This step by step diy project is about diy 5×7 lean to shed shed plans. This small storage shed is ideal for narrow spaced. Moreover, although it is not a large shed, this project will store most of your garden tools. Moreover, I have designed shed with many sizes so check them out, as well. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Roof pitch is 3:12.
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.
Projects made from these plans
5×7 Lean to Shed Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 84″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 84″ long, 7 pieces – 57″long FLOOR
- C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x60″ long, 1 piece – 36″x60″ long FLOORING
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12″ long, 1 piece – 84″ long, 6 pieces – 89″ long, 2 pieces – 79 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 63″ long FRONT WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long, 7 pieces – 74″ long BACK WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 53″ long, 4 pieces – 74″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- G – 1 piece of T1-11 – 48″x79″ long, 1 piece – 36″x79″ long, 1 piece – 48″x94″ long, 1 piece – 36″x94″ long SIDING
- 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 27 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 4 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- PART 1: 5×7 Shed Plans
- PART 2: 5×7 Shed Roof Plans
Building a 5×7 Garden Shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame for the 5×7 shed. Lay the joists on a level surface and lock the joists together with screws. Cut all the joists from 2×6 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Align the edges flush and make sure the diagonals are perfectly equal.
Select the location for the lean to shed. An existing building or the property line are great choices, as this will save you a lot of space. Level the surface and then compact a layer of gravel. The gravel will prevent the moisture from rotting the lumber. Lay the 4×4 skids and then fit the floor frame. Toenail the frame to the skids, after aligning the edges with attention.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the floor of the shed. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then lay it to the floor. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws into the joists, every 8″. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Building the shed wall frames
Next, you need to frame the walls for the small storage shed. Frame the side walls for from 2×4 lumber. 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.
Continue by building the front wall from 2×4 lumber. Take a look over the diagram, so you can assemble the wall frame. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. As you can see, you need to double the studs placed at both ends of the wall. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double studs so you enhance the rigidity of the structure.
Use 2×6 lumber for the double header. Fit 1/2″ plywood between the double headers and sandwich everything together with 2 1/2″ screws. Toenail the double header to the studs.
Build the back wall for the 5×7 shed from 2×4 lumber. Cut the studs and the plates from 2×4 lumber and then lay them on a level surface. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 24″ on center, as shown in the diagram.
Assembling the shed frame
Lift the wall frames from the ground and then lay them to the floor of the shed. Plumb the wall frames with a spirit level and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. Make sure the corners are square and then lock the adjacent wall together with 3 1/2″ screws.
Use T1-11 siding for the exterior walls of the shed. Cut the sheets to the right shape and size, align the edges with attention, making sure the sheets are flush with the top plates and use 6-8d nails to secure the panels to the framing, every 8″. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Cut the T1-11 siding sheets for the back wall of the shed and then lock them into place with 6-8d nails. Insert the nails, every 8″ along the framing.
This storage shed has a lean to roof and it is a great choice, if you need space for your tools. This shed has large double doors placed to the front of the shed, so you can have an easy access to the interior.
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Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to frame the roof and how to attach the double doors and the trims to the shed. In addition, I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project. If you want to get this project as a PDF file with 1 full Cut List and 1 full Shopping lists, please check the GET PDF PLANS button bellow.
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