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4×8 Storage shed plan

  • Uses: storage, workshop, firewood, bike storage
  • Full list of materials and hardware
  • Cut list for wooden components
  • Blueprints with detailed measurements
  • Color diagrams to enhance written directions
  • Details on how to site and install the foundation
  • Instructions for building a lean-to roof
  • Plans for building your own windows and doors
  • Diagrams for building a louvered vent system


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Build Your Own Modern Shed for Sports Equipment, Tools, Hobbies, and More

Do you need to create more storage but have a small yard enough? Don’t worry; there is a storage shed for every backyard. This 4×8 storage shed provides about 32 square feet of storage space, enough for most people’s backyard storage needs.

Without taking up a lot of space in your yard, this shed creates a great storage space that you can use to keep balls, playing boots, skateboards, hockey sticks, bikes, small-sized pieces of outdoor furniture, and other items organized and protected from weather elements. You can add hooks to the 8′ – 4 1/2″ height walls to create vertical storage for rakes, garden hoes, and other items you may hang there.

The shed features a standard 2′ – 8″ width door for easy moving items in and out. A square-sided window has been installed to illuminate the space and keep it from feeling cramped, even when brimming with things. There are also vents to ensure proper ventilation, which provides whatever is stored in the shed remains in good condition.

Structurally, the shed is built using pressure-treated lumber, which stands well against weather. You can trust the shed to last you years.

You can turn this shed into a versatile structure if you are creative enough. The shed is suited for a workshop, kids’ playroom, home office, and other innovative applications. Because it is majorly wooden, you can always finish it to your liking.

3 Reasons to Build 4x8 Lean-to Storage Shed


DIY and Save Up to $500

Hiring a carpenter to build a custom shed is costly. Building a shed yourself? You keep an extra $500 in your pocket.


32 sq. ft. Extra Space

Declutter your life with a storage shed that can free up to 32 sq. ft. in your house. Then relax and enjoy your home again.


Increase Property Value

Future homebuyers will love your wooden shed as much as you do. A great shed boosts your overall property value.

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4x8 Storage shed facts and figures

4x8 storage shed
4'-1 1/2" W x 8'-1 1/2" L x 9'-10 1/4"H
Materials Cost:
$17-$24 per square foot
Plywood sheathing, clapboard siding, asphalt shingles
Roof type:
32 square feet
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Plywood sheathing
Choice of paint or stain

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Based on 23 reviews.
A nice set of plans to give us an idea… A nice set of plans to give us an idea of what it costs to build on site vs buying a prefab structure, and the quality differences between them. This set of plans is "bomb proof" according to my local lumberyard guy. 2x6 joists on 12" centers, compared to 2x4s on 24" centers for the prefab models. A real foundation, not just some 4x4 skids. It looks like a major amount of work, but the result could be a really nice garden shed sturdy enough to house our commercial-grade chipper as well as the big mower.
Getting my plans was so easy. Getting my plans was so easy, I picked the plan I wanted I paid for it I downloaded it instantly.
James Isbrandt
James Isbrandt
The price for plans is way too high The price for plans is way too high, but the plans are fairly decent. You DO have to know a little something about construction and adjustments of measurements, but for the most part, not too bad.
Excellent detail of materials list and… Excellent detail of materials list and constructions specifications
Rey davis
Rey davis
Excellent Excellent plans and customer support
Chad Davis
Chad Davis
Concise and Detailed The plans were concise and contained everything I needed. The images were extremely helpful as well as the cut list.
A little hard to follow in some places A little hard to follow in some places
A+++++++++++ A+++++++++++
John Turgeon
John Turgeon
The plans are missing a critical step The plans were missing a critical step, and my original message to Shedplans wasn't received. I received a message from them after posting my problem here, and they subsequently sent me the revised instructions. Very grateful for their follow-up. Now if lumber prices would just return to normal....
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