This step by step diy project is about 4×6 lean to shed shed plans. This is a small lean to shed that you can attach to an already existing building. The shed featured double doors to the front and decorative trims. Make sure you check the local codes and make adjustments to the plans, if required. 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.
Projects made from these plans
4×6 Lean to Shed Plans
- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 72″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 6 pieces – 45″long FLOOR
- B – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long FLOORING
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long, 1 piece – 65″ long, 8 pieces – 81″ long BACK WALL
- C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long, 8 pieces – 19 1/2″ long TOP BACK WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12″ long, 1 piece – 72″ long, 1 piece – 65″ long, 6 pieces – 81″ long, 2 pieces – 75 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 51″ long FRONT WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 1 piece – 48″ long, 4 pieces – 81″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 6′
- 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
- 3 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 26 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
How to build a 4×6 attached shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame. Cut the components at the right dimensions 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.
Fit 4×4 skids under the floor frame. Align the edges and use rafter ties to secure the skids to the frame of the floor.
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.
Building the shed wall frames
Continue the project by assembling the front wall frame. Use 2×4 lumber for the front wall frame. Use 2×6 lumber 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. Build a double header for the door from 2×4 lumber and 1/2″ plywood. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs.
Build the frame for the back wall from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions. 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.
Build the side walls for the shed using the same techniques described above and the information from the diagram.
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.
Assembling the shed framing
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.
Fit the frame to the back wall and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws.
Make sure you check out PART 2 of the project so you learn how to build the roof and the double doors. This small shed can be attached to an already existing building. Adjust the size of this shed to suit your needs.
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