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Shed Plans 10×12 Gable Shed – Step-By-Step

Shed plans 10×12, with gable roof. Plans include a free PDF download, step-by-step details, drawings, measurements, shopping list, and cutting list.

Shed Plans 10×12 Gable Shed – Overview

Shed Plans 10×12 Gable Shed – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

(material for door & window not included below)

Floor

2 – pressure treated 2×6 – 12′

10 – pressure treated 2×6 – 10′

3 – pressure treated 4×4 – 12′

4 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

Wall Frames

6 – 2×4 – 12′

46 – 2×4 – 8′

6 – 2×4 – 10′

Roof Frame – Rafters/Truss

28 – 2×4 – 8′

10 – 2×4 – 10′

Siding

13 – 5/8″ t1-11 exterior siding – 4’x8′ sheet

Roof Trim

4 – 2×6 – 8′

Roof Deck

8 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

Corner Trim

4 – 1×4 – 8′

4 – 1×4 – 10′

Hardware

3 1/2″ galvanized nails

2″ deck screws

2″ galvanized nails

1 1/4″ galvanized finishing nails

shingles

roof tacks

roofing felt

staples

drip edge

Cutting List

Cutting List

(material for door & window not included below)

Floor

2 – pressure treated 2×6 – 12′

10 – pressure treated 2×6 – 9′ 9″

3 – pressure treated 4×4 – 12′

4 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4’x8′ sheet (cut to size)

Wall Frames

4 – 2×4 – 12′

2 – 2×4 – 11′ 5″

46 – 2×4 – 7′ 6″

4 – 2×4 – 9′ 5″

2 – 2×4 – 10′

Rafters/Truss

20 – 2×4 – 6′ 7 5/16″

10 – 2×4 – 2′ 2 7/16″

10 – 2×4 – 10′

12 – 2×4 – 2′ 1 3/4″

Siding

13 – 5/8 t1-11 exterior siding – 4’x8′ sheet (cut to size)

Roof Trim

4 – 2×6 – 6′ 7 5/16″

Roof Deck

8 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheets (cut to size)

Corner Trim

4 – 1×4 – 8′ (cut to size)

4 – 1×4 – 10′ (cut to size)

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - floor frame.

The shed floor is built with pressure treated 2×6 and pressure treated 4×4 lumber.

Cut two 2×6’s to 12′ long for the band. Cut ten 2×6’s to 9′ 9″ long for the floor joist. Nail 3 1/2″ nails through the 2×6 band and into the floor joist. Space floor joist 16″ O.C.

Attach the 12′ long 4×4 pressure treated skids to the bottom of the floor frame. Square out the floor frame by measuring diagonally until both sides measure the same. Secure the 4×4 skids by nailing 3 1/2″ nails through the floor frame and into the 4×4 skids.

 

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - floor deck.

Cut to size and install the 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood to the floor frame. Secure the floor plywood deck with 2″ deck screws.

 

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - front and back wall frame.

The front and back wall frame is built using 2×4 lumber.

The wall studs are spaced 16″ O.C.

Assemble the back wall frame as shown on illustration above (see illustration below for close up view).

The front wall frame will have a door and window, for instructions on framing the door and window see the pages below:

Assemble the front and back wall frame using 3 1/2″ nails.

 

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - front and back wall frame, close up.

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

 

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - side walls.

Cut the 2×4’s as shown on illustration above for the side walls.

Wall studs are spaced 16″ O.C.

If you will be adding a double door to the side wall of the shed, see this page for door details: Shed Door Plans

Assemble the side wall frame using 3 1/2″ nails.

 

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - truss and rafter details.

Truss and rafter details.

 

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - building the truss.

The truss is built using 2×4 lumber.

Cut the 2×4’s as shown on illustration above. The truss is assembled using 1/2″ plywood gussets. Nail 2″ nails through the gusset and into the truss.

 

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - rafters and outriggers.

Attach the truss to the shed 16″ O.C. Toenail 3 1/2″ nails through the truss and into the wall frame.

Cut to size and install the siding using 1 1/4″ finishing nails. Install doors, and windows.

To build the 1′ overhand cut the 2×4’s outriggers as shown above. Notch as shown on illustration above and install the outriggers using 3 1/2″ nails.

 

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - roof trim.

Once the outriggers have been installed cut to size the 2×6 lumber for the roof trim as shown on illustration above and install with 3 1/2″ nails.

 

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - 2x4 blocks.

Cut 2×4 blocks to size and install between the rafters with 3 1/2″ nails.

 

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - siding block.

Cut t1-11 siding to size and install between the rafters as shown on illustration above. Use 1 1/4″ finishing nails to install.

 

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - roof deck.

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

 

Shed plans 10x12 gable shed - shingles and trim.

Install the roofing felt, drip edge, and shingles.

Install the 1×4 trim corner trim.

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23 comments

  1. Really like the plan but as a novice joiner do you have anything a bit more basic

    • There is plenty of videos on how to construct these. Even beginners can cut the boards to the right sizes needed for the most difficult parts, Roof truss. Go to youtube and fill in search area with your size shed and you can watch many of them being built and explained for you the details. You can also build these without any over hang which makes it easier as well.

  2. Awesome plans but, can you make a 10×12 lean to shed plan? Please?

  3. How do I download a project

    • Just click on the size you want and it automatically shows the plans, the material lists and cuts. I didn’t have to down load mine. Anytime you see download beware though as you could be downloading something that is not the plans or instructions but something tied to these that publishers trick people into loading on their computers.

  4. Help anybody , how can I download a project

  5. Hello. Your website and the plans provided here are awesome. Thank you very, very much. I am planning to build the 8×8 garden shed this month, with a due date of September 1st.

    Question… Is is possible to obtain a copy of the sketchup file for this 8×8 Garden Shed? Thanks for your time.

  6. Thanks for the plans! Very easy to follow and construct. This was my first attempt building a shed and the framing went a lot easier than I thought. I did it all by myself so it took me three weekends to complete. The only thing I hd to research more was how to shingle a shed but there was plenty of videos on YouTube to help me out. I put some extra trim on my shed to spruce it up a little more. Thanks again for the plans I enjoyed building it.

    • Can you show me a side view with the bigger door? Looks fantastic. This is exactly what I’m looking to do and I think this is a better choice than the ones at Home Depot. Thank you

      • Here is the side view. I didn’t construct the roof overhang on the backside of the shed since this was facing towards the woods. I looked at the sheds at Home Depot and Lowes. They are good if you want something quick, but I wanted something that would last and I wanted more head room. This shed is perfect and it was easy to build and gives me 8 feet of head room.

        • This will be my first building project. For the materials, do you recommend a lumber yard? I’m coming up with a different figure of around $1650 for the shell alone through a place like lowes.

    • Hi,
      Can you give me an idea of what your total cost was? I trying to weight the difference of making one or just buying one.
      Thanks in advance.
      Rod

      • My total cost was just around $1,400 (I already had a window and door which I used on the front of the shed). I know you could make this shed much cheaper (probably under $1,000) but i used exterior 3/4 plywood for the floor and 3/4 exterior siding (and pressure treated lumber for the base structure and the wall studs). I also used plywood and architectural shingles for the roof. The base and flooring of the structure ran me about $300 (sheathing, 2×6’s and screws), the siding was about $400 (it was $50 per sheet and you need 8). The lumber and nails for the walls and roof trusses was about $275. The roof (with shingles, felt paper and drip edge) cost about $250. Then about another $200 for the trim boards, benjamin moore stain, hinges, and a lock set. I do need to still make a ramp for the side so it is easier for my tractor and snowblower to get in and out. (I had fun building this shed and the plans were easy to follow or modify). If you have the time (a couple of weekends) and like to take on a project then I would say make the shed you won’t be disappointed. This shed is solid and probably one in similar quality would have cost me around $3,000 in my opinion (I live in NY). (If you do build it think about asking a friend to help out for a weekend. I built this myself but it would have been nice to have an extra hand when it came time to installing the roof (would save you a lot of trips going up and down the ladder).

        • Hi Matthew,

          Can you confirm that the material list under the Wall Frames section that calls for 6- 2x6x10 is wrong and they mean 6- 2x4x10? I was so confused at the store until I realized when I got home that in the cutting list it seems to switch to 4- 2x4x9.5 and 2- 2x4x10.

          Thanks,
          Ian

  7. Can the roof trusses be modified to accommodate a loft?

  8. Is this able to be modified easily to be longer or wider?

  9. if i pour a concrete driveway up to the shed how do i keep water from going under it? the shed will have pavers on one side and concrete on the other with dirt on the other 2 sides

  10. It doesn’t say in the plans if the tongue and groove floor plywood is Pressure treated is that recommed or could you use just regular t&g since its already so high off the ground.

    • I would recommend pressure treated. It costs a little more but it will protect the floor above and below.

  11. How would you secure this to a windy area with frost line? I live up north.

  12. Very nice plans, great job. I am moderate-semi experienced in carpentry so these plans just made the job a little easier, especially the supplies list. I added windows to both sides instead of the front. Built the whole thing by myself in 5 loooong days. Built the door myself, I wanted it big so it’s a single 40×78″ with 4 heavy duty hinges.

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