Materials List And Cost Estimate

Cost To Build And Dollars Saved

Here is the cost to build my Regular Gable Roof Shed.

Size Build Your Own TuffShed You Save
8×4 $485
8×6 $590 $1,149 $557
8×8 $650 $1,289 $639
8×10 $775 $1,469 $721
8×12 $830 $1,649 $819
8×14 $945 $1,879 $934
8×16 $980 $2,049 $1,069
10×8 $820 $1,499 $679
10×10 $925 $1,759 $834
10×12 $1,010 $2,009 $999
10×14 $1,155 $2,119 $964
10×16 $1,195 $2,439 $1,244
10×18 $1,350
10×20 $1,455
12×8 $900
12×10 $1,020
12×12 $1,135
12×14 $1,275
12×16 $1,355
12×18 $1,505
12×20 $1,615

This chart shows the estimated cost to build a gable roof shed with my $7.95 plans and compares it to the price of a tuffshed and estimates how much money you can save by building our own.

I’m using tuffshed as an example because they are a nation wide company and probably the most popular shed brand around.

And they build a very nice shed.

Cost Analysis

This table shows the cost to build each shed in terms of it’s size and cost efficiency. Including

  • The area of the shed in square feet (Sq.Ft.)
  • Cost to build next larger length (Cost/2 ft)
  • And the dollar cost per square foot (Cost/Sq.Ft.)
Size Cost Sq.Ft. Cost 2ft Cost/Sq.Ft.
8×4 $485 32 $15.07
8×6 $590 48 $109 $12.32
8×8 $650 64 $60 $10.19
8×10 $775 80 $124 $9.70
8×12 $830 96 $53 $8.63
8×14 $945 112 $116 $8.43
8×16 $980 128 $33 $7.64
10×8 $820 80 $10.23
10×10 $925 100 $107 $9.26
10×12 $1,010 120 $83 $8.41
10×14 $1,155 140 $146 $8.25
10×16 $1,195 160 $40 $7.46
10×18 $1,350 180 $155 $7.50
10×20 $1,455 120 $105 $7.27
12×8 $900 96 $9.35
12×10 $1,020 120 $119 $8.48
12×12 $1,135 144 $115 $7.87
12×14 $1,275 168 $143 $7.60
12×16 $1,355 192 $77 $7.05
12×18 $1,505 216 $153 $6.97
12×20 $1,615 240 $107 $6.72


You will notice that the larger sheds are much cheaper to build in terms of the cost per square foot.

And in cases of going from 6 to 8 ft, 10 to 12 ft, 14 to 16 ft, and 18 to 20 ft in length it costs very little to build the next longer size.

This is because certain sizes have a lot of waste and the next length up has very little or no waste. And you are paying for the lumber whether you use it in the shed or cut it off and throw it away.

Build Your Own Shed

and Save $$$ Hundreds
or even $$$ Thousands of Dollars!!!

This is an estimate of the cost to build each of my 4 shed plans in various sizes from 8×4 to 16×32. Building your own shed can save you 40-60% of the cost of buying a kit or a ready made shed.
Size Regular & Lean-To Tall Barn Deluxe Gable
8×4 $483 $643 $713
8×6 $594 $755 $869
8×8 $654 $873 $993
8×10 $775 $1012 $1157
8×12 $828 $1113 $1285
8×14 $943 $1247 $1462
8×16 $979 $1311 $1561
10×8 $813 $991 $1172
10×10 $920 $1146 $1353
10×12 $1006 $1209 $1489
10×14 $1146 $1410 $1683
10×16 $1189 $1466 $1784
10×18 $1336 $1606 $1976
10×20 $1442 $1713 $2128
12×8 $890 $1115 $1275
12×10 $1001 $1238 $1519
12×12 $1118 $1400 $1695
12×14 $1257 $1571 $1877
12×16 $1337 $1648 $2046
12×18 $1483 $1823 $2252
12×20 $1590 $1935 $2418
14×16 $1985 $2270
14×20 $2353 $2693
14×24 $2739 $3116
14×28 $3090 $3510
14×32 $3426 $3939
16×16 $2130 $2362
16×20 $2547 $2830
16×24 $2914 $3224
16×28 $3284 $3679
16×32 $3633 $4079

Notes

  • These costs are approximate and vary with the price of materials in your area.
  • I haven’t worked the numbers out for the Lean-To Style Sheds because there are so many length, width, height and overhang combinations. But their construction is the closest to the Regular Gable sheds so the costs will be similar for the same height shed without overhang.
  • Tall barn prices don’t include a loft or overhang. If you want overhang it will be closer to the Deluxe Gable cost.
  • Deluxe Gable costs are based on 12:12 roof pitch. A more shallow pitch will be cheaper.
  • The smaller shed prices are more accurate than the larger ones because the waste is more predictable.
  • The more careful you are to use your scraps and plan your cuts, the lower your final cost will be.

Verify the cost to build your own…

These costs are based on prices in my area. Lumber and building materials might be cheaper or more expensive in your home town.

All plans include a materials list and cost estimate worksheet. Print out this materials list and cost estimate worksheet and take it down to your local building supply store and price it for yourself.

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