4×10 Shed Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 4×10 shed plans. If you want to build a small lean to shed in your narrow backyard, these plans will help you get the job done quickly and in a professional manner. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.

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.



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4×10 Shed Plans




  • A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 45″ long FRAME
  • C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x48″ long FLOOR
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 1 piece – 46″ long, 3 pieces – 79 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 8 pieces – 79 1/2″ long BACK WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 2 pieces – 24″ long, 2 pieces – 74″ long, 6 pieces – 79 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
  • G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 6 pieces – 22 3/4″ long TOP BACK WALL
  • H – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x86″ long, 1 piece – 24″x8 1/2″ long SIDING

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How to build a 4×10 lean to shed



First of all, you need to build the floor frame for the shed. Therefore, you have to cut all the joists from 2×6 lumber. Lay all the joists on a level surface and drill pilot holes through the rim beams. Insert 3 1/2″ screws through the rim joists into the perpendicular components. Place the joists every 16″ on center.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

Select the right location for the shed and then level it properly. Compact a 2″ layer of gravel on the selected location and then fit the 4×4 skids. Use rafter ties to secure the joists to the skids.

Fitting the floor

Fitting the floor

Use 3/4″ plywood for the floor of the shed. Lay the sheets on the joists and then leave no gaps between the components. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the joists, so you can lock them into place tightly.



Assemble the front wall frame from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Frame the double door opening for the shed using the information from the diagram. Use 2×6 lumber for the double header. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the beams and insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the double header together tightly.



Continue the project by assembling the side walls for the shed. Cut all the components from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Then, attach the top double plate to the side walls, after centering it into place.



Build the back wall for the 6×10 shed frame 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. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Assembling the shed frame

Assembling the shed frame

Fit the four wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and then plumb them vertically with a spirit level. Plumb the wall frames vertically, drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. Moreover, you need to lock the adjacent walls together tightly for a professional result.

Top back wall frame - Plans

Top back wall frame – Plans

Build the top wall frame for the back wall 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. Make sure the corners are square.

Top back wall frame

Top back wall frame

Fit the frame to the back wall. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes through the bottom plate and insert 2 1/2″ screws into place.

Front wall - Siding

Front wall – Siding

Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the front of the 4×10 shed. Make the cuts to the panels so they can fit into place tightly. Align the edges flush and use 6-8d nails to lock the panels to the framing, every 8″.

4x10 Shed Plans

4×10 Shed Plans

This 4×10 shed is ideal if you want to create extra storage space, but you have a narrow backyard. The lean roof is really straight forward to build, so check out PART 2 of the project.



This woodworking project was about 4×10 shed plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.





  1. Sayed at - Reply


    Thank you for this helpful guide! I’m gathering info to start this project and have a question. I am trying to understand the total number of materials I need. Are the material in Part 1 of the guide all for Part 1? Under the Materials Tab above, do I add the pieces for sections A-H to the list of pieces below it?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      Hi there. PART 1 comes with its list of materials, PART 2 comes with its list of materials and so on. The A-H is the cut list, while below that is the materials list. Therefore, buy the materials that are listed below and then cut those as shown in the A – H.

      • Sayed at -

        Ovidiu, Than you very much for clarifying and again for this guide! Will let you know once I complete the project.

  2. Dennis at - Reply

    I’m looking to build this shed. But I also want to do a door on the end.

  3. Justin at - Reply

    Great plans, thank you. How easy is it for a couple people to move this hole shed after it’s fully assembled? I want it placed next to my house, but would not have enough room to attach the siding and trim on the back wall if I build it in place.
    Thanks again,


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