8x8 lean to shed plans, free PDF download.

8×8 Lean To Shed Plans | DIY Projects

8×8 lean to shed plans, includes material list, drawings, measurements, and PDF download (PDF link on bottom of post).

8×8 Lean To Shed Plans | Overview


Material List

Shopping List

A shopping list is included. Since lumber can be purchased in different sizes the shopping list will vary. Study the cut list to see what will work best for you.

(material for door/window not included)

Floor

  • 9 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 8ft.
  • 3 – 4×4 (pressure treated) – 8ft.
  • 2 – 3/4in. tongue and groove plywood – 4ft. x 8ft. sheet

Walls

  • 32 – 2×4 – 8ft.

Rafters

  • 5 – 2×4 – 10ft.
  • 4 – 2×4 – 8ft.

Siding

  • 8 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4ft. x 8ft. sheet

Roof

  • 6 – 2×4 – 10ft.
  • 3 – 2×4 – 8ft

Door

Trim

  • 8 – 1×4 – 10ft. (cut to size)

Hardware

  • 3 1/2″ galvanized nails
  • 2″ deck screws
  • 1 1/2″ galvanized finishing nails
  • corrugated roofing panels
  • roofing panel screws

Cutting List

(material for door/window not included)

Floor

  • 2 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 8ft.
  • 7 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 7ft. 9in.
  • 3 – 4×4 (pressure treated) – 8ft.
  • 2 – 3/4in. tongue and groove plywood – 4ft. x 8ft. sheet

Walls

  • 4 – 2×4 – 8ft.
  • 7 – 2×4 – 7ft. 4 1/2in.
  • 17 – 2×4 – 6ft. 5/8in.
  • 4 – 2×4 – 7ft. 5in.

Rafters

  • 5 – 2×4 – 9ft. 10in.
  • 4 – 2×4 – 8ft. (cut to size)

Siding

  • 8 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4ft. x 8ft. sheet (cut to size)

Roof

  • 6 – 2×4 – 10ft.
  • 3 – 2×4 – 8ft. (cut to size)

Door/Window

Trim

  • 8 – 1×4 – 10ft. (cut to size)


Floor

Floor Frame

  • 2 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 8ft.
  • 7 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 7ft. 9in.
  • 3 – 4×4 (pressure treated) – 8ft.

Floor joist are 16in. on center. Use 3-1/2in. nails to assemble. Square the floor frame by measuring diagonally until both sides measure the same.


Floor Deck

  • 2 – 3/4in. tongue and groove plywood – 4ft. x 8ft. sheet

Measure and cut the 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood for the floor deck. Screw 2″ deck screws through the floor deck and into the floor frame.


Walls

Front Wall

  • 2 – 2×4 – 8ft.
  • 7 – 2×4 – 7ft. 4 1/2in.

Wall studs are 24in. on center, assemble the wall frame using 3-1/2in. nails. Frame the door and window, click links below for framing details:


Back Wall

  • 2 – 2×4 – 8ft.
  • 7 – 2×4 – 6ft. 5/8in.

Wall studs are 24in. on center, assemble the wall frame using 3-1/2in. nails.


Right/Left Wall Frame

  • 4 – 2×4 – 7ft. 5in.
  • 10 – 2×4 – 6ft. 5/8in.

Frame the right and left wall frame as shown on drawing above. Use 3-1/2in. nails to assemble.


Wall Framing

Raise and secure the wall frames using 3-1/2in. nails.


Rafters

Rafter Details

  • 5 – 2×4 – 9ft. 10in.

Cut the top and bottom rafter ends as shown on drawings below.


Rafter Top End

Cut the top rafter end as shown on drawing above.


Rafter Bottom End

Cut the bottom rafter end as shown on drawing above.


Rafter Spacing

Rafters are 24in. on center, install rafters using 3-1/2in. nails.


Roof Blocking and Top Side Wall Studs

  • 4 – 2×4 – 8ft. (cut to size)

Measure and cut the top wall studs for the right and left walls to size, notch around rafters and install using 3-1/2in. nails.

Cut 2×4 blocking to size and install between rafters using 3-1/2in. nails.


Siding

Siding Installation

  • 8 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4ft. x 8ft. sheet (cut to size)

Measure and cut the t1-11 exterior siding to size. Notch front and back top siding around rafters. Install siding using 1-1/2in. finishing nails.


Roof

Purlins

  • 6 – 2×4 – 10ft.

Install the 2×4 purlins as shown on drawing above using 3-1/2in. nails.


2×4 Roof Blocking

  • 3 – 2×4 – 8ft. (cut to size)

Measure and cut 2×4 blocking and install between the purlins using 3-1/2in. nails.


Roofing Panels

Install the metal corrugated roofing panels.


Door

Shed Door

Install door, use the link below for door construction details.


Trim

1×4 Trim

  • 8 – 1×4 – 10ft. (cut to size)

Measure and cut 1×4’s to size for the shed corner trim and window trim. Install the 1×4 trim using 1-1/2in. finishing nails.



3 comments

  1. Do you also have PDF files for building a shop work bench and basement storage shelving?

  2. Hello, can you tell me what the pitch of the roof is in this design? That would enable the use of a speed square to mark the rafter cutouts. Also, couldn’t the notches in the rafters be extended a half inch to allow the siding to go under them, rather than cutting the siding around each rafter?

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