How to Build a 10 x 10 Storage Shed? 4 Steps

Looking forward to building a 10 x 10 storage shed that can last with time? If yes, then why not learn how to build a 10 x 10 storage shed here.

You have to understand that this is a woodworking project, and you’re expected to do it perfectly. However, having the best aide would reduce the working period, and that’s why we urge you to use this.

At least, you should be able to complete the whole project within a day because of its simplicity. All you just need primarily is the availability of the materials needed to do this.

How to Build a 10 x 10 storage shed?

1. Materials Needed:

  1. Skids: 4pics of 4X4 lumber -120” long.
  2. Floor Frame: 2pics of 2 x 6 lumber – 120” long and 9”pics
  3. Floor: 2pics of ¾” plywood, 48” x 96” long, 2pics 24” x 48” long, 1pic 24” x 48” long, 1pic – 24” x 96” long.
  4. 2-sidewalls: 2×6 lumber (2 pieces of this) – 113” long, 1pics 113” long, 11pics 81” long
  5. Back Wall: 2pics 2 x 4 walls, 1pic 120”long, 9pics 81”long.
  6. Front wall: 1pics of 2 x 4 lumber – 120” long, 2pic of 113”, 2pic of 20.5”, 6pics of 81”, 2pics of 75.5”, 2pics of 2×6 lumber, 2pics of 2 x 6 lumber  75” long.
  7. Siding: 8pics of T1-11 – 48” X 88” long, 3pics of 24” x 88”, 1pic 8.5” x 24” long.

2. Making the Base

The preparation technique you use for the base should be the same for others, such as the back wall and the two sidewalls. However, you would still be judicious about the construction.

  • Get the 2 x 6 lumber and cut it into nine pieces. However, the length of the beams should be different from the joists. Position the posts every 16” every from each other when attached to the upper to the lower beam.
  • The joist can be 117” long, while the 2 x 6 lumber should be 120” long.
  • Apply glue to the upper and the lower tip of each joist before fixing them between the upper and lower beams.
  • Clamp the glued part first and wait for a few minutes before you drill pilot holes to fix screws on each of the ends of each attached beam-joists. Use 3.5” screws for the attachment.
  • You can use the former points for the two sides (though you’d apply your cognizance) but exclude this: get two 2 x 6 lumber and place them flat on one side and the other on the other side, let the flat-top touch both the beam and the joist.

3. Total Coupling

  • Sideline the base from the sidewalls and the back wall, but before doing that, we’ll advise you to place the plywood board on the base first so that the whole activity won’t be hectic. Then, place the board and drill to make the screw entering lucid.
  • Grab each of the aligned sidewalls and begin to screw to each side of the base. However, you’d need to invert the position of the wall.
  • After screwing, move over to doing the front, and this is how you go about it: first lay the accorded plywood board to cover the back and the sidewalls that you’ve done. Cross lumber and screw it onto the end of both sides. Then, move on as it has been depicted in the diagram below.

4. Making the Roof and the Door

  • For the roof, let wood run from the front to the back. You can make eight-run vertical through that way and ten-run horizontal upward. Once those lying downward are firm with those attached to the body upward vertically, run a plank from the one at the end to the one at the front. In other words, cover the top with a plank of thickness not exceeding 2”.
  • You’d still run cordial planks on both sides of the roof down to the tip of the sidewalls. After that, you can cover the top with an aluminum or steel cover of soft thickness.
  • Afterward, take the measure of the door and intuitively do that with the knowledge you’ve accrued already.

How much does it cost to build a 10 by 10 feet shed?

From our findings, we have realized that whether you purchase a shed or build it, the size will determine its cost. The bigger it is, the more expensive it will be. And that’s understandable. Larger sheds require more wood and more labor. So, it will also take more time to build bigger sheds.

On the average, it will cost you about $5,000 to build a solid 10 by 10 feet shed. If you can’t afford $5,000, you may opt for smaller and cheaper sizes. For instance, a 10 by 8 feet shed goes for about $4,000 while 8 by 12 feet shed costs $4,800. In addition, if you want a bigger shed, you can build a 10 by 12 feet shed and that will cost $6,000.

What materials do I need to build a 10 by 10 feet shed?

To build a 10 by 10 feet shed, you need the following materials and tools.


  • 1 piece of plywood
  • 10 pieces of T1-11
  • 11 pieces of 2 x 6 lumber
  • 3 pieces of 4 x 4 lumber
  • 4 pieces of ¾ inch plywood
  • 51 pieces of 2 x 4 lumber
  • 6 screws
  • 6d nails
  • Joist hanger
  • Paint
  • Structural nails
  • Wood filler
  • Wood glue


  • Glasses
  • Safety gloves
  • Jigsaw
  • Miter saw
  • Spirit level
  • Carpentry pencil
  • Chalk line
  • Tape measure
  • Drill bits
  • Drill machinery

Bear in mind that you may need more materials to build a bigger shed and less materials to build a smaller shed.

What can fit into a 10 x 10 feet shed?

A lot of items can easily fit into a 10 by 10 feet shed. Your bicycle, lawnmower, outdoor grilling gear, kayak, and many other old items can fit into the shed. However, size is not the only thing to consider. The entrance matters too.

If the entrance is too small for large equipment, you may not be able to push it inside the shed, even if the shed is big enough to accommodate it. One more thing, if you want to keep a wheeled machine inside the shed, try to construct a ramp at the entrance. The ramp will make it easier to push in and push out heavy machinery.

How to Build a 10 x 10 Storage Shed

Final Verdict

That’s how to build a 10 x 10 storage shed. The size is best for saving bicycles and petty materials, so the instruction is basically for your want. Nonetheless, you can depend on this to make the right choice and step.

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