This 10 foot by 12 foot, gable roof, a garden shed is a great option for any yard. It is spacious, with 120 square feet of room, allowing for easy organization of all your garden tools and equipment. The ramp under the door makes it easier to transfer heavy items in and out, as well as providing safer access to space. The windows on either side of the shed brighten the interior, making it easier to find what you need and could also provide a safe place to store and sprout seedlings. The colorful yellow accents on the blue exterior of the shed are playful and distinctive and will add a little whimsy and fun to any outdoor space.
Materials you’ll need
Step 1 – Foundation Preparation
1.1 Clear the area where you want to build the shed and layout for the foundation. Use the below illustration as a guide.
1.2 For the foundation, dig the trenches at least 1 foot wide and 1 foot deep.
1.3 Fill the trenches to ground level with concrete and let cure, or harden. Since curing times vary between brands, read the packaging for the recommended times.
1.4 Once the concrete has cured, use standard-sized bricks and lay them across the foundation.
Step 2 – Framing The Floor
2.1 Assemble the frame using pressure-treated lumber. You will need eight boards for the floor joist.
2.2 Secure the beams with flat head Phillips wood screws.
2.3 Make sure all the corners are 90° using a square.
Step 3 – Assemble Front Wall Frame
3.1 Construct the front wall frame using the drawing below as a reference.
3.2 Use flat head Phillips wood screws to connect the beams.
3.3 Check the corners to make sure they are 90°.
Step 4 – Assemble Back Wall Frame
4.1 Construct the back wall frame using treated lumber and the drawing below as a reference.
4.2 Connect the beams with wood screws.
4.3 Using a speed square or carpenter’s square, check the corners to verify that they are 90°.
Step 5 – Assemble Left and Right Wall Frames
5.1 Using treated lumber, construct the two side wall frames, using the drawing as a reference.
5.2 Join the beams with Phillips flat head wood screws.
5.3 Verify that all the corners are 90°.
Step 6 – Assemble the Roof Frame
6.1 Cut 16 rafters using pressure-treated lumber by following the dimensions.
6.2 Using treated lumber, cut six collar ties according to the dimensions.
6.3 Using the treated board, cut a ridge board as shown in the illustration below.
6.4 Assemble the beams with flat head Phillips wood screws.
Step 7 – Roof Sheathing Installation
7.1 You will need 185 square feet of asphalt roofing material.
7.2 Attach the metal drip edge to the fascias
7.3 Cover the plywood with building or roofing paper.
7.4 Install asphalt shingle roofing using a hammer and roofing nails or an industrial stapler.
Step 8 – Assemble and Install Window Shutters
This plan needs four windows shutters.
8.1 Assemble shutter frames using treated lumber and secure with Phillips wood screws.
8.2 Mill a recess along the vertical girts for the shutter’s slats.
8.3 Use pressure-treated lumber for the slats and cut 22 boards.
8.4 Install door hinges using wood screws.
Step 9 – Assemble and Install Pergolas
This plan uses two pergolas as decorative shutters around the double doors.
9.1 Make the front frame using treated lumber and fasten it together with wood screws.
9.2 Make the back frame treated lumber and secure with wood screws.
9.3 Use pressure-treated lumber for the lattice. You will need 36 boards.
Step 10 – Assemble and Install Roof Drainage System
10.1 You will need a half round gutter, end pieces with the outlet, 45° elbows, pipes, joint connectors and end caps to make the roof drainage system.
10.2 Fasten the round gutter to the fascia with the round hangers.
10.3 Fasten the vertical pipe sections with the four wall fasteners at even intervals.
Step 11 – Assemble and Install Door Ramp
11.1 Make 5 door ramp frames from pressure-treated lumber and secure with flat head wood screws.
11.2 Connect and secure the frames using wood screws.
11.3 Cut the plywood sheet for the top plate and for the sides.
11.4 Assemble siding shields with galvanized nails.
Step 12 – Decorate the Shed
Don’t forget to choose the desirable paint for your mood and the colors of your yard. Decorate your chicken coop by giving it unique and stylish look.
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