Always drill pilot holes before inserting screws or nails, to prevent the wood from splitting. Make sure you follow us on Facebook to be the first that gets our latest plans and for some other exclusive content. Also, follow us on Pinterest to get many ideas for your backyard from all the internet! The first step of the project is to build the frames (this project requires two identical frames) for the outdoor bar. Top Tip: We strongly recommend you to drill pilot holes at both ends of the slats and countersink the head of the screws.
Attaching the side cladding is a straight forward job, if you follow our instructions and work with attention.
Top Tip: If you countersink the head of the screws, you can easily fill them later with wood filler and get a neat appearance. If you want to organize the bar efficiently, you should take into account building several shelves, as in the image. Top Tip: Use a spirit level to check if the shelves are horizontal and if the splitting panel is plumb. You can see in the image the back of the outdoor bar and how you can use the space efficiently. Top Tip: Cover the wooden components with several coats of stain or paint, to protect them from wood decay. I recently converted the 3D deck & shed plans into sketchup so that others can benefit. It was a lot of fun figuring out how to lift that heavy, wet, pressure-treated beam onto the posts all by myself. The posts weren’t small either, when you consider they are almost 6 feet underground!
Another month or so would pass before I could finish my custom shed doors, but I’m happy with the result.
For longevity did you use an ice and water shield or rubber under the aluminum to protect the OSB? Many many thanks again for doing this I can’t imagine how many homeowners you have inspired by the articulate details provided here.
I am interest to know how the aluminum flashing was attached to the house so there would be no leaking. I’m trying to understand how you managed to concrete the floor of your shed with the two posts already installed. I assume for the inside plywood wall closest to the house you prebuilt the wall with the plywood and lifted it into place. I was hoping to find a flexible material that could be used between the bottom of the deck and the top of the shed for both esthetic reasons and to keep things from moving in. The deck is attached to the house and the post supporting the deck have attached to footings below the frost line. Top Tip: After installing the posts and the support beams, you should continue the project by installing the joists and the decking boards.
Before installing the joists to the support beams, you should make sure they are perfectly level. Top Tip: Fit the joists over the support beams and lock them into place with appropriate metal hardware. As you can see in the image, you need to use joists hangers when fitting the beams to the ledger. Top Tip: In order to get consistent gaps between the joists, we recommend you to mark the outline of the hoists on the ledger.
After attaching the beams to the ledger, you should attach a piece of 1×4 lumber at the opposite side, in order to keep them equally spaced.
Nevertheless, you need to align the components at both ends before locking them into place with galvanized screws.
After installing the rest of the decking boards, you should cut the ends at the right size. Top Tip: Use a circular saw with a sharp blade to cut the ends of the boards at the right size, along the cut line.
Top Tip: You should also install trims to the ends of the decking, as well as fascias to the exterior frame of the deck. The design of the attache shed is straight forward, as you don’t need to build a complex and costly foundation. Select the lumber with great care and attention, if you want to obtain a professional result.


Building a lean to shed is not difficult, if you use the right carpentry techniques and woodworking plans. Smart Tip: Before starting the actual construction process, you have to design the shed as to fit your needs and tastes perfectly. Smart Tip: In order to obtain a rigid structure, use joist hangers to secure the joists to the rim joists.
The next step of the project is to build the wall frames on the ground and to install them into position, in a professional manner. Plumb the frame with a spirit level, lock it into place with several braces and drive in 3” screws trough the bottom plate in the wooden joists. Afterwards, you have to build the back wall of the lean to shed and to install it on the flooring, in the same way described above.
Cover the roof of the lean-to shed with roofing felt, before installing the asphalt shingles, starting with the bottom of the roof.
Building the door for the shed is a straight forward job, if you use the right carpentry techniques and plans. Thank you for reading our article about how to build a lean-to shed and we recommend you to check out the rest of our projects. In addition, if you want to hide the joints, you should take into account using a pocket holes system. On the contrary, any person with basic woodworking skills can get the job done in just a few hours, if the right materials and tools are used. While in the left compartment, you could build storage shelves for glasses and other small items, in the right size there is enough room to place a cooler box. There shouldn’t be any kinds of gaps between the slats, so make sure you align them properly, before securing them into place. This is a simple woodworking project that can be built in one weekend, including the painting process.
In order to build a bar with a neat appearance, we recommend you to fill the holes and the cracks with wood filler. If you want to see more outdoor plans, I recommend you to check out the rest of the projects. The following youtube video covers some important factors to consider when building such a deck. I wanted my shed to look as nice as I could make it… so I wrapped it in matching vinyl siding. I live in central NC and I’m considering doing the same thing under my screened in porch. After laying out the deck and pouring the concrete footings, you should continue the woodworking project by installing the joists and the decking boards.
Therefore, in order to get consistent gaps between the components, we recommend you to place nails at both ends, between the boards. When installing the slats, we strongly recommend you to make sure the head of the screws is at the same level as the floor’s surface. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to check out the outdoor deck plans, in which we show you how to lay out the deck properly and build the concrete footings. Place a spirit level on the beams and check if they are level and make the necessary adjustments, if needed. As you can see in the image, you need to place the joists equally spaced, every 16″ on center. In order to lock the beams into place, you should slip the hanger around the joists and drive nails trough the hanger.
In order to provide extra-support to the frame, we recommend you to add a twist fastener where the joists crosses the support beams. Alternate the location of the blockings, as in the image, otherwise you won’t be able to insert the screws. Therefore, snap a chalk line from one end of the deck to the other, about 1″ from the frame.
In order to get the job done as a professional, we recommend you to apply several coats of paint to the components. Check out the rest of the related articles, to learn more about the preliminary steps and about installing the railings. If you want to see more outdoor plans, we recommend you to check out the rest of the projects. If you want to enhance the storage space and you don’t pay attention to exquisite design, a lean to shed is the solution to your needs.


Using a pair of 4×4 skids is enough to support the weight of the construction, if you attach it to another building. This simple shape has many advantages, as it provides a significant storage space, while keeping the expenditures at a low level.
Work with great care and with good judgement, if you want to save money and obtain a professional result. As you can see in the image, you have to cut the top of the wall studs at 17.5?, in order to obtain a proper slope for the roof. Secure the wall frame to the floor, by inserting 3” wood screws trough the bottom plate in the joists. Build the wall frames on a sturdy surface, making sure you assemble the structures properly. Use a good saw with a sharp blade to make the cuts, otherwise you might tear the edges of the siding.
In order to get the job done properly, we recommend you to attach first 1×4 trims to the edges of the roof. Therefore, fill the gaps with a good sealer and protect the lumber from rot, by applying several coats of waterproof paint or wood stain.
Don’t forget to share our projects with your friends and LIKE us, by using the social media widgets, if you want to be the first that gets our latest articles and to help us create more free plans. From our experience, you should always adjust the size and the design of the bar, as to fit your needs and tastes. Drive nails trough the trims or dill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and insert screws. If you are all about rustic charm and you want to keep the costs down, you need to pay attention to these wood bar plans. My trailer-lift project may have been my most gratifying project, but my shed has been the most useful. For building a shed under a deck, you can screw sheets of corrugated metal or fibreglass roofing to the furring strips. Make sure you work with attention and plan everything from the very beginning, if you want to prevent potential issues. In addition, leave about  2-3″ between the wall and the joists, in order to get a proper result.
After setting the boards to the joists string a chalk line from one end to the other, as to check for depressions and bulges. Don’t forget to share our projects with your friends, by using the social media widgets. In addition, if you don’t have a large backyard or you want to keep costs under control, you could attach the shed to an existing building, such as your house or a garage. On the other hand, if you want to build a free-standing construction, you need to use several concrete piers or pour several concrete footings. Insert 3” screws trough the bottom and top plates directly into the wall studs, after pre-drilling several holes. Use quality materials, making sure they are weather-resistant (cedar, redwood, pine), especially if you are going to place the bar in your garden.
I decided to put my shed entry on the left side of the deck, so I had to dig the hillside down and create a patio for the doorway.
Good thing I allowed space for the concrete to heave in winter… because it did just that! Use quality pressure-treated lumber, otherwise the frame won’t be rigid enough to support your weight. Nevertheless, you should leave about 1″ from the edges, in order to prevent the wood from splitting. This project can be done in just an weekend  by any person with basic woodworking skills, if the right plans are used. You can cut and install wood lattice around the deck foundation, so as to hide the storage area from view. I am currently looking for someone to build me one like this so I can park the motorcycles during the winter clearing the garage for the cars!.
For this purpose thicker lattice should be used, as it holds up better than the thinner lattice.




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