10×16 Barn Shed with Loft Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 10×16 barn shed with loft plans. I have designed this large storage shed so you can store a lot of items, while having an easy access to the interior. The small loft adds even more space for storing boxes, tools or other items. Make sure you check the local codes and make adjustments to the plans, if required. 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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10×16 Barn Shed with Loft Plans

Building a 10x16 barn shed with loft

Building a 10×16 barn shed with loft

 

  • A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 192″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 192″ long, 13 pieces – 117″ long FLOOR
  • C – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 24″x48″ long FLOOR
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 60″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 1 piece – 192″ long, 10 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 5 pieces – 7 1/2″ long. 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long SIDE WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 11 pieces – 91 1/2″ long SIDE WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 6 pieces – 91 1/2″ long BACK WALL
  • G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 20 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 4 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 78 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 7 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
  • H – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x94 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x94 1/2 long, 8 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long SIDING

  • 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16′
  • 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16′
  • 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
  • 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
  • 5 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 5 pieces 2×4 lumber – 16′
  • 36 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
  • 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 13 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 10×16 barn shed with loft

Building the floor frame

Building the floor frame

The first step of the project is to build the floor frame. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then lay them on a level surface. Use 2×6 lumber for the joists. 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. Check if the corners are right angled for a professional result.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

Fit 4×4 skids under the floor frame. Align the edges and use rafter ties to secure the skids to the frame of the floor. Select the right location for the shed and then remove the vegetation layer. Compact a thick layer of gravel and make sure the surface is level.

Floor sheets

Floor sheets

Fit the pieces of 3/4″ plywood to the floor frame. Make the cuts to the sheets, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.

Side wall with door frame

Side wall with door frame

Build the frame for the side wall with door opening 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 24″ on center. Place double studs at both ends of the wall frames. Use 2×6 lumber for the header, as well as 1/2″ plywood between the beams. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs.

Plain side wall frame

Plain side wall frame

Build the opposite side 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.

Back wall frame

Back wall frame

Build the back wall for the shed using the same techniques described above and the information from the diagram.

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 for the double header. 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. Build a double header for the door from 2×4 lumber and 1/2″ plywood. You can adjust the size of the door opening 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.

Back wall siding

Back wall siding

Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing.

Side wall with door panels

Side wall with door panels

Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the opposite side of the shed. As you can see in the diagram, you need to fit the sheets around the door opening, for a professional result.

Plain side wall siding

Plain side wall siding

Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the other side of the shed.

Front wall siding

Front wall siding

Fit the sheets to the front of the shed. As you can see in the diagram, you need to make the cuts so you create the door opening.

10x16 Barn Shed with Loft Plans

10×16 Barn Shed with Loft Plans

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.

 

 

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