This step by step diy project is about 10×24 gambrel shed plans. I have designed this large shed with a gambrel roof, so you can store tools, furniture and other items. In addition, you can easily add a loft to the shed to add even more space for storage. Make sure you read the local codes and make adjustments if necessary. 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.
Projects made from these plans
10×24 Gambrel Shed Plans
- A – 8 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 12′ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 288″ long, 19 pieces – 117″ long FLOOR FRAME
- C – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 3 pieces – 24″x96″ long FLOOR
- D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 20 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 90″ long, 2 pieces – 84 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long, 11 pieces – 90″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- H – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long, 2 pieces – 56″ long, 11 pieces – 90″ long, 3 pieces – 41 1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 5 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 84 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 27″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 35″ long SIDE WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long, 11 pieces – 90″ long, 3 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 3 pieces – 5 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 27″ long SIDE WALL
- F – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 92 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 96″ long TOP PLATES
- G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 90″ long BACK WALL
- I – 16 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 siding sheets – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long, 1 piece – 7″x24″ long SIDING SHEETS
- 8 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 12′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 24′
- 21 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 8 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 78 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 17 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 siding sheets – 4’x8′
- 3 1/2″ screws
- rafter ties
- wood glue, stain/paint, wood filler
- 6d nails
- PART 1: 10×24 Gambrel Shed Plans
- PART 2: 10×24 Gambrel Roof Shed Plans
Building a 10×24 garden shed
First of all, you have to assemble the floor frame. Cut the components from 2×6 or 2×8 lumber at the dimensions shown in the plans. Drill pilot holes through the long joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention before inserting the screws. Place the joists every 16″ on center.
Next, fit the 4×4 skids under the floor frame. Use rafter ties to secure the skids to the floor frame. The skids will lift the floor frame from the ground, and it will protect the components from the elements. Alternatively, you can pour footings and use posts to set the floor frame perfectly straight and distanced from the ground.
Next, attach the 3/4″ plywood panels to the floor frame. Align the edges and leave no gaps between the panels for a professional result. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the joists. I recommend you to invest in tongue and groove plywood because there will be no gaps between the sheets.
We will build the 24′ long side walls in two sections, because they are more manageable like that. Start by cutting all the components from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ galvanized screws into the studs. Make sure you place the place the studs spaced as shown in the plans, otherwise you won’t be able to install the siding panels. Place the studs every 16″ on center.
Build two frames for the plain side wall.
Next ,we will build Section A of the opposite side wall. This wall frame has a 24″x36″ opening for a shed window.
Build the other section for the side wall, using the same techniques and dimensions shown above. This wall section features a door opening and a window opening. Remember that you can easily adjust the plans and make them suit your needs. For example you can add windows to both sides of the shed.
Use 2×4 lumber for the front wall. Use 2×6 lumber for the double header (sandwich a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the two pieces of 2×6 lumber). Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Measure the diagonals for the wall and also check if the corners are square.
Build the back wall, as well.
After assembling the sections for the barn shed, you need to fit them to the floor, as shown in the plans. Plumb the side walls with a spirit level and align the bottom plate to the floor frame. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor of the shed.
Lock the adjacent walls together tightly and lock them together with 3 1/2″ screws. Fit the front and the back wall frames to the shed. Align the edges flush and lock them together tightly with screws. Make sure the corners are square.
After assembling the wall frames, you need to fit the plates to the top of the shed. Use 2 1/2″ screws to secure the plates into place tightly. Drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting.
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the side of the barn shed. Align the edges, leave no gaps and insert 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the sheets to the opposite side of the shed and make the cuts around the openings.
Fit the siding sheets to the back of the shed. Leave no gaps between the sheets and align the edges flush. Insert 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing to secure the sheets into place tightly.
You need to take a look over PART 2 of the project, so I can show you how to build the gambrel roof and how to make a simple door. This storage shed is ideal if you need storage space in your backyard.
Don’t forget that I have tons of free shed plans with step by step instructions. You can check all the plans HERE. I have lots of woodworking plans that cover everything from furniture up to playhouses. See the full list of plans HERE.
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