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  • Width: 8'-0" Depth: 8'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Wood floor on 4x4 runners
  • Four popular sizes - 8' x 8', 8' x 10', 8' x 12' , 8' x 16'
  • Height floor to peak - 8'-4 1/2"
  • Ceiling height - 7'
  • 4'-0" x 6'-5" double-door for easy access
  • Economical and easy to build shed
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

This economical and easy-to-build shed can be constructed in any of four popular sizes: 8-by-8, 8-by-10, 8-by-12 and 8-by-16. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 541KB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$60.00

CACTUS COAT RACK E-PLAN

  • Size - 19 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 11 1/4"
  • Unique style with covered storage on each side and pegs located below
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Accented by unique styling, this coat rack includes covered storage on each side and pegs located below. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 19.5-by-5.5-by-11.25 inches.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 473KB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$20.00