This step by step diy project is about 10×16 shed with side porch plans. This 10×16 shed features a 5′ wide porch, so you can shelter bikes, an ATV or other items. The shed features two windows on one side and double doors for an easy access inside. If you want to build a small workshop in your backyard, this project might be a good choice. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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10×16 Shed with Side Porch Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 192″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 192″ long, 13 pieces – 117″ long FLOOR FRAME
- C – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 24″x48″ long FLOOR
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 6 pieces – 91 1/2″ long SIDE WALL
- E – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 2 pieces – 20 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 4 pieces – 7 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long SIDE WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 11 pieces – 91 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 78″ long, 14 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 1 piece – 192″ long, 9 pieces – 7 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 32″ long, 6 pieces – 41″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 39″ long, 8 pieces – 27″ long FRONT WALL
- H – 12 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long, 1 piece – 16″x24″ long SIDING
- J – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 102 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 192″ long POSTS
- 5 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16′
- 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 5 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 45 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10′
- 13 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- post anchor
- PART 1: 10×16 Gable Shed Plans
- PART 2: 10×16 Gable Shed Roof Plans
- PART 3: 10×16 Gable Shed Door Plans
How to build a 10×16 shed with porch
The first step of the 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, equally spaced. Place the floor frame and then use rafter ties to lock the skids to the frame. Align the edges with attention flush for a professional result and insert the screws. The skids will lift the floor a few inches from the ground and protect the components from moisture.
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. Use tongue and groove sheets for the best results.
Building the shed wall frames
Build the plain side 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. Place the studs every 24″, as s in the diagram, or every 16″ on center, if you want to add a little more support.
Build the opposite side wall from 2×4 lumber as well. Lay the studs and the plates on a level surface and joint them together with screws or nails. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to leave an opening for the double 6′ doors. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then secure them together with 3 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush. Use 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double headers. Fit the double header into place tightly and leave no gaps between the components.
Continue the project by assembling the front wall frame. 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. If you buy the windows before building the shed, you should check if they fit into place before doing the framing work.
Build the back 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. Center the top plate into place, making sure it is insert 3 1/2″ on both sides.
Assembling the shed frame
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. Leave no gaps between the sheets and make sure the top edge is flush with the top plate.
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. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the components. Insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit 4×4 posts so you can frame the porch of the shed. You need to pour 3′ footings and then use anchors to lock the posts into place. Use a spirit level to plumb the posts and then fit the top beam, as show in the diagram. Use metal connectors to secure the beam to the top of the posts.
Make sure you check out the rest of the project so you learn how to build the roof and how to frame the doors. This small shed has multiple uses, so you the most of your space. 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. If you want to get this project as a PDF file, please take a look over the GET PDF BUTTON bellow.
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