This step by step diy woodworking project is about 10×14 horse shelter plans. The project features instructions for building a medium sized run-in shed. If you want to build a basic shelter for your horses, take a look over this project, as well as over Part 2. Make sure you check out the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
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Horse Shelter Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 168″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 80 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 161″ long, 8 pieces – 80 1/2 long BACK WALL
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 111 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 116 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 3 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 11″ long, 1 piece – 18 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 25 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 33″ long 2xTOP WALLS
- E – 3 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x84″ long, 1 piece – 24″x84″ long SIDING
- F – 1 piece of 2×10 lumber – 168″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 110 1/2″ long TRIMS
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 14′
- 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 14′
- 30 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×10 lumber – 14′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 500 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
- 200 pieces of 1 5/8″ screws/brad nails
Building a 10×14 run in horse shed
The first step of the project is to build the side walls for the horse shelter. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square.
Assemble the back wall of the run in shed, using the information from the diagrams and following the instructions from above.
Use 4×4 lumber for the skids and lay them on a level surface. Fit the walls to the skids and lock them into place using 2×4 braces. Use a spirit level to check if the walls are plumb.
Attach the back wall to the skids, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the end studs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the side walls. Make sure the corners are square and align all the edges with attention.
Build the lean to side walls from 2×4 lumber. Cut the top of the studs at 72.8 degrees and make angle cuts to the top plate, as seen in the plans. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs.
Attach the lean to walls to the top plates of the side walls and align them with attention. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the base walls.
Fit the 2×10 beam to the front of the shelter, as shown in the diagram. Use 3″ lag screws to lock the beam to the framing, after making sure it is perfectly horizontal.
Fit 2×6 beams to the sides of the shelter, to enhance the look of the project. Use 2 1/2″ screws to lock the beams to the side walls. Make sure there are no gaps between components.
Attach T1-11 siding to the back of the shelter. Make sure the sheets are flush with the top edge of the top plate. Use 1 5/8″ galvanized nails to lock the sheets into place.
The run in shed has a nice appearance, as you can notice from the diagram. The rustic appearance will add an unique appeal to your backyard.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-200 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Top Tip: Check out the rest of the project, to learn how to build the roof for the 10×14 run in shed.
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