For a list of materials for building a 12×16 shed, check out this article on How to Build a 12×16 Gable Shed.
Here are some of the tools needed:
- Circular saw
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Milter saw
- 6’ Ladder
- Safety glasses
- Tape measurer
- 4’ level
- Nail punch
- Speed square
- Extension ladder
- 2 sawhorses
If you do not already have most of the tools above, expect your overall shed cost to increase.
Building a shed takes time especially if you want it done right. Expect to take at least a month or so of weekends to fully complete your 12×16 shed.
Considering the amount of time that is required, you could calculate that in the overall cost of a DIY shed. Time is money. If you have plenty of time, then DIYing your shed will save you the cost of labor.
One of the main benefits of building a 12×16 shed by yourself would be saving on the cost of labor.
The cost of labor contributes to the overall cost of a pre-built shed. However, if you are short on time and lack skilled carpentry experience, paying for another’s skilled labor will be worth it at the end of the day and 15 years down the road.