This step by step diy woodworking project is about 10x10 barn shed plans. This compact storage shed features a gambrel shed with a small loft. If you want to create storage space efficiently, this project is ideal for your backyard. 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.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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10×10 Shed Plans – Gambrel Shed
- A – 3 pieces of 6×6 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, 1 piece – 113″ long, 11 pieces – 91 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 1 piece – 120″ long, 9 pieces – 91 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- F – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 113″ long, 2 pieces – 20 1/2″ long, 6 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 86″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
- I – 8 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″ long, 3 piece – 24″x96″ long, 1 piece – 8 1/2″x24″ long SIDING
- 3 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 10′
- 11 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 11 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 40 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 10 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
How to build a 10×10 barn shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor for the shed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to use 2×6 lumber for the floor frame. Cut the joists 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 components.
Select the location for the shed and then compact a layer of gravel. Make sure the surface is perfectly level and then attach the 6×6 skids. Use rafter ties or screws to lock the skids to the floor frame tightly.
Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the joists.
Use 2×4 lumber for the side walls. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center. Check if the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Next, build the front wall frame. 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 .
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 equally spaced, every 16″ on center.
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.
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.
Attach the T1-11 siding sheets to the back of the shed. Cut the sheets to the right dimensions and then attach it into place with 6-8d nails.
Fit the siding sheets to the front wall, as well. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make a few cuts, so you can lock the sheets around the door opening. Align the edges with attention and insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
I have designed this 10×10 barn shed, so you can store lots of tools, furniture and boxes. Moreover, this shed features a small loft, for even more 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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