Lean To Shed Construction – Thoughts
Start your lean to shed construction project today so you can have an easy to build shed for your storage. A lean to shed is one of the most common sheds built today. This is because lean to shed construction is a very easy build and can be done in a weekend. Once built, the lean to shed will give you ample space for storage. Furthermore, since it is built up against the house it is hidden from the yard and therefore perfect for a storage solution that is hidden.
Lean To Shed Construction – Before Building
Once you make the decision to build a lean to shed you will need to get a couple of things done first. First of all get a good set of plans that can be built easily. Second, evaluate your home and yard so you find the right place for the shed to be built. Now that you have the plans and the place finalized you will need to get the materials to get your project started right. You will get all the material needed according to your plans. However, pressure treated lumbar is a definite so it can withstand the elements.
Lean To Shed Construction – Building
Foundation and Flooring
Once you have the plans and the lumber, you will begin building the shed from the ground up. Most lean to sheds are built next to a home. Half the time it is on a concrete slab and the other half the floor will be on the ground. Check out my post on shed foundations. If on a concrete slab, then proceed to building your walls. If you have a wooden floor, then my recommendation is to put down a gravel foundation. Then build the floor on top of the gravel foundation. Once the floor is constructed per your shed plan then cover the floor with plywood.
The walls are built according to the plan and size of your shed. However, you need to make a decision if you want a window with your lean to shed. There are many different types of windows and you can find out more from my previous post on window ideas. You also need to find out what type of door you would like to have for your shed. I recommend sticking with a single door or double door if you are storing a lot of things in the shed. However, there are more door options available.
The roof is a single pitch roof so the water runs away from the back to the front of the shed. The construction of the roof is very simple. Your plans will have this according to the size of the lean to shed you are building. The roofing material can be vast but I would stick with a basic asphalt shingle roof. You may want to build in a guttering system on the shed so you can catch the water and use it for your plants, garden, etc… Read more about guttering on my previous post.
Lean To Shed Construction – Conclusion
A lean to shed is a very basic and easy shed to build. The size of the shed will depend on how much storage you need and the use of your shed. Make sure you have the right set of shed plans and build the right lean to shed that fits your desires. You can watch a typical shed being built on my previous post build a shed video series.
All the best,