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12×10 Shed Plans

by Ovidiu


This step by step diy project is about diy 12×10 gable storage shed plans. I have designed this garden shed with a gable roof, so you can organize all your tools in a professional manner. The shed has double front double doors. Moreover, I have designed shed with many sizes so check them out, as well. 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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12×10 Shed Plans




Cut & Shopping Lists

  • A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 141″long FLOOR
  • C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x48″ long FLOORING
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 31 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 1 piece – 137″ long, 6 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 86″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 137″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 7 pieces – 91 1/2″ long BACK WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 8 pieces – 91 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • G – 10 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x96″ long SIDING


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


 One day




How to build a 12×10 shed



The first step of the project is to build the floor frame from 2×6 lumber. Cut all the components from 2×6 lumber and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the joists. Place the joists every 16″ on center. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

Select the right location for the shed and then level it evenly. Lay the 4×4 skids to the ground and then fit the floor frame. Align the edges and toenail the frame to the skids. Alternatively, you could use rafter ties to lock them together tightly.

Fitting the floor sheets

Fitting the floor sheets

Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the joists. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.



Assemble the side walls 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. Place double studs at both ends of the wall frame. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double studs to enhance the rigidity of the structure.



Build the front wall for the shed from 2×4 lumber. Make sure you use 2×6 lumber for the double header. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double headers so you can get a professional result. Drill pilot holes through the 2×6 beams and insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the header. Fit all the components and lock them together with 3 1/2″ screws. You can easily adjust the size of the door to suit your needs.



Assemble the back wall for the shed. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber, using the instructions from the diagram. 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 (you could place the studs every 16″ on center, as well). Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.

Assembling the shed

Assembling the shed

Lay the wall frames to the floor of the 12×10 gable shed. Align the edges flush and use a spirit level to plumb the walls. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. Lock the adjacent walls together tightly with 3 1/2″ screws.

Side wall - Siding

Side wall – Siding

Fit T1-11 siding sheets to the sides of the shed. Cut one sheet to 24″ wide so you can fit it to the wall frame. Align the edges flush, leave no gaps between the sheets and insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Front wall - Siding

Front wall – Siding

Make cuts to the panels so you can fit the them to the front wall.

Back wall - Siding

Back wall – Siding

Fit T1-11 siding to the back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 6-8d nails. Use the same techniques described above to secure the panels into place tightly.

12x10 Shed Plans - Back view

12×10 Shed Plans – Back view

You need to take care of the finishing touches, as well. Therefore, take a look over PART 2 and PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to frame the gable roof and the double front doors.

12x10 Shed Plans

12×10 Shed Plans

This storage shed is the right choice if you want to add more storage space to your backyard, but you want to keep the costs at a low level. The front double doors gives you an easy access to the interior of the shed.

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John Elliott -

How can I print a copy of your 12X10 shed plan? Thanks.

Jonathan -

How could i reinforce your design to be rated for high winds?

Ovidiu -

Use anchors to secure the shed to the ground. Add rafter ties to secure the rafters to the top plates. Add a few angle braces along the walls joining the top to the base plates.

David -

Does this plan include a loft and also windows.

Ovidiu -

No. What you see is what you get.

Lindsey -

What was your estimated cost building this?

Roberto Maldonado -

When you say fit 1/2 plywood between double stud to enhance rigidity, how exactly would this look like?


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