This step by step diy project is about 4×16 storage shed plans. I have designed this narrow shed with a lean to roof so you can store tools and other items efficiently. This shed features two pairs of double doors on the front. Make sure you check the local building codes and make adjustments to comply with the local regulations. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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4×16 Lean to Shed Plans
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- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 192″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 192″ long, 13 pieces – 45″long FLOOR
- C -2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long FLOORING
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long, 1 piece – 48″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 1 piece – 192″ long, 13 pieces – 81″ long, 4 pieces – 75 1/2″ long, 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 51″ long FRONT WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 1 piece – 48″ long, 4 pieces – 81″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 1 piece – 185″ long, 15 pieces – 81″ long BACK WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 15 pieces – 19 1/2″ long TOP BACK WALL
- G – 10 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x90″ long, 4 pieces – 22 1/2″x48″ long EXTERIOR WALLS
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 16′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16′
- 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16′
- 52 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 11 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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- PART 1: 4×16 Shed Plans
- PART 2: 4×16 Shed Roof Plans
Building a 4×16 shed with a lean to roof
First of all, you need to build the floor frame for the 4×16 shed. Cut the joists from 2×6 lumber at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention.
Select the location for the shed and then remove the vegetation layer. Level the surface and fit the 4×4 skids. Lay the floor frame and secure it to the skids with rafter ties.
Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame and align the edges flush. Insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the framing.
Use 2×4 lumber for the plates and studs. Use 2×6 lumber and 1/2″ plywood for the double headers. Make sure you adjust the size of the doors to suit your needs. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square.
Build the back wall from 2×4 lumber. Place the studs every 16″ on center.
Build the top back wall frame from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs.
Build the side walls for the shed.
Fit the wall frames to the floor and align the edges flush. Plumb the walls with a spirit level and drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws.
Fit T1-11 siding sheets to the back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between sheets for a professional result.
Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the sides of the shed. Use 6-8d nails to secure the sheets to the framing, every 8″.
Make cuts to the front panels, so you can fit them around the door openings.
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. Moreover, check out PART 2 of the shed, so you learn how to build the roof and the double doors.
This woodworking project was about 4×16 shed with garage door 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.