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This download includes materials lists and cost estimate worksheets for 5 of my shed plans. I have also included a few sample graphics and figures from the plans.

Follow this link to download the materials list and cost estimate worksheet so you can do your own calculations.

It’s in PDF format so save it to your computer and print it out when you’re ready to go shopping and fill in the prices.

Here are my sample calculations based on the costs in my area as of June 2013

8x12 garden storage shed

You can build your own 8×12 shed like this for about $830 dollars

Cost To Build And Amount Saved

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 - -

- Updated June 2013

This chart shows the estimated cost to build a 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

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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.

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$7.95 Gable Roof Shed Plans
• 21 sizes from 8×4 to 12×20 • 7ft or 8ft wall height • 3.5in or 5.5in overhang • single or double doors • 3/12 4/12 or 5/12 pitch •  • Floors @ 16in O.C. • Walls @ 24in O.C.
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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.

It’s in PDF format so save it to your hard drive and print it out. It’s a 8 1/2 x 11 paper size and includes cost estimates for all 21 sizes from 8×4 through 12×20 plus a page of material usage notes.

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