This step by step woodworking project is about free 12×10 outdoor filed shelter plans. If you want to shelter the cattle while on the field, you should pay attention to these free instructions and diagrams. Remember that you need to read the local building codes before selecting the right location for the shed and before building the shed. See my other DIY projects 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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Outdoor Field Shelter Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 137″ long, 1 pieces – 144″ long, 4 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 86″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 99″ long FRONT WALL
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 137″ long, 1 pieces – 144″ long, 7 pieces – 91 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 8 pieces – 91 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 113″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 5 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 8 1/2″48″ long, 4 pieces – 24″x94 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x94 1/2″ long WALLS
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 12′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 29 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 1/2″ plywood
- 10 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 8d nails, 1 5/8″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- 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
- 1 week
How to build an outdoor field shelter
Build the front wall from 2×4 lumber. Cut the plates and the studs at the right dimensions and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs and make sure the corners are square. Use 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double header. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs.
Build the side wall frames from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center. Place double studs to both ends of the walls and make sure the corners are square.
Build the back wall for the shed in the same manner described above. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center.
After assembling the shed wall frames, you need to lock them together tightly. Lay 4×4 skids on the ground so you lift the shelter a few inches from the ground and so you can move it easily from one location to another. Align the edges and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the walls together and to the skids.
Attach the 4’x8′ T1-11 siding to the side walls of the shelter. Leave 1 1/2″ from the top edge to the sheets. Insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets, for a professional result.
Fit the siding sheets to the front of the shed, as well. Cut the sheets so you can fit them around the door opening. Align the edges flush and insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the siding sheets to the back of the shed. Use 6-8d nails to lock the sheets into place. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
If you want to build the gable roof for this 10×12 field shelter, you should check out PART 2 of the project. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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