10×12 Gable Shed Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 10×12 gable shed plans. If you want to build a simple gable shed with a side door and double front doors, check out my free plans. This shed is super easy to build and it comes with a small window. 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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10×12 Gable Shed Plans

Building a 10x12 gable shed

Building a 10×12 gable shed

 

  • A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 144″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long, 10 pieces – 117″ long FLOOR FRAME
  • C – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 3 pieces – 24″x48″ long FLOOR
  • D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 30″ long, 1 piece – 78″ long, 1 piece – 137″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 11 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 75 1/2″ long, 5 pieces – 10 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 26 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 43 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 39″ long, 4 pieces – 21″ long SIDE WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long, 1 piece – 137″ long, 12 pieces – 89 1/2″ long SIDE WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 4 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 7 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 75″ long FRONT WALL
  • G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 6 pieces – 91 1/2″ long BACK WALL
  • H – 10 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long, 1 piece – 16″x24″ long SIDING

  • 5 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 12′
  • 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
  • 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
  • 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
  • 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
  • 36 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
  • 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 11 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
  • 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
  • wood filler wood glue, stain/paint

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How to build a 10×12 gable shed

Floor frame

Floor frame

The first step of the shed project is to build the floor frame. Cut the components from 2×6 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Place the joists every 16″ on center, for a professional result. Check if the corners are are square, drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

Select the location for the shed and level the surface thoroughly. Remove the vegetation layer and make sure you comply with the local building codes. Fit the skids on the location. Place the floor frame and then use rafter ties to lock the 4×4 skids to the frame. Align the edges with attention for a professional result.

Floor sheets

Floor sheets

Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame and align the edges with attention. Insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the joists. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.

Side wall frame

Back wall frame

Build the wall of the shed from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Align the edges and make sure the corners are square. Alternatively, you could use framing nails and a framing gun.

Front wall frame

Side wall frame

Continue the project by assembling the side wall frame with window. Use 2×4 lumber for the front wall frame. Use 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double door header. Use 1/2″ plywood and 2×6 beams and 1/2″ plywood for the window headers. 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 and window openings to suit your needs.

Back wall frame

Side wall frame

Build the opposite side wall for the shed using the same techniques described above and the information from the diagram. Cut the studs and then the plates from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center for a professional result.

Side wall with doors frame

Side wall with doors frame

Build the front wall using the diagram shown above. Cut the components from 2×4 at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Use 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double header. Fit the header into place and make sure the corners are square. Adjust the size of the double doors to suit your needs.

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.

Front wall siding sheets

Front wall siding sheets

Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the side wall with doors. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and then get the job done with a circular saw. Align the edges with attention and insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Back wall siding sheets

Back wall siding sheets

Fit the siding panels to the opposite side wall of the shed, as show in the diagram. Leave no gaps between the sheets and align everything with attention. Insert the nails so you can lock the sheets into place tightly.

Side wall siding sheets

Side wall siding sheets

Fit the siding sheets to the front wall of the shed. Make cuts so you can fit the sheets around the door opening and around the window opening.

Plain side wall siding sheets

Plain side wall siding sheets

Fit the siding to the back wall of the shed, in the same manner described above.

10x12 shed plans free

10×12 shed plans free

Take a look over PART 2 and PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the double doors and the roof. 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 10×12 gable 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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