5×12 Pent Shed Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 5×12 pent shed plans. This shed design is one of my most versatile, as it features double doors on the front and a single door on the side. This storage shed is super compact so it will fit in tight spaced, such a narrow yard. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look.

 

 

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5×12 Lean to Shed Plans

Building a 5x12 shed

Building a 5×12 shed

 

  • A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 144″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long, 10 pieces – 57″long FLOOR
  • C – 1 piece  of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 12″x96″ long, 1 piece – 12″x48″ long FLOORING
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 79 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 76″ long, 1 piece – 53″ long, 1 piece – 60″ long, 2 pieces – 35″ long SIDE WALL
  • E – 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 79 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 137″ long, 2 pieces – 144″ long BACK WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 53″ long, 1 piece – 60″ long, 5 pieces – 79 1/2″ long SIDE WALL
  • G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 1 piece – 137″ long, 10 pieces – 79 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 1 piece – 137″ long, 2 pieces – 72 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
  • G – 7 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x84″ long, 1 piece – 8 3/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 12″x84″ long SIDING

  • 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 12′
  • 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
  • 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
  • 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 42 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
  • 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 8′
  • 9 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
  • 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
  • wood filler wood glue, stain/paint

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Building a 5×12 lean to shed

Floor frame

Floor frame

The first step of the project is to build the floor frame. Cut the components at the right dimensions from 2×6 lumber and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and then insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular beams. Place the joists every 16″ on center, as in the diagram. Check if the corners are right angled.

Fitting the skids

Fitting the skids

Select the location for the shed and make sure you remove the vegetation layer. Level the ground thoroughly and then fit the 4×4 skids under the floor frame. Align the edges and use rafter ties to secure the skids to the frame of the floor. Use a spirit level to make sure the frame is horizontal in all directions. Check out the local building codes before building the shed, so you make sure you comply with the requirements.

Floor sheets

Floor sheets

Fit a piece of 3/4″ plywood to the floor frame. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result. Follow the pattern shown in the plans, so you add strength to the floor.

Side wall with door frame

Side wall with door frame

Next, assemble the front wall frame. Use 2×4 lumber for the front wall frame. Use 2×4 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double header. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.  You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs. Alternatively, you could use a frame nail gun and 8d nails.

Side wall frame

Side wall frame

Build the frame for the back wall from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber as show in my free shed plans. Lay the plates and the studs on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and place the studs every 16″ on center.

Back wall frame

Back wall frame

Build the side walls for the shed using the same techniques described above and the information from the diagram. Place the studs every 16″ on center. Check if the corners are square, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.

Front wall frame

Front wall frame

Next, build the front wall with the opening for the double doors. Use 2×4 lumber for the plates and studs. Use 2×8 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double header. You can adjust the size of the double doors to suit your needs.

Building the shed frame

Building the shed frame

Fit the wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges with attention and plumb the walls with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. Lock the adjacent walls together tightly using 3 1/2″ screws.

Side back wall siding panels

Back wall siding panels

Fit T1-11 siding panels to the back of the shed. Align the sheet to the top plate of the side walls and then insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Side wall with door panel

Side wall with door panel

In order to attach the siding sheets to the front of the shed you need to make a few cuts. Mark the cut lines and then get the job done with a circular saw. Insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing. You will use the cutout panel for the door.

Front wall panels

Front wall panels

Fit the siding sheets to the front of the shed. Use a circular saw to make cuts to the sheets so you can fit them around the opening. Insert 4-6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Back wall siding panels

Back wall siding panels

Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the back of the shed. Leave 1 1/2″ from the top edge of the walls to the siding panels. Leave no gaps between the panels and insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.

5x12 Lean to Shed Plans

5×12 Lean to Shed Plans

This 5×12 shed has an easy access to the interior, with the single side door and the double front doors.

How to build a 5x12 lean to shed

How to build a 5×12 lean to shed

Make sure you take a look over PART 2 and PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the lean to roof and how to build the decorative trims. I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project. See all my shed projects HERE.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 5×12 lean to shed plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.

 

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