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8x10 Shed cost estimate

post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 
I am looking for a shed to put in my backyard. I want to get all of may lawn equipment out of the garage and some of the kids' stuff too. I have been pricing out sheds both delievered and kits to build myself and the prices (1500-2000) are out of my price range. nnt looking for anything fancy, no windows...just a wide dorr to accomadate a lawn tractor.

Can anyone help me with a cost estimate if I were to DIY it. I built my 15x30 deck about 10 years ago and am pretty handy - its just that I can't find any lumber pricing online. What does a 2x4x8' cost? $3? Tryin to see if its worth it to DIY rather than buy a kit or just suck it up and buy one and have it delivered.
post #2 of 44
Lumber is a commodity, like steel and oil, and the prices fluctuate all over the place. The only thing the price of lumber doesnt do, is go down.
That said, I cant build a shed for you cheaper than a kit you can buy. You just have to adjust quality for price.
The Amish made sheds, delivered, are pretty much tuff as nails. But you only have so much to choose from.
If I was you, I'd buy a kit., and refine it as I went.
post #3 of 44
I'm looking for the same thing! Was shocked at the pricing.
post #4 of 44
I built one for myself, 8' x 12' so I used all full sheets of plywood. The floor is three sheets of treated 3/4" plywood, the walls are 2x4 framing with T-111 sheathing. T-111, (texture one eleven) is available at Home Depot as "Ply-Tanium". I had a bunch of treated 8x8's laying around, so I started with these as floor framing/foundation. I made a door 48" wide, and the windows are cheap "triple track" storm windows nailed over cut out openings. The walls are full 8' high, the roof is framed with 2x4's at a 12 on 12 pitch, so I have a useful attic. The roofing is rolled roofing, I ran out of $ and patience so no shingles. It was fun to build, and it holds a ton, but I think I spent about $1,500 on materials. I'll snap a photo tonight.
post #5 of 44
I bought an 8x12 back in October to put all my gas powered yard tools out and away from the house. Had to much gasoline in the garage and having the bedroom over the garage it was an accident waiting to happen. Not interested in taking a hot ride to the moon.

Made a gravel foundation for the shed using 4x6's and trap rock as the base.

Had a shed delivered by a local shed company (Carefree Small Buildings) right to my foundation. Total cost including the materials was about $2600. Got free delivery since they were local. Got a semi-fancy shed with windows and a 50" door way for the lawn tractor.

Construction on the shed was far better than I expected. In fact, I think the framing was better than my house by a long shot. They frame these things with precision these days by machine.

Delivery was top notch. They delivered with minimal damage to the yard.

Got a great warranty with it too.

Looked at kits, and a whole bunch of other shed building options. Going with the local company seemed the best approach. Probably cost a little more but I'm completely satisfied with the purchase. I couldn't be bothered with building one from scratch.

Added shelving and hangers for the lawn equipment and other junk I put out there. Also added a med sized 12v solar panel, gel cell, exhaust fan and 12v lamp to provide lighting and active ventilation and also keep the tractor battery charged during the winter.
post #6 of 44
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Originally Posted by Fun King View Post
I built one for myself, 8' x 12' so I used all full sheets of plywood. The floor is three sheets of treated 3/4" plywood, the walls are 2x4 framing with T-111 sheathing. T-111, (texture one eleven) is available at Home Depot as "Ply-Tanium". I had a bunch of treated 8x8's laying around, so I started with these as floor framing/foundation. I made a door 48" wide, and the windows are cheap "triple track" storm windows nailed over cut out openings. The walls are full 8' high, the roof is framed with 2x4's at a 12 on 12 pitch, so I have a useful attic. The roofing is rolled roofing, I ran out of $ and patience so no shingles. It was fun to build, and it holds a ton, but I think I spent about $1,500 on materials. I'll snap a photo tonight.



this is clearly better than a kit, and maybe superior to a Pennsy Dutch modular shipped into Jersey, but dang $1500 is a lotta of coin !
post #7 of 44
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Originally Posted by rwalter7 View Post

Also added a med sized 12v solar panel, gel cell, exhaust fan and 12v lamp to provide lighting and active ventilation and also keep the tractor battery charged during the winter.


thats a good idea, those things turn into hot boxes in the summer. A lot people forget to vent small structures. Another decent option for sheds is those translucent skylight/roof vents.
post #8 of 44
It's been awhile since I went through this excersize but I couldn't build it for the price of buying it --- and I actually had it built in place. Then, after 14 years the siding failed so I got to redo the outside with T-111 and build new doors. Oh yea, it needed to be painted, which I paid to have done. The reconstruction and paint cost more than the original building.
Next go around I'll have a pole barn built.
post #9 of 44
On the cheap 900 for materials
figure 10 to 20 percent unforseen stuff
about 1000-1100 for materials and one good weekend of labor...
by on the cheap every thing is two ft on center....
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post #11 of 44
I hope that ladder is locked to the shed Had break-ins a town over last month where the crook actually carried someone's ladder a block to the house he used the ladder to rob!
post #12 of 44
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. Still up in the air on this. I got some prices...2x4x8" are going for $2.40 so I need about $125 worth of 2x's. 10 sheets of 1/2" T-111 which are running $30 per. Floor and roof will be about $150. Asphalt shingles run about $30/Sq so there is $90. Trim , blocks, vent, nails, hardware...another $100. I figure rough estimate of $800-900. I saw Sheds USA (the home depot supplier) has an 8x8 Val-U shed delivered and installed for $999. I need bigger than 8x8 so I am really at a crossroads here. No hassle and settle for 8x8 or 8x10 or 8x12 and a weekend or more of my time?




and does anyone have any experience with these? Called Fast Framer - no mitre cuts! And it looks like less material as the walls aren't thoroughly framed.

post #13 of 44
Is it possible to build a shed onto a slab concrete floor? My current metal shed is metal and sits on a fairly nice slab of concrete, around 10'X14' and about 4" off of the ground. I would like to take the shed down and rebuild it with wood. Would it be cheaper to build, or just buy another metal shed?
post #14 of 44
sure is,my shed is 8x20 and it sits on a concrete pad,
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sure is,my shed is 8x20 and it sits on a concrete pad,



in my town, you can't have a shed with those dimensions without it being anchored to a concrete slab cause the town doesn't want it to blow away in a wind storm ???
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