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An 8x10 storage shed is a great size to help organize your yard tools, motorcycle, bikes or riding lawn mower. The difference between modern and other storage sheds is mostly the design. The usable storage space inside is the same it is simply the look that is different. The flat roof is a little simpler to build but there are additional windows. The modern shed can be built without windows.
These are the basic materials used to build the 8x10 shed. Materials such as vinyl siding or a pre-hung door can be substituted to change the look or functionality of the shed but will increase the cost.
The exterior details are what gives the shed its look. The modern looking sheds have three different ways of siding them.
The facia on the roof is covered with a galvanized metal facia custom made by a local siding company.
The main foundation plan for our 8x10 storage shed is built using 6x6 pressure treated wood as the skids. These boards keep the floor off the ground and make the shed easier to move if necessary. There are also plans included that show how to build a Pre-Cast Pier Foundation, Slab Foundation and Building Section, Concrete Pier Foundation Plan and Section and Isometric, Concrete Pier Floor Framing Plan.
The shed walls are framed using 2x4 lumber at 16" on center for the studs and top and bottom plates. They are sheeted with T-111 exterior siding installed horizontally. You can add other sidings such as stucco or stone to match your home if you like.
The roof is framed using simple 2x8's at 24" o.c. to stick frame the rafters over a 3 1/2" x 9" Glu laminated beam. The plans give you the dimensions and cut angles so you can cut the roof rafters on the ground and then put them up on the top plates and beam. The roof is sheeted using 1/2" O.S.B.
The door for the modern shed is a standard 3068 exterior grade door. You can put a door with glass in it as shown on the picture or a solid door. (or any door you like).
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