Lean-to Shed

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Project by liftoff621 posted 12-17-2018 05:32 AM 1542 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a place to hold assorted lumber and other shop items. I searched the internet looking at way too many examples before building this one. This lean-to shed is 10’ x 4’, built on cement piers and a wood foundation. The floor and porch were made of composite deck cutoffs. The walls and roof are 2×4 framing, 16” on center (wall) and 24” on center (roof). The walls are composite panels and the roof has asphalt shingles over OSB. Nails and screws were used throughout. It was painted to match my house. I just built a lumber rack inside it.

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#1 posted 12-17-2018 06:49 PM

Looks nice. How long did it take?

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#2 posted 12-17-2018 08:24 PM

It took about 2 weeks, working 3 to 4 hours a day (or less, I’m retired). A lot of trips up and down the ladder.

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#3 posted 12-17-2018 08:29 PM

Very nice build and useful I can tell. Ever think of hang some of the lighter items on the inside of the door and off the floor?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 12-17-2018 08:41 PM

Looks great. If you haven't I'd get some Kilz on the inside of the door.

If that wall coveirng is T-111 type plywood, same for that. Without both will delaminate, and that door will corkscrew given enough moisture, or huimidity, unless you are in a desert. Based on those trees in the background, I’d say not to that. It would be a shame for it to only last 8 to 10 years.

Gotta be careful though, once ya build one outbuilding for storage like that, if you outgrow it, your initial response is to build another. Not sure about you, but my Wife says just one extra building per lot…..... :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 12-17-2018 10:00 PM

Looks nice, and I’m sure functional. Technically a “lean-to” is a structure that attaches to another building for support. Yours appears to be free-standing. Lean-to’s often have roof beams the extend from the support building to the ground.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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#6 posted 12-18-2018 05:59 AM

+1 therealSteveN you will want to paint or put a water resistant finish on that.

like this:

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 12-18-2018 01:54 PM

Nice work and it looks like you have room to spare. A man without an outbuilding is a lost soul.

-- Just make the cut

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#8 posted 12-27-2018 02:13 PM

Ah you look so proud with the final storage shed! I would be too if I put in that much effort to do one. I’m eager to see what else you’re going to do with the inside of the shed now that it’s all up!

-- Paul Chau, manager at:

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