This step by step diy project is about 8×10 saltbox shed plans. This is a relatively small shed that will shelter all your garden tools and still be friendly with your budget. The plans have been designed so you create a sturdy structure with a saltbox shaped roof. The plans come with full Cut and Shopping lists. 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.
Projects made from these plans
8×10 Saltbox Shed – Free DIY Plans
- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 93″ long FLOOR
- C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x48″ long, 1 piece – 48″x88″ long, 1 piece – 24″x32″ long FLOOR SHEETS
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10 ft, 1 piece – 113″ long, 11 pieces – 67 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 1 piece – 92 1/2″ long, 7 pieces – 67 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10 ft, 1 piece – 54″ long, 1 piece – 30″ long, 11 pieces – 92 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 8 1/4″ long, 3 pieces – 20 1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 32 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 4 pieces – 27″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 39″ long FRONT WALL
- G – 2 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x72″ long, 1 piece – 24″x72″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x70 1/2″ long SIDING
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywoood – 4’x8′
- 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 49 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 9 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- rafter ties, joist hangers
- shed anchors
- wood filler, wood glue, stain/paint
- PART 1: 8×10 Saltbox Shed Plans
- PART 2: 8×10 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans
8×10 Saltbox Shed – Free DIY Plans
The first step of the project is to build the floor for the 8×10 garden shed. Cut the joists from 2×6 lumber using a good saw. Align the beams, making sure the corners are square, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly. You can use joist hangers, as well. Measure the diagonals and make adjustments to the frame until they are equal. Read the local building codes so you make sure these plans comply with your legal regulations!
Level the ground where you are going to place the shed. Lay a 2″ thick layer of gravel. The gravel will keep the moisture away from the floor frame. After assembling the floor frame, you need to attach the 4×4 skids. Use metal connectors to secure the skids to the joists, after aligning them or toenail them.
Continue the project by attaching the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame. Leave no gaps between the floor sheets and secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the joists.
Assemble the back wall for the storage shed from 2×4 lumber. Cut the studs and the plates at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the top plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs, using the information from the diagram. Alternatively, you can use a framing gun and nails. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result. Place the studs every 16″ on center and make sure the corners are square.
As you can see in the plans, you need to fit 1/2″ plywood fillings to the double end studs.
Continue the project by assembling the front wall. Leave enough space for the 3′ door opening. You can easily adjust the size of the door to suit your needs. As you can see in the plans, you need to install the jack studs to reinforce the structure of the shed. Use 2×6 lumber for the double header. The double header for the door is made from 2×6 lumber filled with 1/2″ plywood. Cut the plywood to size and glue it to the headers with construction glue. In addition, drive a few screws or nails to lock everything tightly.
I also added a windows to the front wall, so you can have enough light inside. Use 2×4 lumber for the double headers. The window is 24″x32″, but you can also adjust them to suit your needs.
Next, build the side walls for the saltbox storage shed. You should also notice the double plates that will add more rigidity to the walls and to the overall framing. Place the studs every 16″ on center, drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Work on a level surface for best result.
Fit the front and back wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and plumb the with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Use temporarily braces to lock the walls into place vertically.
Fit the side walls to the shed floor and lock them to the adjacent walls with 3 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and insert screws through the bottom plates into the floor, as well.
Build the exterior wall panels from 5/8″ T1-11 siding. As you can notice in the diagram, you need to make some cuts to the sheets. Use 6-8d galvanized nails to secure the sheets to the wall frames. Align everything with attention and insert the nails every 8″ along the studs.
Cut the siding sheets for the back wall to 72″. Fit the siding sheets to the back of the shed. Leave no gaps between the sheets and align them to the top plates. Insert the 6-8d nails to secure them into place.
Attach the rest of the sheets to the front wall of the shed. Align the edges with attention and secure them to the wall studs with 6-8d nails or screws. Make sure you leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result. Make the cut outs for the door and windows.
This 8×10 shed would make for the ideal garden shelter, so you can store your lawn mower and other tools everyone has in the backyard. You really need to feel this saltbox design and go with it, instead of a lean to or a gable roof. The roof has a steep slope, so it is suitable for most areas and climates.
You can adjust the design of the shed and customize it to suit your needs. For example, you can add more windows to the shed or change the size or location for the door.
Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to frame the roof and how to attach the door and the trims to the shed. In addition, 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 plans HERE.
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