This step by step diy project is about 6×12 storage shed plans. I have designed this compact shed with a lean to roof, so you can store all your garden tools in one place. This shed features double front doors for an easy access. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.
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
6×12 Lean to Shed Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 144″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long, 10 pieces – 69″ long FLOOR FRAME
- C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x48″ long FLOOR
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long, 1 piece – 137″ long, 12 pieces – 79 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long, 12 pieces – 19 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 65″ long, 1 piece – 72″ long, 6 pieces – 79 1/2″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 1 piece – 137″ long, 2 pieces – 75″ long, 10 pieces – 79 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 76″ long FRONT WALL
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 12′
- 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 45 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
Building a 6×12 lean to storage shed
The first step of the shed project is to build the floor frame for the shed. You can use 2×6 lumber or even 2×8 lumber if you are going to store heavy items. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then drill pilot holes through the rim joists. Insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the joists together. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.
The next step if to attach 4×4 skids to the floor frame. The wood skids will lift the floor frame from the ground for a few inches and thus, protect it from the elements. Attach the skids to the floor frame using metal connectors or by inserting screws through the frame into the skids.
Lay the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the floor frame. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions, as shown in the plans. Align the edges flush, leave no gaps between the components and then insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Building the shed wall frames
Continue the project by assembling the side walls. Cut the plates and the studs from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws or 16d nails into the studs. Place the studs every 16″. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square for a neat result.
Assemble the front wall for the 6×12 lean to storage shed using the above instructions. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs. Check if the corners are square and align the edges with attention. Use a double header from 2×4 lumber with 1/2″ plywood sandwiched between them. Also fit 1/2″ plywood blockings between the double studs placed at both ends of the wall frames.
Build the back wall for the shed. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then assemble the wall frame together using 3 1/2″ screws or 16d nails. Place the studs every 16″ on center.
Fit the walls to the floor frame of the storage shed and align the edges flush. Use a spirit level to plumb the walls and drill pilot holes through the bottom plates. Insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor of the shed for a neat result. In addition, lock the adjacent walls together using 2 1/2″ screws.
Use 2×4 lumber for the top back walls. Cut the components at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws through the plates into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center and make sure the corners are square. The roof pitch will be 4:12, so if you want something steeper, make sure you adjust the size of this wall frame.
Fit the frame to the top of the back wall. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Use a spirit level to plumb the wall frame.
Check out the rest of the plan, so you learn how to build the door and the roof for the 6×12 lean to shed.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain so you enhance the look of the shed and you protect the components from decay. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 2 to learn how to build the roof for the shed, as well as PART 3 to frame the front door. If you want to get this project as a PDF file with just 1 Cut list and 1 Shopping list, please check out the GET PDF PLANS button bellow.
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