This step by step woodworking project is about free 4×8 lean to shed shed plans. If you need a shelter for the garden tools and maybe for the lawn mower, you should check out this storage shed. This shed is compact and features and attractive design, due to the lean to roof and double front doors. Remember that you need to read the local building codes before selecting the right location for the shed and before building the shed. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Made from this plan
4×8 Lean To Shed Plans
- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 48″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 48″ long, 4 pieces – 93″long FLOOR FRAME
- C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long FLOOR
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 3 pieces – 54 1/4″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 54 1/4″ long BACK WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12″ long, 1 piece – 96″ long, 6 pieces – 80″ long, 2 pieces – 68 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 75″ long, 3 pieces – 8″ long FRONT WALL
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 5 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 17 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 14 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 5/8″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- skid ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
How to build a 4×8 lean to storage shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the shed. Cut the joists from 2×6 lumber, at the dimensions described in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.
Fit the 4×4 skids to the floor frame. Use rafters ties to secure the skids to the floor frame.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws into the joists. Insert the screws every 8″, along the joists.
Assemble the side walls for the lean to shed from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then lock them together tightly. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs.
Build the back frame for the 4×8 storage shed from 2x4s, as well. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center, for a professional result.
Fill the gaps between the double studs with 1/2″ plywood fillings. The plywood will enhance the rigidity of the wall structure.
Fit the wall frames to the floor frame. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes through the bottom plates of the wall and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. In addition, lock the adjacent walls together by drilling pilot holes and inserting 3 1/2″ screws.
If you want to build the lean to roof for this 4×8 storage shed, you should check out PART 2 of the project. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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