This step by step diy woodworking project is about 8x10 shed plans. I have designed this 10×8 garden shed so you can store all your tools and even a lawn mower. This small shed has a front door and two windows, so you have enough light inside the shelter. Moreover, the shed has a gable roof so it will drain the water properly. Remember that you need to read the local building codes before starting the construction, so you comply with the legal requirements.
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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8×10 Shed 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 FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long FLOOR
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 5 pieces – 84″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 8 pieces – 84″ long BACK WALL
- F – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 44″ long, 10 pieces – 84″ long, 2 pieces – 78 1/2″ long, 6 pieces – 38 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 24″ long, 6 pieces – 10 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 35″ long, 8 pieces – 27″ long FRONT WALL
- I – 8 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x87″ long, 1 piece – 24″x87″ long, 1 piece – 7″x24″ long SIDING
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 10′
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 36 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 9 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- 1 5/8″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- 6d 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 8×10 shed
First of all, you need to frame the floor for 8×10 shed. Cut the joists from 2×6 lumber after taking accurate measurements. Place the joists every 16″ on center and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components.
Select the location for the shed and level it up with attention. Make sure you read the local building codes before selecting the location for the shed. Lay the skids on the ground and then fit the floor frame. Toenail the frame to the skids or you could use rafter ties to connect them together tightly. Make sure the corners of the floor frame are equal for a neat result.
Cut the floor sheets from 3/4″ plywood and then lay them to the joists. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the sheets. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the sheets every 8″ along the joists.
Next, you need to frame the back wall for the 8×10 shed from 2×4 lumber. After cutting the components to size you should lay them on a level surface. Align the studs and place them every 24″ on center. Drill pilot holes though the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Remember that you can easily adjust the height of the walls to suit your needs, by cutting the studs.
Next, you need to build the side walls for the small garden shed. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and assemble the walls so that the diagonals are flush. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center, as shown in the diagram.
Continue the project by assembling the front wall for the storage shed. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and the headers from 2×6 lumber. You need to build the headers from two pieces of 2×6 lumber and one piece of 1/2″ plywood. Toenail the double headers to the wall framing. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs. You can also adjust the size and the number of the window openings.
Lay the wall frames to the floor of the 8×10 shed. Align the edges flush and plumb the wall frames with a spirit level. 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 with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square.
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the back wall 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.
Fit the siding sheets to the sides of the shed, as well.
Last but not least, you have to fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the front wall of the shed. As you can easily notice in the DIY 8×10 shed plans, you have to make cuts around the window opening.
If you like the design of my project, you should really take your time and check PART 2 and PART 3 of the 8×10 garden shed. If you are a homeowner, I am pretty sure you will find this shed useful, as it is large enough for tools and other small items.
If you want to build the gable roof for this 8×10 storage shed, you should check out PART 2 of the project. In PART 3 I show you how to build the door and how to attach the trims. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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