This step by step diy project is about free 10×10 gable shed plans. I have designed this 10×10 gable shed so you can store the garden tools and other small items in a stylish manner. This shed features 7′ tall side walls and a roof with a 22.5 degree slope, making it both easy to build and nice to look at. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Premium Plans for this shed available in the SHOP.
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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 Shed Plans
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- A – 3 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 10″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 117″long FLOOR
- B – 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
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 11 piece – 81″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 20 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 6 pieces – 81″ long, 2 pieces – 75 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 113″ long, 9 pieces – 81″ long BACK WALL
- F – 8 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x88″ long, 3 pieces – 24″x88″ long, 1 piece – 8 1/2″x24″ long SIDING
- 11 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 10′
- 11 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 39 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1/2″ plywood
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 10 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- 6-8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- PART 1: 10×10 Shed Plans
- PART 2: 10×10 Shed Roof Plans
- PART 3: 10×10 Shed Door and Trims Plans
- 8×12 Shed Plans
It’s that simple to build a 10×10 Shed – Video!
Step 1: How to build the 10×10 gable shed floor
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need use 2×6 lumber for the joists. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges flush and then lay them on a level surface.
Place the joists every 16″ on center and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and then insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components.
Select the location for the backyard shed, making sure you read the local codes and you comply with them. Remove the vegetation layer and then compact a thick layer of gravel. Lay the 4×4 or 6×6 skids on the gravel and then lay the floor frame. Align the edges flush and make sure you lock the frame to the skids with screws or with rafter ties.
Lay the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame, using the pattern shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the joists. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Step 2: Building the shed wall frames
Continue the project by assembling the wall frames for the shed. Start with the side walls. Cut the components at the right dimensions, using the instructions 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. Alternatively, you could place the studs every 24″ on center. Fit the double plates into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the front wall for the shed. Make sure you leave 6′ for the door opening, so you can fit the double doors. Use 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double header. Fit the double header to the front frame and then secure it to the studs with 2 1/2″ screws.
Frame the back wall in the same manner described above. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center for a professional result. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush. Place double studs at both ends of the wall, as well.
Fit the wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and then plumb them with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and then insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Moreover, you need to lock the adjacent wall together tightly with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result.
Step 3: Attaching the wall siding sheets
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the back of the shed. Align the edges flush and then insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing, so you can lock them into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Fit the panels to the sides of the shed and align the edges flush. Use 6-8d nails to lock the panels into place tightly, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the panels for a professional result.
This is a really nice storage shed to have in the backyard, as it features a gable roof, double doors and a lot of storage space. This shed is ideal for any garden as it is compact enough to keep the costs down, while it can add value to the property with its delightful design. Premium Plans for this shed available in the SHOP. If you want this exact project but in just one PDF file with 1 cut list and 1 shopping list, take a look over the following GET PDF PLANS.
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