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Tudor-Style Shed Project

tudor-style storage shed
How to build a 10'x10' Tudor-style storage shed
Page Contents bulletUser Photos/Comments bulletThe video clip list
1: Introduction & Quantities  you are on this page
2: Quantities - continued
3: Making the sledge
4: The floor & Angle info
5: Making the wall frames
6: Cutting the wall panels
7: Cutting the roof rafters
8: Standing the walls/roof
9: Fixing the roof boards
10: Making the door/window
11: Fitting the door/window
12: Making the drip caps
13: Sub-floor plan
14: Floor plan
15: Stud lay-out plan
16: Front wall plan
17: Rear wall plan
18: Side wall plan
19: Front-wall cladding plan
20: Rear-wall cladding plan
21: Side elevation plan
22: Roof plan
23: Door & window plan
24: Help files

Introduction

The 10 x 10 shed is constructed mainly from 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 45mm) wood for the framing, 3/4" (19mm) thick plywood for the floor and wall cladding, and 3/4" x 6" (150mm x 19mm) boards for the roof.
The inside floor size is 8ft (2400mm) wide x 10ft (3000mm) long.
The inside width gains another 22 inches" (550mm) at mid-height because of the sloping walls, making the overall wall size around 10ft x 10ft - hence why it is called the 10 x 10 shed.
The inside height at the highest point is around 8ft 8in (2600mm).
The overall height is 124" (3100mm).

In this page are the wood quantities (scroll down).
On subsequent pages are building instructions, plan drawings, and a list of help references for this 10x10 Tudor-Style Shed project.
The instructions are in 23 parts (steps). Each part also lists the URL (web address) of a relevant video. The videos are only a quick skim through the building process, and are intended as a visual aid to help with the various project segments, not as a replacement for the plans.

If you want a smaller shed (8x7), then there are free plans at http://www.buildeazy.com/workshop/tudor-shed-1.html.

Note: This complete project (all the pages together in one handy pdf file,ad free) can be purchased online and downloaded immediately to your computer for only $5.  Grab here.

To view all available plans in downloadable pdf file click here.

Understanding the measurements

All measurements throughout this project are given in both Standard/Imperial inches, and Metric (mm).
The measurements are given first in inches, followed by millimeters (mm) in brackets ( ).

1 1/2" x 3 1/2" means wood that is 1 1/2 (one and a half) inches thick by 3 1/2 (three and a half) inches wide.
And the equivalent in metric...
90mm x 45mm means wood that is 90 millimeters wide by 45 millimeters thick.

The millimeter measurements are written opposite to the standard measurements. Why?
In North America they call the smaller side first. Example: 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
In Australasia they call the bigger side first. Example: 90mm x 45mm

The inch sizes are not an exact match to the equivalent millimeter sizes, because for rounding-off purposes we translate 1" as being 25mm which is not exactly right but near enough..

A shed built using the metric measurements will be approximately 1.6% smaller (hardly worth worrying about) than a shed built using the imperial (ft and in) measurements.

In other words, use one or the other but do not mix the two (for those of you who can work with both standard and metric measurements) and you should have no problems as far as the dimensions go.

The imperial measurements are more suited to North America. The metric measurements are more suited to Australasia and other countries.

Wood quantities

Plywood
3/4" x 48" x 96" (19mm x 1200mm x 2400mm), 11 sheets.

For the sledge (under the floor frame)
4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm) runners, 4 pieces at 120" (3000mm) long.
1 1/2" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 45mm) spacers, 3 pieces at 72" (1800mm) long.

For the floor frame
1 1/2" x 5 1/2" (140mm x 45mm) joists, 11 pieces at 104" (2600mm) long
1 1/2" x 5 1/2" (140mm x 45mm) blocking, 30ft (9m) in total.

For the front and rear walls (excluding curved braces) - 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 45mm) wood.
Bottom plates, 2 pieces at approximately 104" (2600mm) long - check on site.
Top plates (raking), 4 pieces at approximately 80" (2000mm) long - check on site.
Door/window heads, 2 pieces at approximately 80" (2000mm) long - check on site.
Door/common studs, 6 pieces at 72" (1800mm) long.
End studs, 4 pieces at approximately 60" (1500mm) long - check on site.
Blocking/other, 33ft (10m) in total.

Wood quantities continued next page...