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How to Build a Lean-To Shed: Free Plans and Building Directions

Need a shed and some place to put it? Lean-To sheds take up a very little yard space. They can tuck up against your garage or house. Check out this list of free plans for some practical space-saving lean-to shed designs. Photo:

These plans and guides can help you build a lean-to style shed for all types of storage. Simple shed roofs and easy framing make lean-tos quick and inexpensive to build. Another advantage is that these designs take up very little space. They can be placed against a fence or wall, or they can be built right on the side of a home or garage.



Lean-To Tool and Garden Shed Plans

Shed Plans, Prefabs and Kits  Build a great shed in your backyard with these project plans, building kits, pre-manufactured sheds, guide books and building resources. Select from basic storage sheds, garden sheds, mini barns, backyard studios and playhouses.

Free Lean-To Shed Building Plans and Guides:

Sunset Magazine's Lean-To Storage Shed  Build your own outdoor storage locker with help from the editors of Sunset Magazine. This design saves space by tucking in to the side of your home or garage. is the West's essential online how-to guide to all the best things about the region, easy backyard living and gardening and innovative home decorating and design ideas.

The Family Handyman's Garden Shed Addition  This spacious cedar garden shed has tons of storage space for lawn and garden tools plus shelves for supplies, a potting bench and windows. It's close at hand too, since it attaches to your garage wall.

A Simple Shed  Learn how Elizabeth Jager Thompson and her husband built a small, but tall shed for a lot of storage space on a small footprint. The Handyman Club of America offers a downloadable article with plans and instructions to help you build your own.


Gambrel Roof Storage Shed

Download Dozens of Shed Plans, Right Now, for Just $29.00  Do you need a new shed? Now, you can choose from 41 great designs and print all of the building plans, as often as you want, with one easy purchase. And, your cost will be less than single set of shed plans from many other websites. This plan set comes with a complete money back guarantee.

More Free Lean-To Shed Building Plans and Guides:

Build a Little Garden Tool Shed  Here's a nicely illustrated guide to help you build a 4' wide by 2' deep mini shed for the side of your home or garage, from Outdoor Life Magazine.

Outdoor Storage Locker Plans  Here's an easy-to-build outdoor closet to fit under the eaves of your home or garage. Downloadable plans are available at

Build a Garden Tool Shed  Use this illustrated, step by step building guide and material list, by Monte Burch, from the pages of Extreme How-To Magazine. This 2'x4' lean-to garden tool shed is easy to build and takes the clutter out of your garage.

The Weekndr Woodshed  Build a simple lean-to style woodshed with the help of sketches and instructions at

Lean-To Tool, Trash Can or Fire Wood Shed Bin Plans from Black and Decker Get plans, material lists and do it yourself building instructions to help you build a small lean-to shed. This storage or wood bin is free-standing with a wooden skid foundation that makes it easy to move. The bin can be placed anywhere, but it works best when set next to a house or garage wall or against a fence.


Backyard Studio, Workshop or Shed Plans

Instant Download Shed Building Plans from WOOD Store  Get accurate and easy-to-use do-it-yourself shed building plans in styles and sizes that you won't find anywhere else. WOOD Store provides terrific customer service and a complete money-back guarantee that you'll be happy with your plans.

Solar Greenhouse Garden Potting Shed Kit

Sheds, Solar Sheds, Small Storage Barns and Canopies on Sale at Betty Mills  Find durable, inexpensive sheds in wood, metal, vinyl and rubber, plus an extensive selection of fabric storage sheds and canopies. Betty Mills Company provides free, quick shipping directly from the manufacturer or from a warehouse near you.

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