4×8 Lean To Shed Plans

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.

 

 

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4×8 Lean To Shed Plans

Building a lean to storage shed

Building a lean to storage shed

 

Materials

  • 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 

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How to build a 4×8 lean to storage  shed

Building the floor frame

Building the floor frame

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.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

Fit the 4×4 skids to the floor frame. Use rafters ties to secure the skids to the floor frame.

Fitting the floor

Fitting the floor

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.

Building the side walls

Building the side walls

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.

Back wall - Frame

Back wall – Frame

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.

Front wall - Frame

Front wall – Frame

 

Building the frame of the shed

Building the frame of the shed

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.

Lean to Storage Shed Plans

Lean to Storage Shed Plans

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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