Our 4×8 Lean-To Shed Kit includes the materials needed to build this 4′ by 8′ lean-to shed. The storage shed with the door on the short side is ideal for placing the shed next to the house. The roof slopes down away from the house to direct rain away from your foundation. The shed wall height is 6′ 4″ for the short wall and 7′ 6 3/4″ for the taller wall. This wall height keeps costs down and construction simple by allowing single pieces of 4×8 siding to be used along the exterior walls without horizontal joints. For a limited time, we will also include for free the step-by-step plans to build this shed.
The DIY plan by iCreatables is designed to make your shed simple and inexpensive to build. The diagrams are professionally drawn and the step by step instructions will show how to build a shed whether you are an old pro or a first time framer. The materials list is broken down by parts of the shed. For instance, the floor framing plan has all the materials to build the floor listed on the floor framing sheets, and the wall framing has its materials listed on the wall framing sheets.
- 2×6 floor joists with 3/4″ floor sheathing
- 2×4 wall framing at 16″ on center with top and bottom plates, just like how a home is framed
- The lower shed wall height is 6′ 4″ and the higher wall is 7′ 6 3/4″
- 5′ 6″ wide home-built double doors (2′ 9″ x 5′ 9″). The double doors are built using sandwich construction for strength and durability. The door plan shows you how to build a shed door that will outlive the shed. The shed door is built using a 2×4 inner frame faced on the inside with 1/2″ OSB. On the outside is a layer of T1-11 to match the rest of the shed. Three hinges are used on the doors and the screws go into the inner 2×4 frame of the door to give extra strength.
- Siding is T1-11 exterior siding or similar 4’x8′ wood or cement panel siding
- The roof is framed using 2×4’s to build the rafters. It is sheeted with 1/2″ OSB. The plans give you the dimensions and cut angles so you can build the roof rafters on the ground and then put them up on the top plates.
- Roof pitch of 4/12, which means that for every 4 inches of rise there is 12 inches of run horizontally
- 25-year asphalt shingles for the roofing
- Trim: 1×4 and 1×6 wood, masonite or cement trim materials are used to finish the corners, roof eves and fascia, and door
- Floor Load: rated at 50 pounds per square foot for framed floors using 2×6 joists — even stronger with 2×8 joists supplied in our riding mower option
- We’ve upgraded the joists to treated lumber because they are better suited to the wet climate of the Pacific Northwest
- The materials we supply is for the wood skid foundation option and not the concrete foundation options
- You will need to cut the lumber to the size specified in the plan
- Paint and gravel not included
- Kit does not include materials or plan for optional ramp
- Check with your local county or city zoning department to determine code requirements
- The shed plan will be in eBook format (pdf)
- Parr Lumber is purchasing the shed plan from iCreatables
- Information on this page is based on the description on the iCreatables website
- The price and materials supplied are based on iCreatables’ materials list at the time this shed was added to our eStore