DIY 8x10 gable shed - free PDF download.

DIY 8×10 Gable Shed | Building Plans

DIY 8×10 gable shed, plans include a shopping list, cutting list, drawings, measurements, and PDF download (link below).

8×10 Shed |Overview

8×10 Shed | Material List

Shopping List

A shopping list is included. Since lumber can be purchased in different sizes the shopping list will vary.

Study the cut list to see what will work best for you.

(material for door/window not included)

Floor

  • 2 – 2×6 (pressure-treated) – 10′
  • 9 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 8′
  • 2 – 4×4 (pressure-treated) – 10′
  • 3 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4′ x 8′ sheet

Walls

6 – 2×4 – 10′
46 – 2×4 – 8′

Truss/Rafters

9 – 2×4 – 12′
9 – 2×4 – 8′
1 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

Siding

  • 11 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4′ x 8′ sheet

Roof

  • 9 – 2×4 – 8′
  • 4 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′

Trim

  • 4 – 1×4 – 8′
  • 4 – 1×4 -10′

Hardware

  • 3 1/2″ galvanized nails
  • 2″ galvanized nails
  • 1 1/2″ galvanized nails
  • 1 1/2″ galvanized finishing nails
  • 3″ galvanized finishing nails
  • 2″ deck screws
  • shingles
  • roofing felt
  • roofing tacks
  • roof staples
  • drip edge

Cutting List

(material for door/window not included)

Floor

  • 2 – 2×6 (pressure-treated) – 10′
  • 9 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 7′ 9″
  • 2 – 4×4 (pressure-treated) – 10′
  • 3 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4′ x 8′ sheet (cut to size)

Walls

  • 4 – 2×4 – 10′
  • 40 – 2×4 – 7′ 6″
  • 2 – 2×4 – 9′ 5″
  • 4 – 2×4 – 7′ 5″
  • 2 – 2×4 – 8′

Truss/Rafters

  • 18 – 2×4 – 5′ 2 9/16″ (26.5-degree angle cut on one end)
  • 9 – 2×4 – 8′ (63.5-degree angle cut on both ends)
  • 1 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet (cut to size)

Siding

  • 11 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4′ x 8′ sheet (cut to size)

Roof

  • 6 – 2×4 – 13 3/4″
  • 6 – 2×4 – 21 3/4″
  • 4 – 2×4 – 5′ 2 9/16″ (26.5-degree angle cut on one end)
  • 3 – 2×4 – 8′ (cut to size)
  • 4 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet (cut to size)

Trim

  • 4 – 1×4 – 8′ (cut to size)
  • 4 – 1×4 -10′ (cut to size)

Door/Window


Floor

DIY 8x10 gable shed - floor frame.
  • 2 – 2×6 (pressure-treated) – 10′
  • 9 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 7′ 9″

Floor joist are 16″ on center. Use 3 1/2″ nails to assemble.

Square the floor frame by measuring diagonally until both sides measure the same.


DIY 8x10 gable shed - floor 4x4 skids.
  • 2 – 4×4 (pressure-treated) – 10′

Attach the 4×4 skids to the frame using 3 1/2″ nails.


DIY 8x10 gable shed - floor deck.

Measure and cut the 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood for the floor deck.

Screw 2″ deck screws through the floor deck and into the floor frame.


Walls

DIY 8x10 gable shed - front and back wall frame.

Front and Back Wall Frame:

  • 4 – 2×4 – 10′
  • 26 – 2×4 – 7′ 6″
  • 2 – 2×4 – 9′ 5″

Wall studs are 16″ on center, assemble the wall frame using 3 1/2″ nails.

Door and window framing details can be seen here:

Door Framing

Window Framing


DIY 8x10 gable shed - wall frame close up.

Here is a close up look of the front and back wall frame ends.


DIY 8x10 gable shed - right and left wall frame.

Right and Left Wall Frame

  • 4 – 2×4 – 7′ 5″
  • 14 – 2×4 – 7′ 6″
  • 2 – 2×4 – 8′

Frame the right and left wall frame as shown on drawing above. Use 3 1/2″ nails to assemble.


DIY 8x10 gable shed - wall framing details.

Raise and secure wall frames using 3 1/2″ nails.


Truss/Rafters

DIY 8x10 gable shed - truss details.

Shed truss details.

DIY 8x10 gable shed - rafter details.
  • 18 – 2×4 – 5′ 2 9/16″ (26.5-degree angle cut on one end)
  • 9 – 2×4 – 8′ (63.5-degree angle cut on both ends)

Make gussets out of 1/2″ plywood and assemble truss using 2″ nails.


DIY 8x10 gable shed - truss installation.

Install roof truss using 3 1/2″ nails.


Siding

DIY 8x10 gable shed - t1-11 exterior siding.

Cut and install the t1-11 exterior siding using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.


Roof

Roof outriggers.
  • 6 – 2×4 – 13 3/4″
  • 6 – 2×4 – 21 3/4″

Notch truss and siding as shown on drawing above. Install outriggers using 3 1/2″ nails.


Roof trim.
  • 4 – 2×4 – 5′ 2 9/16″ (26.5-degree angle cut on one end)

Install the 2×4 roof trim using 3″ finishing nails.


2x4 roof blocking.

Cut 2×4’s to size and install between the roof truss using 3 1/2″ nails.


top siding.

Cut t1-11 exterior siding to size and install between roof truss using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.


DIY 8x10 gable shed - 1/2" plywood roof deck.

Measure, cut, and install 1/2″ plywood for the roof deck using 1 1/2″ nails.


DIY 8x10 gable shed - shingles, roofing felt, and drip edge.

Install roofing felt, drip edge, and shingles.


Trim

DIY 8x10 gable shed - 1x4 corner trim.

Cut to size 1×4’s for the corner trim, install using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.


Door/Window

DIY 8x10 gable shed - door and window.

Install door, window, and 1×4 trim.


3 comments

  1. These plans are just what I am looking for.
    Thank you.

  2. Andrew McCullough

    Any tips on what the shed should sit on? Concrete pad, gravel, or right on the dirt? Never built something like this before and worry about the floor rotting.

    Thanks!

  3. Here for the download

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