10×16 Run in Shed Plans – Free PDF Download

This step by step diy project is about free 10×16 run in shed plans with drawings. This is a relatively compact run in shed that can be built on a budget, using basic materials and tools. The roof has a 2:12 pitch and features a large opening, for easy access. You can use this shed for animals or for firewood. 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.

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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10×16 Run In Shed Plans – Free PDF Download




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  • A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 113″ long, 3 pieces – 93″ long POSTS
  • B – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber –  113″ long, 2 pieces – 90 3/4″ long BASE
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 9 pieces – 96″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 90 3/4″ long, 7 pieces – 86 1/2″ long 2xBACK WALL
  • E – 4 pieces of 2×10 lumber – 96″ long, 4 pieces – 192″ long, 4 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 9 1/2″x96″ long HEADERS
  • G – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 10″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x99″ long SIDING

  • 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10′
  • 5 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
  • 2 pieces of 2×10 lumber – 16′
  • 4 pieces of 2×10 lumber – 8′
  • 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
  • 36 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 5 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 siding – 4’x10′
  • 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • corner brackets
  • 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
  • 6d nails
  • concrete form
  • post anchors
  • post to beam connector
  • wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
  • heavy duty glue

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 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

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 One day

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Building a 10×16 run in shed



The first step of the project is to layout the posts for the run in shed and to set them into place. Dig 3′ deep 12″ in diameter holes for the concrete footings. Set the concrete forms and then fill them with concrete. Set the post anchors, making sure they are aligned properly. After a few days, set the 4×4 posts into place with lag screws and temporarily braces,

Base skids - 10x16 run in shed

Base skids – 10×16 run in shed

Use 4×4 skids between the posts. Drill pocket holes at both ends and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure them to the posts (on both sides). Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Back header - 10x16 run in shed

Back header – 10×16 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.

Front header - 10x16 run in shed

Front header – 10×16 run in shed

Repeat the process for the front headers of the run in shed.

Fitting the headers - 10x16 run in shed

Fitting the headers – 10×16 run in 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.



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.

Assembling the shed frame - 10x16 run in shed

Assembling the shed frame – 10×16 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.

Fitting the siding sheets - Front wall

Fitting the siding sheets – Front wall

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 sheets - 10x16 run in shed

Back wall siding sheets – 10×16 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.

10x16 run in shed plans - Front view

10×16 run in shed plans – Front view

This 10×16 loafing shed is extremely versatile when it comes to uses. You can use it for animals for firewood or for equipment and machinery.



Check out PART 2 of the 10×16 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. If you want to get these plans as a PDF file with full Cut and Shopping lists, check out the GET PDF PLANS button bellow.


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