4×8 Ice Shack Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 4×8 ice shanty roof plans. This is PART 2 of the ice shanty, where I show you everything you want to know about framing the lean roof and how to build the door. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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4×8 Ice Shack Roof Plans

Building a 4x8 ice shanty

Building a 4×8 ice shanty

 

  • H – 4 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x83 1/2″ long SIDING
  • I – 5 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 50″ long RAFTERS
  • J – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x49 1/2″ long ROOF
  • K – 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • L – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 32″x81″ long, 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 78″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long DOOR

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How to build a 4×8 Ice Shack roof

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

First of all, you need to build the rafters for the ice shack. Therefore, you need to start my making 14.5 degree cuts to both ends of the 2×2 beams.

Making the birdsmouth cuts

Making the birdsmouth cuts

The next step of the project is to make the birdsmouth cuts to the beams. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a professional result.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the ice shack. Place the rafters to the top of the shack, every 24″ on center. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tight.

Tall side wall sheets

Tall side wall sheets

Continue the project by fitting the panels to the tall side wall of the ice fishing shack. You can use 1/2″ or 3/4″ plywood according to your budget. Fit the panels to the wall frame and align them with the top plates. Insert 4-6d nails every 8″ along the framing, so you can secure the sheets into place tightly.

Side wall sheets

Side wall sheets

Fit the panels to the opposite side of the shelter. Align the edges with attention and make the cuts to the window opening, as shown in the diagram. Use 4-6d nails to secure the panels into place tightly, every 8″.

Back wall sheets

Back wall sheets

Cut the panel for the back wall of the ice shack. Use 4-6d nails to lock the nails into place tightly. Insert the nails every 8″ along the framing.

Front wall sheet

Front wall sheet

Fit the panel to the front wall, as well. Make the cuts around the door opening and then insert 4-6d nails to lock it into place tightly. Insert the nails every 8″ along the framing.

Building the door

Building the door

Build the door for the shack from the panel that you have cut out in the previous step and 2×2 lumber. Use 2″ nails to secure the panels to the frame. Use 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the door frame in a professional manner.

Fitting the door

Fitting the door

Fit the door to the opening and then secure it to the frame with hinges. Install a latch and handles to the door and then make sure it opens and closes easily.

4x8 Ice shanty Plans - Front door

4×8 Ice shanty Plans – Front door

This ice shanty is small but sturdy, so you can move it easily. Make sure you take a look over PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the floor and the frame for the ice shack. I also have other ice shack designs, so make sure you take a look over them, as well: 6×8 ice shack, 6×6 portable ice shack.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof with tar paper and then install the asphalt shingles. Fit the drip edges appropriately, for a professional result. Install the side window to the frame of the shed, as well.

4x8 Ice Fishing Shack Plans

4×8 Ice Fishing Shack Plans

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, you have to fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint over the component, to protect them from decay. Take care of the rest of the details (door traps, stove and so on).

 

 

This woodworking project was about 4×8 ice shack roof plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.

 

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