HOW TO BUILD A LEAN TO SHED - Building a lean-to-shed is a great way to increase storage space in your garden. The guide below provides a step by step approach with the things you’ll need to create a functional lean-to-shed that will last.
If you are running out of storage space in your existing garden shed you basically have two choices. The first is to remove the existing shed, increase the size of the base an then build a new one. That’s quite a bit of work, so the simplest solution is to add a Lean-To to your existing shed in order to increase the storage capacity – this is a much easier way to get a little more storage space.
From the existing garden shed, measure the length and the width. The width will be how far you want to come out from the shed and determines the floor area of your lean to shed.
At each corner mark and dig 4 post holes at about 18″ deep.
Cut the 6″ x 6″ posts 18″ higher than the height of your lean-to shed. This allows for the 18″ that are buried in the ground.
Set the posts in the post holes with concrete and leave to set for 24 hours.
Take 2″ x 6″ boards and fix these to the posts around the area.
Now cut joist stringers 4″ x 2″ and fit these to the joist boards at approximately 4″ apart.
Cut sheets of plywood to fit the width of the lean-to shed and secure these to the floor joists.
Construct the sides and front in the same way as creating a Stud Partition Wall.
Leave a door opening on the front or the side of the building.
Clad the sides of your Lean-To Shed with using Timber or PVC Cladding.
Once the building has been clad it’s time to make and fit the door.