Build A 10×12 Tall Barn Style Shed In 10 Steps

This article will detail the construction of a 10×12 shed built with my Tall Barn Style Gambrel Roof Shed Plans.

The Features Of This Shed Are:

These Tall Barn Style Plans are my most popular so I decided to make this article to detail building one.

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Updated: 10/24/2014

  • 8 ft Sidewall height
  • 12 inch overhang on all 4 sides
  • Crows beak
  • 6 ft Double doors
  • Wall studs 16 inch on center
  • Floor joists 16 inch on center
  • Roof trusses 24 inch on center
  • 10×6 ft Overhead loft
  • Window in loft area
  • Eave vents and Whirly turbine vent
  • 10 ft long work bench
  • 2) 8 ft long shelves
All of these options are included in my shed plans. Including the dimensions to build 31 sizes from 8×4 to 16×32. The procedure is exactly the same for any size shed. Building a shed without overhang is easier but the overhang looks good and protects the sides from the weather.

The 10 Steps

Construction is broken down into the following 10 steps which are common to all of my shed plans…
1) Foundation
2) Floor
3) Trusses
4) Walls
5) Door
6) Raise walls
7) Open door
8) Roof structure
9) Trim
10) Shingle roof

I decided to put all 10 steps in the same article so it will flow better and maybe be easier to go back and forth between the steps.

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Step 1: Foundation

Simple pressure treated wood skids on concrete blocks

Simple pressure treated wood skids on concrete blocks

This shed is being built in the shop and we will be moving it when it’s finished. So we are using 2 pressure treated 4×4 skids on concrete blocks for simplicity.

But for more strength you could use 5 skids in total. One in the middle and one more at each side. I recommend putting concrete blocks under the skids every 4 ft for maximum strength.

You could also use sandwiched 2×6’s for even more floor strength. Spacing isn’t critical. Just space them evenly.

Only do a rough placement and level of the skids at this point. The skids will be bumped around a lot during floor construction so we will do a final level in the next step when the floor frame is finished and squared.

Links to additional foundation information

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Step 2: Floor

Get the number of floor joists from Table 3. The count will depend on what you use for centers: 12, 16 or 24 inch. In this case we will build the floor with my recommended 16 inch on center.

Get cut dimensions from table 2

Get cut dimensions from Table 2

Cut the band boards to Dimension “B” and the floor joists to Dimension “C” from Table 2.

Layout 1 inch on center and put 3 nails in each joist

Layout 16 inch on center and put 3 nails in each joist

I’m done for the day. I will pick up from here tomorrow morning.

Phil the shed man, 4:19pm 10/24/2014

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