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8x12 Lean To Shed Plans

11"x17" Emailed Plans: $19.99

(Plans are instant emailed download in pdf format)


What you get with your purchase:

  • Instant download in pdf format so you can start building right away.
  • 22 pages of shed plans.
  • 44 page lean to shed building guide.
  • Materials list for building your shed with and for shopping.
  • Email support for any problems or issues you might have.

Elevation Views

Right Front Elevation View
Left Front Elevation View
Back Right Elevation View
Back Left Elevation View

8x12 Lean to shed plan details:


  • Materials List:The 8x12 Lean To shed plans come with a complete materials list that is broken down by parts of the shed and can be used for shopping at your favorite lumber store. Download the materials list here.
  • Lean to shed building guide:  This is a free download and is used in conjunction with your lean to shed building plans.  Free download now.
  • 2 Foundations:  Wooden shed floor framing with optional concrete anchors or poured concrete floor with 4" gravel base.
  • Floor: 2x6 floor joists at 16" on center with 3/4" floor sheathing.
  • Wall Framing: 2x4 framing at 16" on center with a double top plate on front and back walls.
  • Wall Height: The higher shed wall height is 7'-9-3/4"", the lower wall is 5'-8 7/8".
  • Doors: The door is a 36" wide pre-hung exterior grade door of your choice.
  • Window:  One window which is a new construction window 36" wide by 48" tall.  You can change window size to your desired size.
  • Siding:  These plans show LP Smartside siding panels.  You can however substitute T1-11 textured siding panels.  If you prefer to go with vinyl siding or another form of lap siding you will first have to sheet the shed walls with 1/2" OSB or plywood .
  • Roof: The roof is framed using 2x6's to build the rafters/trusses. It is sheeted with 1/2" O.S.B.   Detailed plans on cutting out this rafter/truss detail.
  • Roof Pitch: 3/12.  For every 3 inches of rise there is 12 inches of run horizontally.
  • Roof Overhang: 6" on the front.
  • Roofing: The plans show 3-tab or dimensional shingles but you may opt to go with metal roofing if you prefer.
  • Trim :1x4, 1x6,  and 1x8 wood, pvc composite or cement trim materials are used to finish the corners, roof eves, fascia, and door.

Plan Contents:

Cover page


Table of Contents

Elevation views

Isometric framing view

Floor plan

Building section

Wood floor framing option

Wooden floor anchors

Concrete floor option

Front wall framing

Back wall framing

Right and left wall framing

Interior truss/rafter detail

Roof framing

Siding details

Roof sheeting

Roof and corner trim details


Door and window detail

Common nails table

Shelf building detail

21 pages of lean to shed plans.21 Pages of Shed Plans

Use these plans to build all these neat sheds:

What can these 8x12 lean to shed plans be used for?  I'm glad you asked!

Office shed.

Backyard storage shed.

Garden shed.

She shed.


Art and craft studio.

Real small guest house.

Granny flat.

Music studio.

Workout shed.

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