This step by step diy woodworking project is about 2×4 tool shed plans. The project features instructions for building a simple a small 2×4 shed with a lean to roof. The shed is ideal for storing tools or other small items. Work with attention and make adjustments to the design and overall dimensions if you want to get the job done in a professional manner.
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. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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2×4 Tool Shed Lean to Roof Plans
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
How to build a small lean to shed
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed and lock it into place with rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws. Place the rafters every 16″ on center. (The premium plans come with a separate diagram showing you how to cut the rafters, including the birds mouth cuts)
Fit the 5/8″ T1-11 siding sheets to the sides of the tool shed. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the 1×4 purlins to the top of the shed. Notice the 4″ overhangs on both sides. Insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the purlins to the rafters.
Attach the 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them to the purlins. Drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting and countersink the head of the screws.
Fit the trims to the front of the shed. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock them to the rafters and side trims.
Use metal roofing sheets to cover the shed. Use tin snips to cut the sheets to size and lock them to the purlins with appropriate screws (recommended for the roof sheets you buy). Install drip edges along the perimeter of the roof (under or over the roof, according to the type of roof you buy).
Use 1×4 lumber for the door frame. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical and middle components. Lay everything on a level surface and align the edge flush. Insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the frames together.
Fit the panels to the door frames. Align the edges flush and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the panels to the door frame. Add glue to the joints and align everything with attention.
Fit a scrap piece of 1×4 lumber to the interior of the shed, as shown in the diagram. This will be the door stop. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the stop to the 2×4 support.
Fit the doors to the opening, as shown in the plans. Use hinges to lock the doors to the frame of the shed. In addition, install a latch to the doors.
Fill the holes and dents with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Use 120-200 grit sandpaper to smooth the surface. The best part of the project is that you can adjust the size of the shed to suit your need. You can place the shed against a wall and the water will be directed towards the front and thus not damaging it.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the project, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain.
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