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How much wood does it take to build a 10-foot by 12-foot shed?

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Building a 10-foot by 12-foot shed requires several different types of wood in different cuts and quantities, including pieces for studs, joists, headers and trim pieces, among others. Follow the material list on the plans to purchase the right amount of wood for the project.

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The material list for a 10-foot by 12-foot shed includes:

  • Fifty-eight pieces of 2 by 4 by 8 for the studs
  • Four pieces of 2 by 4 by 10 for the top and tie plates
  • Eight pieces of 2 by 4 by 12 for the braces
  • Four pieces of treated 2 by 4 by 12 for the bottom wall plates
  • Two pieces of 2 by 4 by 16 for the side wall tie plates
  • Seven pieces of 2 by 4 by 8 for the porch beam and headers
  • Twenty-nine pieces of 2 by 4 by 10 for the filler blocks, joists and rafters
  • Five pieces of 2 by 4 by 8 for the rafter tail extensions
  • Twenty-one pieces of 1/2-inch by 4 by 8 CDX plywood
  • Two composite columns with an 8-inch diameter
  • Sixteen pieces of 1 by 4 by 12 pine roof boards
  • Twelve pieces of 1 by 4 by 8 trim
  • Twelve pieces of 1 by 8 by 8 tongue-and-groove ceiling boards

The full material list will also include all of the necessary nails, glue, concrete and other materials to complete the full project.

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