Building a Lean To Shed In Connecticut!

This shed was built in a single day by a group doing a service project. It is our 4×8 lean to shed plan which is one of our most popular shed plan styled and sizes. You can view plans for the 4×8 shed plans here. The lean to storage shed was built using traditional framing methods including 2×4 stud walls laid out at 16 inches on center, grooved plywood siding, pre-hung doors, asphalt shingle roof and a framed floor. The pressure treated shed foundation rails were laid on crushed gravel bed to provide good drainage.

All of our lean to and modern shed plans are designed so the the front and side walls of the shed are the same height and the tall wall is taller. Building a shed this way removes the need to frame the side walls with a sloping top plate which makes it much easier to frame the side walls.

Check out more photos of this an other sheds in our Owners Shed Photo Gallery.

4x8 lean to shed build.

4×8 lean to shed build.

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8×12 Backyard Shed Built in Mobile Alabama!

This Backyard Shed Plan was built in Mobile Alabama. It is our 8×12 Gable style shed. This shed comes with the option to put the door on either the gable end of the shed or the eve wall of the shed. The owner built it with the door on the eve wall.

They customized their shed by installing a window next to the door way. Windows can be installed on sheds just about any where there is room for one. There is information on how to install a window in the instructions that come with every shed. You can also find out more about installing shed windows by watching our How To Install Shed Windows Video.

Plans for this and other Backyard Sheds can be found here .

8x12 Backyard Shed Plans

8×12 Backyard Shed Plans


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8×12 Gambrel Shed Built in Ontario Canada

This gambrel shed has been built in Ontario Canada.

The owner/builder said: “I added exactly one foot of height, (still about 5 inches below my local bylaw for a permit), Added a loft that is 4′ deep and with 6 feet of clearance underneath (I am 5′ 10″ so its perfect for me, the short mans special).

Splitting the door works better for me. I don’t normally need such a  large door, but have the option to open the small one (the large door is 3′ wide, with the small on just under 10.5″ wide with slide bolts top and bottom to allow locking),
I was able to get two windows for less the $40 so I put them in adding a lot of light. (the 4×4 cross supports were something I had for free or I would have used 2x4s.
Added roof ties. I only put a vent on the one end of the shed to ensure no water found its way into the loft area, so I installed a roof vent.
The small wood shed was build with the leftover material.
The one side is on a 6×6 beam, the other is 3 4x4s that are 5 feet deep, with two 2×6 laminated together due to the ground dropping off about 3.5′ from side to side. ”

These modifications make the shed a very customized design. Built for the owners specific needs. Our original 8×12 plans can be found on our shed plans website.

“I would like to say that the shed was much easier  to build with your plans, the measurements for the gable were exact, and the technics helped a lot! the material list made it easy at the lumber yard! ” Check out more photos at

8x12 Small Barn Shed Plans

8×12 Small Barn Shed Plans

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Modern Shed Plan Updates!

We just finished updating another modern shed plan. The 10×12 modern backyard shed design has had the roof overhang extended and the window size increased. This beautiful modern shed design can be used as a studio, a back yard office or a modern storage shed.

Check out the modern shed design


Modern Shed Plans

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8×12 Garden Shed With A Porch – Cape Cod Style Built in Novo Scotia!

This 8×12 Garden shed is a great example of a DIY project. It was built mostly by two sisters who had little prior experience building! Built as a small cabin in the far north it is tightly constructed and ready for winter. The Cape cod style and green paint help this shed blend into its forested surrounding perfectly.

Building a shed porch is simple with our one piece roof rafter and shed porch truss design. It is built in one piece and set on the shed walls and porch beam. Adding details like battens to the siding and architectural roof shingles completes this sheds beautiful look.

You can find more photos of this and other garden sheds on our Owners Picture Page.

The plans to this and many other garden shed plans can be found here:

8x12 Cape Cod Garden Shed With Porch

8×12 Cape Cod Garden Shed With Porch

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8×8 Modern Shed Built In Florida!

This beautifully finished shed is an 8×8 Modern Shed Plan that has had a few modifications. It has had a few windows moved and added and the front door moved a bit. The exterior siding is lap siding installed over the 7/16″ O.S.B. This backyard Studio sheds interior is finished as a storage shed. The front door of the shed has had a small porch landing added.

Modern sheds are a great way to have a back yard that looks beautiful and compliments any backyard storage or studio office situation. You can view the plans to this shed on our modern shed plans page here:

Modern Shed Plans

8×8 Modern Shed Built in Florida

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8×12 Gable Shed

This 8×12 Gable Shed was built in Auburn Washington! The lap siding was installed over O.S.B. sheeting on the backyard shed walls. This adds to the beauty and durability of the shed. The door was home built and installed on the 12′ long wall. The shed roof eves were extended slightly to make them a bit longer than the 4 inches of roof overhang shown on the plans.

Find the plans for this backyard shed here: Backyard Shed Plans

We have a video series that shows how to build this shed in the 10′ size you can view it here: How To Build A Shed Video Series

The ramp was built to make it easier to move a lawn mower and rolling fertilizer spreader in and out of the shed. You can find free plans to build the ramp at the door on our site at: Shed Ramp Plans.

8x10 backyard shed plans

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Generator Shed Enclosure Built In New Brunswick!

This amazingly finished generator shed was built in New Brunswick To house a backup generator. The owner / builder said:

“I recently purchased the plans for my generator shed from your site. As this was my first building project ever I was impressed and amazed at how easily this all came together. I also found the step by step videos on YouTube to be a great resource containing a wealth of information and tips and tricks to make this all come together as well as it did.  Thanks so much!!

generator shed plans for a generator enclosure

I did slightly modify the roof design by adding a 2×4 frame to attach the hinges to, I was a little concerned with the hinges only being attached to the OSB board.  Looking forward to the spring so I can finish it off by adding the vent holes and exhaust system.


PS. looking forward to my next shed project… I know where I’ll be getting the plans!!!”

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Urban Chicken Coop – Simple Design – Cheap To Build

Our simple urban chicken coop is the perfect way to get into chickens without spending  $200 to $500 on the coop and run. We invented a new way to build a chicken coop that uses only two sheets of plywood or O.S.B. and 8 carabiners and paint. It houses two large chickens comfortably or three smaller chickens.

The innovative snap together design allows the chicken coop to be easily transported or stored. The plans come printed on full sized paper. To build the coop you simply cut out the paper plan shapes and tape them to the plywood, trace around the edges and then cut out the shapes. Once the shapes are cut out they are attached to each other using the mortise hole on one side of the connection and the tenon shape that slides into the hole on the other.

You can view these plans on our chicken coop plans page.

View the video on our iCreatables TV Youtube Channel Chicken Coop.

Urban chicken coop - Simple chicken coop

Urban chicken coop – Simple chicken coop

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4×8 Firewood Shed Built in Shady Shores Texas!

Check out this beautifully designed and built firewood shed built in Texas! It is built from our 4×8 firewood shed plans and has several upgrades. The siding is tongue and groove siding and the roofing is wood shakes. Building a firewood shed is the perfect way to season your firewood and keep it ready for burning all year round. The in floor ventilation slats allow air to flow up and through the wood. The front opening allows air to flow through and also allows easy access to the pile of firewood.

The plans for this firewood storage shed can be found at: storage shed plans

The stained wood siding and wood shakes give the firewood storage shed the perfect woodsy feel. The perfect place to season firewood.

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