if the building is planned
combustible building. It was designed This design calls for a prefab window. For for agricultural use or for property that
to exceed the requirements for an best appearance, window casing should is zoned as Agricultural. Some local
A.S.C.E. Category 1 building with the match the trim on the shed and doors building officials will waive some
following criteria: 50psf Ground Snow with 1x3 side casing, a 1x3 below the sill requirements for small buildings like the
Load (Reduced to 30psf Design Snow and 1x6 head casing with a drip cap. one shown on these plans.
Load per A.S.C.E 7-95); 10psf Roof SITE DESIGN 2. Cupolas:
Dead Load; 20psf Loft Live Load; The building should be plotted on its site
10psf Loft Dead Load; 90mph Wind by a surveyor or building professional. It An optional cupola for this design
Load (10psf plus wind force); must be located at least 5’ away from should be a minimum of 18” wide on
1,500psf Soil Bearing Strength. any other combustible building. Review each face of its base and a minimum of
The Loft is intended for light local ordinances for required setbacks. If 24” in height above the building’s ridge.
storage, typical of a residential attic. the building is intended to shelter It should be centered on the ridge.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Replace topsoil to a minimum of 3” deep. 3. Provide metal drip edging at all rakes
1. Codes: All work must comply with Rake to remove all surface rocks, roots and eaves.
current codes, ordinances and and debris, and seed and mulch as 11. Windows and Doors:
industry standards. required. 1. All prefabricated windows, doors,
2. Permits: The builder is responsible 7. Concrete: hardware and accessories must be as
for obtaining and paying for all 1. All concrete must be a minimum of selected by the owner, and must be
necessary permits, scheduling all 3000 psi and must be handled and installed and finished to the
required inspections and obtaining a installed to the American Concrete manufacturers’ specifications.
Certificate of Occupancy. Institute’s standards. 2. The builder must make every effort to
3. Scope of Work: The builder should 2. Concrete slabs must be a minimum of build custom doors that are straight,
provide all materials, labor and 4” thick, reinforced with 6x6 (#10) wire true, serviceable and durable.
equipment required to complete the mesh. Slope floor slab toward the largest 3. Provide durable drip caps above all
building in reasonable time. The door at 1/8” per foot. Provide a smooth, windows, doors and framed openings.
builder should provide, supervise and trowel or brush finish. 12. Finishes:
coordinate all necessary 8. Carpentry: Paint, stain or finish as selected by the
subcontractors. All workmanship and 1. All framing lumber must be structural owner and to the manufacturers’
materials must be of the best grade, with a min. 1,200 psi bending specifications.
quality. Materials and equipment stress rating. 13. Plumbing and Electrical:
must be installed or applied to the 2. All framing must be plum, level and true If required by the owner and the
manufacturers’ and suppliers’ and must be properly nailed, screwed or intended use of the building, provide a
specifications. bolted. plumbing system and an electrical
4. Work by Owner/Others: All work 3. Roof decking and wall sheathing must system in accord with all state and
required for a complete and finished be min. 1/2” CDX plywood. local ordinances. The builder must
building should be provided by the 9. Structural Connections: secure all necessary design, permits,
builder, except as acknowledged by 1. Follow manufacturers’ nailing or bolting inspections, approvals and
the owner at the time of the specifications for all metal connectors. Underwriter’s certificates.
contract agreement. 2. Rafter to Roof Plate Connections:
5. General Conditions: The building Birdsmouth each rafter for minimum 2"
contract will be governed by bearing surface. Anchor all rafters at the
standards outlined in the “General top plate with steel framing anchors,
Conditions of Contract” published by Simpson Strong Tie #H1 or equal. Follow
the American Institute of Architects manufacturer's nailing specifications.
unless comparable published 3. Additional wind resistance can be
standards are mutually accepted by added with metal strapping and ridge-to-
the owner and the builder. rafter connectors. Follow manufacturers’
6. Site Work: specifications for nailing or bolting.
1. Clear the building site of all shrubs, 4. Plywood: Nail all plywood to rafters and
trees, rocks and stumps. Remove and studs with 8d Common Nails or 10D Box
store topsoil. Protect all other Nails - 6" on center for all outside edges
landscaping, paving and structures and 12" on center on the plywood panel
from damage by this construction. field.
2. Excavate for footings to the depth 5. Wherever metal connectors, anchors,
shown on drawings or deeper, if fasteners, bolts, screws or nails are in
necessary, to reach solid stone or contact with pressure treated wood, they
undisturbed soil that’s entirely free must be hot dip galvanized or stainless
of backfill. steel. Follow recommendations of wood
Excavate as required for all planned suppliers and connector manufacturers.
drives, walks, parking areas and 10. Roofing:
utility lines. 1. Roofing shall be as selected by the
3. Provide clean gravel fill as shown on owner, and installed to the
the drawings and as necessary to manufacturer’s or supplier’s standards.
allow a flat, well drained building 2. Any roof valleys, intersections and
subfloor. protrusions must be flashed with solidly
4. Grade the building site so that backed aluminum or copper sheeting and A building material list for this design
water flows away from the building. must be entirely weatherproof. can be found at
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