10×10 Lean to Shed – Free DIY Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 10×10 lean to shed plans. This compact shed has a lean to roof with a front oriented slope. The shed also comes with 6′ double front doors, for an easy access. You can build this shed in one week and save a lot of money. The studs are placed every 16″ on center, making the structure really sturdy. Make sure you comply with the local building codes before starting the DIY project. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

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.

 

 

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10×10 Lean to Shed – Free DIY Plans

Building a 10x10 lean to shed

Building a 10×10 lean to shed

 

  • A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 117″ long FLOOR
  • C – 2 pieces  of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x24″ long FLOORING
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 11 pieces -87″ long BACK WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 87″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 8 pieces – 87″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 7 pieces – 7″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 11 pieces – 22″ long TOP BACK WALL
  • G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x116 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 24″x116 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 91 1/2″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x91 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 48″x11 1/2″ long  SIDING

 One week

 

 

Building a 10×10 lean to shed

Building the floor frame

Building the floor frame

First of all, you need to build the floor frame. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and then insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular beams. Place the joists every 16″ on center, as in the diagram. Alternatively, you can use joist hangers. Make sure the corners are square and the edges flush, before inserting the screws.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

Select the location for the shed and remove the vegetation layer. Level the ground thoroughly and then fit the 4×4 skids under the floor frame. Align the edges and use rafter ties to secure the skids to the frame of the floor. Use a spirit level to make sure the frame is horizontal in all directions. Check out the local building codes before building the shed, so you make sure you comply with the requirements.

Fitting the floor sheets

Fitting the floor sheets

Use 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood sheets for the floor of the shed. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions, as shown in the diagram, and then lay them to the floor frame. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.

Front wall frame

Front wall frame

Continue the project by assembling the front wall frame. Use 2×4 lumber for the front wall frame. Use 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double header. Use 2×4 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the end double studs. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.  You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs. Moreover, you can frame windows, if you want to have light inside the shed.

Back wall frame

Back wall frame

Build the frame for the back wall from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and place the studs every 16″ on center. Use 2×4 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double studs placed at both ends.

Side wall frames

Side wall frames

Build the side walls for the shed using the same techniques described above and the information from the diagram. Place the studs every 16″ on center. Make sure you assemble all the wall frames on a level surface.

Assembling the shed frame

Assembling the shed frame

Fit the wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges with attention and plumb the walls with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. Lock the adjacent walls together tightly using 3 1/2″ screws. Check if the corners are right-angled, for a professional result.

Top back wall frame

Top back wall frame

Assemble the top wall frame for the back of the shed from 2×4 lumber. Take accurate measurements and then get the job done with a circular saw. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center and make sure the corners are square.

Fitting the top back wall frame

Fitting the top back wall frame

Fit the small frame to the top of the back wall. Align the edges with attention and plumb it with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plate and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the bottom.

Attaching the back wall siding panels

Attaching the back wall siding panels

Cut the T1-11 siding sheets at the right dimensions, as shown in the diagram. Fit T1-11 siding panels to the back of the shed. Align the sheet to the top plate of the side walls and then insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Front wall siding sheets

Front wall siding sheets

Then, attach the siding sheets to the front of the shed. Insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing. Cut out the panels so you can fit them around the door opening. Align the edges flush, for a professional result.

10x10 Lean to shed - Free DIY Plans

10×10 Lean to shed – Free DIY Plans

This 10×10 lean to shed has a front oriented slope, so it can drain the water properly. Moreover, this small compact shed is super easy to build and it will create a lot of storage space.

10x10 Lean to shed plans

10×10 Lean to shed plans

Make sure you take a look over PART 2 and PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the lean to roof and how to build the decorative trims. I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project. See all my shed projects HERE.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 10×10 lean to shed plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.

 

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