Botan 12×16 Lean-to Roof Storage Shed Plan

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12x16 lean to storage shed

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The 12’x16’ Botan Storage Shed provides plenty of headroom with a 9-foot ceiling, and just as impressive is the 192 square feet of floor space. Everything from riding lawn mowers to 4-wheelers and snowmobiles can be easily driven into the shed using the provided access ramp and 5’x6’ open entry doors. There’s also lots of room for smaller machinery like push mowers, rototillers, chainsaws, weed eaters, and portable generators. The louvered vent provides fresh air flow and an exhaust outlet for running a portable generator for lights and power tools or propane and kerosene heaters in cold weather conditions. The interior wall space also offers a lot of options for storage racks, shelving or accessories for hanging garden tools.



Roof type Lean-to Door type Double door

Depth (ft.)


Door size (in.)

56 x 72

Width (ft.)


Door ramp size (in.)

49.75 x 108.75

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12x16 lean to storage shed plan


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The 12’x16’ Botan Storage Shed plan is a step by step design for beginners or intermediate skill levels. It incorporates detailed sections with additional steps to build the shed. Every section includes 3-D drawings the accurately shows the measurements as well as illustrations of the finished product. The material list is very well thought out as it includes all of the required lumber, roofing materials, fasteners, hardware, foundation materials, and miscellaneous accessories. The plan is engineered for the average homeowner with directions that are easy to understand. The illustrations provide excellent examples of how the finished section should look when it’s completed. The sections also include the correct nail and screw sizes for every application as well as the properly required door hinges. The shed plan features a square wooden louvered vent for increased air circulation that cuts down on condensation. The plan shows how to build the doors as well as the access ramp, and it provides a solid foundation made of approximately 225 bricks on top of a concrete footing for years of durability and low maintenance.



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FAQs & Answers


1. Do I need a permit?

A: In most local townships and municipalities, if a shed is less than 100sqft, you do not need a permit. For sheds more than 100sqft, it’s always best to go to your local town office and inquire about a building permit. 

2. How much it would cost me to build?

A: According to most building cost estimator programs, the average cost for materials to build a shed is about $22.85 per square foot. For example, an 8’x10’ shed equals 80sqft x $22.85 = $1,828.00.  

3. How much time will I need to build it?

A: The size of the shed plays a role in how long it will take to build it. An average 8’x10’ shed can be built in 3 to 4 days from start to finish.  

4. Do I need expensive tools or large equipment?

A: You do not need expensive tools, a typical miter and table saw will work just fine. You will also need basic hand tools, corded drill or cordless screw gun, standard 7 1/4’ skill saw, and a variety of garden tools for the foundation. 

5. Can I move my shed to another location?

A: You can move your shed to another location; however, a new foundation will need to be installed. Additionally, interior bracing, heavy-duty straps, and a small crane or front-end loader may be required to safely lift the structure to put it on a trailer or move it to another location on the property.

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