10×12 Barn shed plans

This step by step diy project is about 10×12 barn shed plans. If you want to build a learn more about building a small storage shed for your backyard, pay attention to this project. Follow the instructions and pay attention to the diagrams. Build the garden shed even if you are a beginner when it comes to woodworking. Take a look over the rest of the projects, to see more alternatives and design ideas.

You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. In most of the cases, you need a friend to give you a hand when assembling the barn shed. Invest in high quality lumber and plywood, as the components will be exposed to bad weather. Protect the components with appropriate paint or stain.

There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tools when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure.

 

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10×12 Barn shed plans

Building a 10x12 barn shed

Building a 10×12 barn shed

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long, 7 pieces – 117″ long JOISTS
  • B – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 144″ long SKIDS
  • C – 2 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long FLOOR 
  • D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 2 pieces – 36 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 40″ long, 2 pieces – 76 1/4″ long FRONT WALL
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 35 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 43 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 40″ long FRONT WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 113″ long, 6 pieces – 36″ long BACK WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 47 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 36 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 10 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 54 3/4″ long BACK WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long, 7 pieces – 36″ long 2xSIDE WALLS
  • G – 14 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 4 pieces – 41 1/2″ long, 10 pieces – 40 3/4″ long RAFTERS
  • H – 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 141″ long TOP RIDGE

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
  • Set the posts in concrete for proper support

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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How to build a barn shed

Building the frame of the floor

Building the frame of the floor

 

The first step of the project is to build the floor of the barn shed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to use 2×6 lumber for the joists. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the corners are right-angled.

 

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

 

Attach 4×4 skids to the frame of the floor. Drill pilot holes through the joists and insert 4 1/2″ screws into the skids.

 

Attaching the flooring

Attaching the flooring

 

Next, attach the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the frame of the floor. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and lay them to the frame, as shown in the diagram. Use 1 1/4″ screws to lock the sheets to the frame. Use tongue and groove plywood sheets to get a professional result and to leave no gaps between the panels.

 

Building the side walls

Building the side walls

 

Build the side walls of the barn shed using the information described in the diagram. Cut the components out of 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs equally-spaced, every 24″ on center.

 

Fitting the side walls

Fitting the side walls

 

Lift the side walls and lay them to the floor of the shed. Use a spirit level to make sure the walls are plumb and secure them to the floor by inserting 3 1/2″ screws through the plates. As you can notice in the diagram, we recommend you to use 2×4 braces to secure the walls temporarily to the floor.

 

Front wall plans

Front wall plans

 

Use the instructions described in the diagram to assemble the front wall. Cut the components out of 2×4 lumber and smooth the edges using fine-grit sandpaper. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Adjust the width of the door opening to suit your needs.

 

Back wall plans

Back wall plans

 

Build the back wall of the barn shed by following the instructions from the diagram. Cut the components at the right size out of 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are right-angled and place the studs equally-spaced, every 24″ on center.

 

Assembling the barn shed

Assembling the barn shed

 

Next, attach the front and the back walls to the structure of the 10×12 barn shed. Align the edges with great care and make sure the corners are right-angled. Drill pilot holes and lock the adjacent walls together, by inserting 2 1/2″ screws.

 

Building the end rafters

Building the end rafters

 

The next step of the project is to build the end rafters. Mark the cut lines on the 2×4 lumber and get the job done by using a circular saw. Drill pilot holes and secure the right rafter to the left rafters by inserting 2 1/2″ screws.

 

Building the gussets

Building the gussets

 

Reinforce the joints by attaching 3/4″ plywood gussets to the rafters. Use 1 1/4″ screws to secure the gussets to the rafters.

 

Fitting the end rafters

Fitting the end rafters

 

Next, place the end rafters to the top plates of the side walls. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the plates. Plumb the rafters with a spirit level, before inserting the screws.

 

Fitting the top ridge

Fitting the top ridge

 

Build the top ridge out of 2×6 lumber. Secure the top ridge to the end rafters by using 2 1/2″ screws, after making sure it is perfectly horizontal.

 

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

 

Next, you need to build the regular rafters out of 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right angles and use plywood gussets to the lock them together. Leave no gaps between the rafters for a professional result.

 

Fitting the intermediary rafters

Fitting the intermediary rafters

 

Fit the rafters to the structure of the barn, as described in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the top ridge and into the plates.

 

Building the front wall

Building the front wall

 

Fit the rest of the components to the front wall of the barn shed. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components and secure them to the structure using 2 1/2″ screws.

 

Building the top back wall

Building the top back wall

 

Cut the supports out of 2×4 lumber, using the information described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components and secure the to the frame using 2 1/2″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components.

 

Back wall supports

Back wall supports

 

One of the last steps is to attach the rest of the vertical supports to the back of the barn. Cut the 2×4 components at the angles shown in the diagram and drill pocket holes at both ends. Secure the supports to the frame using 2 1/2″ screws.

 

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Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.

Smart Tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Check out the rest of the project, if you want to learn how to build the roof and the overhangs for the barn shed.

 

 

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