Lean-To Shed

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Blog entry by Kevinr214 posted 03-17-2009 11:14 PM 4986 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted pictures of a lean-to shed that I built over on HomeRefurbers…

This will hold most of my small tools while I build my workshop over the next few months. It will be about 15ft by 15ft. I know thats not too big, but I only have a 1/3 acre lot, so it will have to do. I will post more on that soon.


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#1 posted 03-17-2009 11:59 PM

Looks pretty good to me. Perfect for urban storage.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 03-18-2009 03:00 AM

I’m thinking of building on my garage a lean-to shed that is 12 feet long and 6 or 8 feet wide, with a door on the side. My question is, would you have directly attached the lean-to to the house, had the house been clad in wood or hardiplank rather than brick? Are you concerned with water getting between the lean-to and the house? Thanks

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 03:41 AM

Thanks for all the nice words.

David, This shed is actualy free standing. Their is about a 4 inch gap between the back wall and the house. I did not attach it to the house because I would have needed a building permit to do that in my county. The main inspiration for this shed came from Joseph Truini’s book ‘Building a Shed’. The one he built, he attached it directly to the side of a house/garage with bevel wooden siding. At the top he uses aluminum flashing to make sure the water does not get behind the shed. I highly recomend his book. It has been very helpful.


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#4 posted 03-18-2009 04:46 AM

I had hoped to build a lean to much like yours at my last house. I didn’t want to attach it to the house for the same reasons you cite. I did some research on our city’s zoning and set back ordinances and discovered that my lean to would be considered an out building and their was a minimum of 4 feet between buildings required. That put a crimp in my plans. Because of an injury to my knee I discovered that my tri-level home was not very accessible. I sold that house and built a new one with a 3rd stall for my tools and shop. Things have a way of working out.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#5 posted 03-23-2009 07:16 PM

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oh wow is this handy!! great job

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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