This step by step diy project is about 8×10 gable shed plans. I have designed this small shed, as it was one of the most requested projects ever by people who read this blog. Therefore, I have come up with this gable shed design, which features a front door and two small windows. 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 Shed Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 93″long FLOOR
- C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long FLOORING
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 5 pieces – 84″ long, 1 piece – 96″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 44″ long, 10 pieces – 84″ long, 6 pieces – 38 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 24″ long, 6 pieces – 10 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long, 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 27″ long, 2 pieces – 35″ long FRONT WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 8 pieces – 84″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long BACK WALL
- G – 9 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x88 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x88 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 24″x40″ long, 1 piece – 8 1/2″x24″ long SIDING
How to build a 8×10 garden shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the 8×10 shed. Cut the joists at the right dimensions and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Place the joists every 16″ on center for a professional result.
Select the location for the shed, so it suit your needs and complies with the local building codes. Lay the 4×4 beams on the surface and then secure the frame to the skids with 3 1/2″ screws or using rafter ties.
Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame and align the edges flush. Leave no gaps between the plywood sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the joists.
Build the side walls from 2×4 lumber. After cutting the plates and the studs lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center, for a neat result. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush. Center the double top plate and lock it into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Build 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.
Framing the front wall is a little bit more complex, as you need to frame the door and the You can adjust the size of the windows and the size of the door to suit your needs. You should use 2×6 lumber for the double header. Sandwich a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the 2×6 beams and lock them together with 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints for a professional result.
Lift the wall frames and then attach them to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush, 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, by drilling pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly.
Fit T1-11 siding sheets to the side and to the back walls of the shed. Align the edges flush with the top and with the sides of the shed. Insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Fit the sheets to the front of the shed. Make the cuts so you can fit the sheets around the door and window openings.
If you like this design, you should check out PART 2 of the project for complete plans on how to build the roof. In PART 3 of the project, I show you how to build the door and how to fit the decorative trims.
This is a really nice storage shed to have, as it features a nice design and a matching storage space. If you want to keep all your garden tools organized, this is the project to tackle, as it is budget friendly and can be built by anyone with basic woodworking tools.
This woodworking project was about 8×10 garden 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.