Guide for construction of 10x8, 10x10, 10x12, 10x16, and 10x20 Yard Barn.
- Build the Barn
- 10' E-Z Frame Yard Barn Kit
Square the BuildingAt base of building, measure across diagonally. Adjust the building until AC=BD. The building is then square. See Figure 7.
GeneralPrior to beginning construction, the area selected for the shed location must be leveled and cleared of obstructions.
InventorySeparate all lumber, hardware, etc. into individual stacks of like items.
Frame PreparationUnfold each frame, setting aside two frames to be used as end walls. From 1"x4" pine boards, cut gusset plates 6" long:
- 16 for an 8' building
- 20 for a 10'
- 24 for a 12'
- 32 for a 16'
- 40 for a 20'
Back Wall FramingUsing one frame selected as an endwall, measure and mark stud locations according to dimensions shown in Figure 2. Place the proper length 2"x4" studs at these locations. Mark required length and angles and cut to fit. Toe nail studs on each end. See Figure 2.
Front Wall FramingSelect another frame for the front endwall, repeat Step 4, using Figure 3 as a guide.
NOTE: For a roll-up door, header the door opening with a 2"x8" or 2"x10" to the exact size of the door. Example: 6'x7' Roll-up door will have a finished opening of 72"x84".
Cutting Sidewall PanelsMeasure and cut your T1-11 siding for the side walls of your yard barn. All lengths are 57-1/2". For an 8' building cut 4 pieces, 10' bldg. cut 5 pieces, 12' bldg. cut 6 pieces, 16' bldg. cut 8 pieces, 20' bldg. cut 10 pieces. Use 4 of the remaining pieces to help side the front and back walls.
Siding Back WallUsing dashed outlines for a guide lay out your T1-11 siding. Use two full 4'x8' sheets of siding, two 12"x96" pieces and two leftover pieces from your sidewall. Cut each piece as required. Align siding and nail onto back wall frame with 6d nails every 8" on center. See Figure 4.
Siding Front WallRepeat step 7 for the front endwall, using Figure 5 as a guide. Before cutting full sheets, trace door outlines onto the back after temporarily tacking sheets in place. Once outlined, remove panels and cut 1" wider than marks. See Figure 5.
FramingFrom treated 2"x4" boards cut two rim joists:
- 95" for an 8' building
- 119" for a 10' building
- 143" for a 12' building
- 191" for a 16' building
- 239" for a 20' building
- 3 for an 8' bldg.
- 4 for a 10' bldg.
- 5 for a 12' bldg.
- 7 for a 16' bldg.
- 9 for a 20' bldg.
Siding Side WallMake certain end walls and frames are plumb (vertically level), then apply siding using 8d nails.
Floor SupportsFrom treated 2"x4" boards cut four 21-1/4" floor supports and the required amount of 22-1/2" floor supports:
- 4 for an 8' bldg.
- 6 for a 10' bldg.
- 8 for a 12' bldg.
- 12 for a 16' bldg.
- 16 for a 20' bldg.
- 8' Building: Cut two sheets of 4'x8' to 48"x95" and one 4'x8' sheet to 24"x95".
- 10' Building: Cut two 4'x8' sheets to 47-1/2"x96". Cut another 4'x8' sheet into one 23-1/2"x 96" and one 24"x95-1/2". From another 4'x8' sheet cut 24"x23-1/2".
- 12' Building: Use one 4'x8' sheet. Cut two 4'x8' sheets to 47-1/2"x96". From another 4'x8' sheet cut pieces 24"x95-1/2" and 24"x47-1/2".
- 16' Building: Cut five 4'x8' sheets to 95-1/2" long. Cut one of those to two 24"x47-1/2".
- 20' Building: Use one 4'x8' sheet. Cut five 4'x8' sheets to 95-1/2" long. Cut one of those to two 24"x95-1/2". From another 4'x8' sheet cut a piece 24"x48". Notch and adjust as necessary.
Fascia TrimNail 1"x6" trim boards to exposed ends of roof overhangs using 8d nails. Top edge of fascia board should be 1/2" above the top of the roof frame member. This will cover the exposed edge of the roof sheathing. From the 1"x6" pine boards, measure and cut to fit endwall fascia trim. Attach to building.
- 8' Building: Two 1"x6"x8' boards.
- 10' Building: Two 1"x6"x10' boards.
- 12' Building: Two 1"x6"x12' boards.
- 16' Building: Two 1"x6"x16' boards.
- 20' Building: Two 1"x6"x20' boards.
Roof SheathingNail roof sheathing in place using 6d nails every 8" on center. Stagger sheathing end joints from frame to frame whenever possible.
- 8' Building: For the low roof, cut four 4'x8' sheets to 59". For the high roof cut two 4'x8' into 37-3/4"x96". Trim leftovers into two 7-1/2"x96" for the overhangs.
- 10' Building: For the low roof, cut five 4'x8' sheets to 48"x59". Cut one of these pieces into two 24"x59". Cut the low roof leftovers for the high roof: two 24"x37- 3/4" and for the overhangs: two 7-1/2"x24". Also for the high roof cut two 4'x8' sheets into 37-3/4"x96". Trim leftovers for the overhangs into two 7-1/2"x96".
- 12' Building: For the high roof cut three 4'x8' sheets into 37-3/4"x96". Cut one of those into two 37-3/4"x48". Trim leftovers into overhangs to three 7-1/2"x96". Cut one of those into two 7-1/2"x48". For the low roof, cut six 4'x8' sheets to 59". See Figure 10.
- 16' Building: For the high roof cut four 4'x8' sheets into 37-3/4"x96". Trim leftovers into overhangs of 7-1/2"x96". For the low roof, cut eight 4'x8' sheets to 59".
- 20' Building: For the high roof cut five 4'x8' sheets into 37-3/4"x96". Cut one of those into two 37-3/4"x48". Trim leftovers into overhangs of five 7-1/2"x96". Cut one of those 7-1/2"x96" pieces into two 7-1/2"x48". For the low roof, cut ten 4'x8' sheets to 59".
Door FramingUse the cutout door sections from Step 8. Cut 1"x4" frame members as shown in Figure 12. Attach to door siding pieces and attach hasp and hinges. Cut and attach 1"x4" door trim and crossbucks as shown in Figure 11.
TrimFrom 1"x4" trim boards, measure and cut 8 corner trim pieces. Place two 84"x1"x4" on each outer side of door opening. Mark and cut one 1"x4"x10' running across the top of the door opening and extending out to meet the lower roof trim. Nail to building and hang doors.
Finishing RoofApply drip edge and roof felt. Apply shingles using 3/4" roofing nails. Follow instructions found on the bundles.
Finishing BuildingPaint/stain to finish.
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