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8×10 Pig Shed Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 8×10 goat shelter with storage plans. I have designed this simple pig shelter, so you can create a basic covered area on the budget. However, the structure is till sturdy and it features a lean to metal roofing. 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. 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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8×10 Pig Shelter Plans




Cut List

  • A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10 ft long, 2 pieces – 8 ft long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10 ft, 8 pieces – 57″ long, 2 pieces – 53 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 51″ long FRONT WALL
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10 ft long, 8 pieces – 32 1/4 long BACK WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 5 pieces – 32 1/4″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x60″ long, 1 piece – 24″x60″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x35 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 24″x35 1/4″ long PANELS

Shopping List


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


 One day




How to build a 8×10 pig shelter



The first step of the project is to build the base for the goat shelter. Use 4×4 lumber for the skids. Mark the cut lines to the skids and make parallel cuts inside the areas. Set the depth o the cut at 1 3/4″. Remove the excess with a chisel and smooth the recess with sandpaper.



Select the location for the pig shelter and level the surface, if necessarily. Install the skids and assemble them together, so that the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the skids together tightly.



Next, we have to assemble the back wall frame. Use 2×4 lumber for the studs and for the plates. As you can see in the diagram, drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center, as shown in the diagram. We place the studs at 24 OC to keep the costs down. This pig shelter needs to be light constructions that keeps the costs down.

Notice the double studs at both ends of the wall frame. Fit pieces of 1/2″ plywood between the double studs. Measure the diagonals and make sure they are equal.



Continue the project by assembling the front wall frame. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center. Notice the double header placed above the door opening.

Notice the double studs at both ends of the wall. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double studs.



Use 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double header. Align the edges flush and add glue to the joints. Insert 2 1/2″ screws from both sides to assemble the header.



Build the side walls for the goat shelter, as shown in the diagram and using the techniques described above.



Next, assemble the frame of the shed. Fit the wall frames to the skids and then secure them into place by drilling pilot holes through the bottom plates and inserting 3 1/2″ screws. In addition, you need to lock the adjacent walls together with 3 1/2″ screws.



Fit the siding panels to the front of the shelter. Notice the openings for the doors. Make those with a circular saw. Insert 6d nails to secure the panels into place, every 8″. Leave no gaps between the panels. You can use 1/2″ plywood for the panels or even T1-11 siding or metal sheets.



Attach the siding sheets to the back wall of the shelter.

Pig shelter plans -

Pig shelter plans

You need to take a look over PART 2 of the project to learn how to build the lean to roof.



Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and let the compound to dry out for several hours. Smooth the surface with medium-grit sandpaper along the wood grain.

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