This step by step diy project is about 5×10 lean to shed plans. I have designed this small shed with a lean to roof as a request from one of my readers. The shed has a rectangular shape, a front door and generous 10″ overhangs on all sides. 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.
Projects made from these plans
5×10 Lean to Shed Plans
- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 57″long FLOOR
- C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x48″ long, 1 piece – 12″x88″ long, 1 piece – 12″x36″ long FLOORING
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 11 pieces – 79 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 53″ long, 1 piece – 60″ long, 5 pieces – 79 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 79 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 76″ long, 1 piece – 53″ long, 1 piece – 60″ long FRONT WALL
- G – 6 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x84″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x84″ long SIDING
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 23 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 7 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
- PART 1: 5×10 Lean to Shed Plans
- PART 2: 5×10 Lean to Shed Roof Plans
- PART 3: 5×10 Shed Door Plans
Building a 5×10 lean to shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and then insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular beams. Place the joists every 16″ on center, as in the diagram. Make sure the corners are square and the edges flush, before inserting the screws.
Select the location for the shed and make sure you remove the vegetation layer. Level the ground thoroughly and then fit the 4×4 skids under the floor frame. Align the edges and use rafter ties to secure the skids to the frame of the floor. Use a spirit level to make sure the frame is horizontal in all directions. Check out the local building codes before building the shed, so you make sure you comply with the requirements.
Fit a piece of 3/4″ plywood to the floor frame. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Building the shed wall frames
Continue the project by assembling the front wall frame. Use 2×4 lumber for the front wall frame. Use 2×4 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double header. 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 opening to suit your needs.
Build the frame for the back wall from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and place the studs every 16″ on center.
Build the side walls for the shed using the same techniques described above and the information from the diagram. Place the studs every 16″ on center.
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 T1-11 siding panels to the back of the shed. Align the sheet to the top plate of the side walls and then insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the sides of the shed. Leave 1 1/2″ from the top edge of the walls to the siding panels. Leave no gaps between the panels and insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
In order to attach the siding sheets to the front of the shed you need to make a few cuts. Mark the cut lines and then get the job done with a circular saw. Insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing. You will use the cutout panel for the door.
This small 5×10 shed is ideal for any backyard, as it makes for a great choice if you need to store bikes, tools or other small items.
Make sure you take a look over PART 2 and PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the lean to roof and how to build the decorative trims. 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, with 1 full Cut List and 1 full Shopping List, please take a look over the GET PDF PLANS button bellow.
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What was your material cost for this ?
I don’t have a cost estimate, but you have the materials list so you can add up the costs. Roughly speaking, $500 to $800.
I dont know exactly when this question was asked, but just priced the material for this 5×10 and here’s what I got at the BIG ORANGE BOX STORE:
Wood cost $1625
Roof shingles/paper $253
Total $1968 +tax (LOL)
Excellent plans and instructions. I would like to make this shed as my very first major project but I wanted to do a 6×10 instead of a 5×10. How would I go about figuring out the new measurement? Is it as simple as adding a foot to the side walls?
I’m planking to make this but need to be 5×9. I was planning to cut it short by 1 ft.