For someone like me who is still sort of a beginner when it comes to do it yourself projects, lean to shed plans are essential for building a lean to shed. I can even build a decent shed with a great set of plans … and at a very reasonable cost. I would like to discuss some great tips as to why a lean to shed might be the best option for.
(1) The first tip is cost. The great thing about a lean to shed is it only has 3 sides. That alone will make it cheaper than building a regular 4-sided shed. Whatever you decide to use your 3 sided lean to shed for, such as for providing shelter to livestock or storing firewood means you do not have to worry too much about how pretty it needs to look.
For those reasons, you can use free and used wood. If you are using the shed for livestock, the 3 sides will provide natural ventilation which can keep disease from spreading. If you are using the shed to store firewood, then your wood will dry faster for good use in the winter.
(2) Another think you should know is you really only have 2 choices for how you want to lean your shed. You may have the inclination to lean the shed against your home or a building or barn, in which case you may be a bit more concerned about how it looks. Or the shed can be free standing for the protection of livestock in which case you probably won’t care how it looks.
(3) A really good 3rd tip is you can use free or recycled materials and wood you may just have laying around. You can even use cheap or used pallet for the floor only to ensure that whatever you are storing is kept off the ground and dry. With the shed out in the field for cattle you need not worry too much about a floor.
These are some great tips to consider when thinking about building a lean to shed but you will need to get a hold of some really good lean to shed plans to go with these tips. A friend of mine used a great set of Cradle Plans to build a baby cradle from a huge library of premium plans. I suggest you check the same library for a good set of lean to shed plans.
Doug Taylor –
About the Author:
Doug lives in the Pacific NW area of the US and enjoys writing articles on topics based from personal experiences and from experiences shared by others. He enjoys writing mostly about his favorite hobby which is woodworking. He also uses a great library of woodworking plans for all of his projects. Check out this gentleman’s site who used a great set of Cradle Plans from the same plan library to build a baby cradle.