This step by step woodworking project is about free 6×8 lean to shed plans. If you have a small backyard, or if you don’t have that many things to store, you should check out my free plans for this 6×8 shed. This small garden shed has a lean to roof and double front doors, so you can have an easy access to the interior. 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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6×8 Lean to Shed Plans
- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 69″long FLOOR FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long FLOORING
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 65″ long, 4 pieces – 74″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 74″ long BACK WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 18″ long, 1 piece – 96″ long, 6 pieces – 89″ long, 2 pieces – 79 1/2″ long, 5 pieces – 4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 63″ long FRONT WALL
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 27 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- 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
- One Day
How to build a small lean to storage shed
First of all, you need to build the floor frame for the small lean to shed. Cut the joists from 2×6 lumber, after taking accurate measurements. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Place the joists every 16″ on center for a professional result.
Attach the 4×4 skids to the floor frame, so you lift it from the ground. In this manner, you will protect the joists from moisture. However, you should first choose the location for the shed. Level the ground evenly and then lay the skids into place. Lay the floor frame and secure it to the skids with rafter ties.
Cut the floor sheets from 3/4″ plywood and then lay them to the floor frame. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the joists.
Build the side walls for the lean to shed from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center and make sure the corners are square. Align the edges flush for a professional result.
Continue the project by framing the front wall. As you can eaisly notice in the plans, you need to frame the door opening. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs. Use 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double headers.
Next, assemble the back wall for the shed from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center and make sure the corners are square. Place double studs to both ends of the wall. Double check if the corners are square before inserting the screws.
The next step of the project is to attach the wall frame to the floor of the shed. Align the edges flush and use a spirit level to make sure the walls are perfectly plumb. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor of the shed. Moreover, you need to lock the adjacent walls together tightly by inserting 3 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result.
Take a look over PART 2 of the shed project, so you learn how to build the lean to roof and the double front doors. This is a truly straight forward process, so make sure you take a look over the instructions.
I have designed this small 6×8 shed so you can store all your garden tools and organize the rest of your items (sports equipment and so on). See all my SHED PLANS, as well, as I have lots of designs that come in many sizes.
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