10×10 Shed Plans – DIY Step by Step

This step by step diy woodworking project is about 10x10 shed plans. If you are a homeowner like me, you probably know how tough it is to organize all the tools, bicycles, skis and all other small toys we all want and have. This storage shed is compact but still roomy enough to shelter all your items. Remember that you need to read the local building codes before starting the construction, so you comply with the legal requirements. See my other shed plans HERE.

Fit the door inside the opening and lock it to the 1×4 jambs with metal hinges. After you check if the door opens properly, you should install the hinges, as well as a strong latch. Work with attention and with great attention, if you want to get the job done as a professional and to prevent costly mistakes. Last but not least, apply a few coats of exterior paint to enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from decay. See HERE how to build double shed doors.

 

 

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10×10 Shed Plans

Building a 10x10 gable shed

Building a 10×10 gable shed

 

Materials

  • A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 117″long FLOOR FRAME
  • C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x24″  long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long FLOOR
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 1piece – 113″ long, 11 pieces – 81″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 81″ long BACK WALL
  • F – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 113″ long, 2 pieces – 20 1/2″ long, 6 pieces – 81″ long, 2 pieces – 75 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
  • I – 8 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x88″ long, 3 piece – 24″x88″ long, 1 piece – 8 1/2″x24″ long SIDING

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

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10×10 DIY Shed  Plans

Building the floor frame

Building the floor frame

The first step of this step by step shed guide is to make the floor frame. Therefore, you need to cut the joists from 2×6 lumber at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Lay the joists on a level surface and then fit them every 16″ on center. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the joists.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

Next, you need to select the final location for the gable storage shed. Level the ground evenly and then compact a thick layer of gravel. Lay the 4×4 skids into place and the fit the floor frame. Use a spirit level to make sure the frame is horizontal. Toenail the frame to the skids or you could use rafter ties. The skids will raise the floor frame from the ground for a couple of inches, thus protecting the components from moisture.

Fitting the floor sheets

Fitting the floor sheets

Lay the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame and align the edges flush. Leave no gaps between the components and insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the joists.

Front wall - Frame

Front wall – Frame

Continue the 10×10 shed project by assembling the front wall. You need to use 2×4 lumber for the studs and plates, while the double header is made from 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood. Drill pilot holes through the 2×6 beams and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the plywood, on both sides of the double header. Toenail the header to the front of the wall frame, as shown in the free plans.

You can adjust the height of the wall frames so it suits your needs. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs .

Back wall - Frame

Back wall – Frame

Assemble the back wall for the storage shed from 2×4 lumber. Place the studs every 16″ or 24″ on center. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.

Side wall - Frame

Side wall – Frame

The next step of the shed project is to build the side wall frames. Use 2×4 lumber for the components and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″” screws into the studs.

Assembling the shed frame

Assembling the shed frame

After assembling the 4 wall frames you need to lift and lay them over the floor. Align the edges flush and use a spirit level to make sure the wall frames are plumb. 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 using 3 1/2″ screws.

Side wall - siding

Side wall – siding

Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the back and side walls of the shed. Cut the sheets as shown in the diagram and then align them to the wall framing. Use 6-8d nails to secure the sheets into place tightly. Insert the nails every 8″ along the framing.

Front wall - Siding

Front wall – Siding

For the front wall, you need to make cuts so the panels fit around the door opening. Mark the cut lines on the panels and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges flush and secure the sheets into place with 6-8d nails.

10x10 shed - Free DIY Plans

10×10 shed – Free DIY Plans

If you like this shed project, you need to take a look over PART 2 and PART 3 of the shed, so you learn how to build the gable roof and the double front doors.

10x10 shed plans

10×10 shed plans

I have designed this 10×10 gable shed because I am a homeowner myself and I know how much more storage space we need every year. Moreover, if you have some hobbies (woodworking, bicycles and so on) you add up to the need for proper storage space. This 10×10 shed is compact but also roomy enough for the needs of a modern family. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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