8 12×16 Shed Plans You Can Build Today

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It’s always good to have a lot of storage, you’ll never hear anyone complain about having too much storage space. Usually, most homeowners find that they don’t have enough space to store their stuff. Does this sound like something you’re experiencing? If so, then you need a shed! With these shed plans, you’ll be able to build the storage shed of your dreams! We put together a list of 12×16 shed plans that you can choose from to best fit what you need. Keep reading to find 8 12×16 Shed Plans You Can Build Today

12×16 Gable Shed

This 12×16 Gable shed has a large door frame and window, the exact dimensions are 7’ 12” x 3’ 8” for the door frame and a 3’ x 3’ for the window. Both are located on the front wall of the shed. There’s another window on this shed, the side has a 3’ x 3’ window. This amount of windows for this size shed is perfect because they let in enough natural light so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Keep in mind with this shed you will have to buy the door and window separately, if you have a spare door and window lying around use them so you can save some money! The back and right walls of the shed are finished with T1-11 siding.

The free plan for this shed includes a materials list, diagrams, photos, and instructions to help you. If you would like to view the full plans click here

12×16 Garden Shed

This storage shed is perfect for those who have a family, it’s open enough and provides enough space for multiple people to walk in and out. This shed has double front doors and a side door. This is great because it allows multiple ways to easily access the interior. Be sure to research and understand the building codes and choose the right location for your shed.

The free plan for this shed includes a materials list, diagrams, photos, and instructions to help you. If you would like to view the full plans click here.  

12×16 Shed

Are you looking for a shed that’s easy to build and looks great? If so, this plan may be perfect for you! Keep in mind, because this shed is one of the easier options to build on this list it is very simplistic. There are no windows and there’s only one set of doors. If that works for you, you can find the plans for this shed below!

The free shed plan includes the dimensions, materials list, tools list, building directions, photos, etc. If you would like to view the full plans for this plan click here

12×16 Gable Shed

Are you looking for a durable backyard shed that will allow you to store quite of few things? If so, you want to check out this shed plan. This shed has one window, one single door, and a set of double doors. The double doors are great for those who want to store a utility vehicle, lawnmower, wheelbarrow, wagon, etc. Depending on your location you may need to build a ramp up to the double doors. If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your yard, add a few layers of paint or stain to the shed!

The free shed plan includes the dimensions, materials list, tools list, building directions, photos, etc. If you would like to view the full plans for this click here

12×16 Barn Shed with Porch

Are you looking for a shed that you can use for storage and a workshop? If so, you definitely want to check out this 12×16 shed plan. This shed has a Gambrel-style roof and it is 12′ wide, 16′ long, and 14′ 8 3/8″ tall. The porch is 6′ wide x 16′ long and has a door that is 35″ by 6’9″ tall pre-made shed door that leads out to the porch. There is a second door on the side that is 6′ wide by 7′ tall. What’s great about this shed is later down the line if you want to make it into a tiny home or strictly make it a workshop you can do so!

The free plan for this shed includes a materials list, instructions, and photos. If you would like to view the full plans for this goat shelter click here

12×16 Saltbox Shed

This 12×16 saltbox shed is the perfect size for a variety of things. You can make it a storage shed, a garden shed, a home office shed, workshop, she shed, etc. This shed has a large single door with several windows. It’s great that this shed has several windows because the interior gets enough natural light that you don’t have to worry about installing a light.

If you would like to view the full plans for this shed click here

12×16 Storage Shed

You can build this 12×16 shed in about a weekend. This shed is one of the more simple shed on this list, this shed has one window and one door. If you’re not looking for anything fancy and just want a shed for storage then you may want to consider this as an option. If you do build this shed be sure to add a few layers of paint or stain to add some color to your yard!

The free plan for this shed includes a materials list, instructions, and photos. If you would like to view the full plans for this shed click here

12×16 Gable Storage Shed 

This 12×16 shed plan has a large door frame, the exact dimensions are 7’ 2” x 7′. This shed also has 2, 3’ x 3’ windows on the front wall and side of the shed. Both of these windows together let in enough natural light that allows you to accomplish all of your storage needs. Keep in mind, with this plan you will need to buy the door and windows separately unless you have spares lying around.

The free plan for this shed includes a materials list, instructions, and photos. If you would like to view the full plans for this goat shelter click here

There are 8 12×16 Shed Plans You Can Build Today! We hope these shed plans inspired you to start building! Do you have a favorite shed plan from this list? Have you built a shed before? Please feel free to leave a comment, we would love to hear from you! 

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