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10×10 Portable Cattle Shed Plans

by Ovidiu


This step by step diy project is about free 10×10 cattle shed plans with drawings. I have designed this portable shed for livestock so you can build one in a few days with a low budget. Read the local codes before starting the project, so you comply with the legal requirements. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Roof pitch is 2:12.

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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.



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10×10 Portable Cattle Shed Plans




Cut List

  • A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 24″ long BASE
  • B – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 89 1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 109 1/2″ long POSTS
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 9 pieces – 96″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 9 pieces – 96″ long BACK WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 17″ long, 3 pieces – 106 1/2″ long 2xFRONT WALL
  • F – 4 pieces of 2×10 lumber – 96″ long, 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 9 1/2″x96″ long, 1 piece – 9 1/2″x24″ long HEADERS
  • G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x119″ long, 1 piece – 10″x24″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x99″ long, 1 piece – 24″x99″ long SIDING

Shopping List


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


One week




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Building a 10×10 run in shed



The first step of the project is to build the skids for the run in shed using 4×4 lumber. Use a circular saw to make parallel cuts to the ends of the skids. Use a chisel to remove the excess and clean the recess with a chisel. Smooth the surface with sandpaper.

Assembling the skids - cattle shed

Assembling the skids – cattle shed

Assemble the shed skids with screws, on a level surface. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws.



Use 4×4 lumber for the posts. Plumb the posts with a spirit level and then lock them to the skids with screws and using metal connectors.

Headers - 10x20 run in shed

Headers – 10×20 run in shed

Use 2×10 beams and 1/2″ plywood to make the back wall headers. Use heavy duty glue and 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the beams.

Fitting the headers - 10x10 cattle shed

Fitting the headers – 10×10 cattle shed

Fit the beams to the top of the posts. Use connectors to secure the beams to the posts. Make sure the posts are plumb and check if the corners are square. Align everything with attention.


Building the shed wall frames



Next, you have to build the side wall frames from 2x4s. Cut the plates and the studs as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center. Make sure the corners are square.



Assemble the two sections for the back wall using the info from the diagram and the techniques described above.

Front wall frame - 10x20 run in shed

Front wall frame – 10×20 run in shed

Assemble the front wall frames. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs.

Assembling the shed frame - 10x10 run in shed

Assembling the shed frame – 10×10 run in shed

Fit the wall frames between the posts and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws through the wall frames into the skids, posts and headers.

Front wall siding sheets - 10x10 run in shed

Front wall siding sheets – 10×10 run in shed

Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the front of the shed, as shown in the plans. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then attach them to the framing with 6d nails, every 8″ along the studs and plates.

Back wall siding - 10x10 run in shed

Back wall siding – 10×10 run in shed

Fit the 5/8″ siding sheets to the back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between them for a professional result. Use 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing, to secure the sheets into place tightly.



This 10×10 loafing shed is extremely versatile when it comes to uses. You can use it for animals for firewood or for equipment and machinery.

10x10 run in shed plans free - front view

10×10 run in shed plans free – front view

Check out PART 2 of the 10×10 run in shed project project to learn more on how to build the lean to roof structure. I have tons of other woodworking plans, so you should check out the whole list HERE.

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This woodworking project was about 10×10 cattle run in 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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