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10×12 Gable Shed Plans
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- 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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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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- PART 1: 10×12 Gable Shed Plans
- PART 2: 10×12 Gable Shed Roof Plans
- PART 3: 10×12 Gable Shed Door Plans
How to build a 10×12 gable shed
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.
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.
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.
Build the back 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fit the siding to the back wall of the shed, in the same manner described above.
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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Wow… that is really what I wanted. These 10×12 shed plans cover pretty much everything I need: a window and large doors for easy access. Thanks for making it free PDF download.