This step by step diy project is about 6×10 shed plans. If you have a tight budget, but you still need more storage space in the backyard, this garden shed is the answer to your problems. The gable shed is sturdy, as the walls are made from 2x4s and it features a large front door for an easy access. 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.
Projects made from these plans
6×10 Shed Plans
- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 69″ long FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long, 1 piece – 24″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x24″ long FLOOR
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 65″ long, 1 piece – 72″ long, 4 pieces – 79 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 42″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 8 pieces – 79 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 74″ long, 2 pieces – 39″ long FRONT WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 1 piece – 1113″ long, 8 pieces – 79 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- G – 6 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x86″ long, 4 pieces – 24″x86″ long SIDING
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 32 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 8 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 6d nails, ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
How to build a 6×10 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. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
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.
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.
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.
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. Place the studs, as show in the diagram and make sure the corners are square. Then, attach the top double plate to the side walls.
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 door 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.
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.
Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the back wall of the shed. Use 6-8d nails to secure the panels to the framing tightly. Insert the nails every 8″ along the framing and leave no gaps between the panels.
Fit the T1-11 siding to the side walls of the storage shed, in the same manner described above.
For the front wall, you need to make a few cuts to the T1-11 siding panels, so you can lock them into place tightly. Use a circular saw to make the cuts and then align the edges flush.
This 6×10 shed is a good compromise if you need extra storage space, but you are not willing to invest a high amount of money into the construction materials. The gable roof is really straight forward to build, so check out PART 2 of the project.
This woodworking project was about 6×10 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.