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2×4 Tool Shed Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about 2×4 tool shed plans. I have designed this small lean to shed so you can store all your garden tools and a few power tools. The shed features large double doors to the front and storage shelves. The shed roof is covered with metal roofing sheets and the walls are made with 5/8″ T1-11 siding. This is a sturdy shed that will last for many years and help you organize your garden.

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 Plans

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Tool

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

Time

One weekend

 

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How to build a lean to shed

Floor-frame

Floor-frame

The first step of the project is to build the frame of the floor. Cut the components at the right dimensions from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the regular  joists. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are right-angled. Measure the diagonals and make adjustments until they are equal.

Fitting-the-skids

Fitting-the-skids

Use 4×4 lumber for the skids. Fit the 4×4 pieces under the floor frame and secure them into place with rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws.

Floor-sheet

Floor-sheet

Cut a piece of 1/2″ plywood and attach it to the floor frame. Align the edges with attention and secure the plywood to the joists using 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.

Posts

Posts

Next, you need to cut the posts for the shed walls. Mark the cut lines to the 2×4 beams and then make the notches. Use a circular saw to make parallel cuts inside the marked areas and then clean the recess with a chisel.

Assembling-the-wall-frames

Assembling-the-wall-frames

Next, you need to assemble the front and back wall frames. Fit the 2×4 supports to the posts. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the supports to the posts. Use 2 screws for each joint.

Fitting-the-front-and-back-wall-frames

Fitting-the-front-and-back-wall-frames

Continue the project by fitting the wall frames to the front and back of the tool shed. Align the edges flush and plumb the wall frames with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the bottom supports and insert 5″ screws into the floor of the shed.

Fitting-the-side-wall-supports

Fitting-the-side-wall-supports

Next, attach the side 2×4 supports to the frame of the shed. Drill pocket holes at both ends and secure them to the posts with 2 1/2″ screws. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.

Back-wall-siding

Back-wall-siding

Attach the 5/8″ T1-11 siding sheet to the back of the tool shed. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing, to lock the panel into place.

Shelves

Shelves

Use 1/2″ plywood for the shelves. Use a circular saw to make the notches to the shelves, as shown in the diagram.

Fitting-the-shelves

Fitting-the-shelves

Fit the shelves to the shed and lock them to the supports with 1 5/8″ screws.

2x4 lean to shed plans

2×4 lean to shed plans

 

2x4 lean to shed plans - diy plans

2×4 lean to shed plans – diy plans

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.

Make sure you take a look over PART 2 of the project, to see how to build the roof and the double doors for the shed. In addition, I have premium plans for this project that come with Full cut and shopping list, are ads-free and provide a cut layout diagram, so you can cut the components for minimal waste of material. Check the GET PDF PLANS button bellow.

 

 

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