This step by step diy project is about 10×20 2 stall horse barn plans. I have designed this double stall horse barn, so you can shelter your horses properly. This post frame horse barn is easy to build and extremely durable. Make sure you check the local codes and make adjustments to the plans, if required. 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.
Projects made from these plans
10×20 2 Stall Horse Barn Plans
- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 127 1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 135 1/2″ long POSTS
- B – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 113″ long, 3 pieces – 114 3/4″ long SKIDS
- C – 5 piece of 4×4 lumber – 88″ long, 4 pieces – 96″ long POSTS
- D – 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 240″ long BEAMS
- E – 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 55 3/4″ long, 12 pieces – 54 3/4″ long, 12 pieces – 30″ long, 2 pieces – 68 1/2″ long, 22 pieces – 54 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 4 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 48″ long SUPPORTS
How to build a 10×20 horse barn with tack room
The first step of the project is to build the corner posts. As you can see in the diagram, you need to make a notch to the top of the 4×4 posts. Make parallel cuts to the top of the posts and then remove the excess with a chisel. You need to set the posts 3′ in concrete.
The next step of the project is to layout the location of the posts. Use batter boards and string to mark the location for the corner posts. Apply the 3-4-5 rule to the corners and then dig 3′ deep holes into the ground. Plumb the posts with a spirit level and then secure them into place temporarily with braces. Fill the holes with concrete and let it dry out for a few hours.
Fit the 4×4 pressure treated skids between the posts. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them to the vertical posts. Use corner brackets as well.
Use 4×4 lumber for the intermediary posts. As you can see in the diagram, you need to make notches to the top of several posts.
Fit the posts to the structure of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Make sure the corners are square and plumb them with a spirit level. Use screws to lock the posts to the skids.
Fit the 2×8 beams to the front and back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and then lock the beams to the posts with 3 1/2″ lag screws. Use a spirit level to check if the beams are horizontal.
Fit the supports for the kickboards to the back of the shed. Use 2×4 lumber for the supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them to the posts.
Fit the 2×4 supports to the front of the shed, as well. Use a carpentry square to make sure the corners are right-angled.
Use 2×8 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double headers. Toenail the headers to the posts, as shown in the diagram.
Fit the 2×4 supports to the sides of the shed. Drill pocket holes at both ends and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them to the vertical posts.
After attaching the supports, the frame of the shed should look as in the image.
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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