4×8 Barn Shed – PART 2

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This step by step diy project is about 4×8 barn shed plans. This is PART 2 of the small gambrel shed project, where I show you how to build the door and how to attach the decorative trims. Make sure you check the local codes and make adjustments to the plans, if required. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

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.

 

 

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4×8 Barn Shed – PART 2

Building a 4x8 barn shed

Building a 4×8 barn shed

 

  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 41″ long, 4 pieces – 69″ long, 1 piece – 20 1/2″ long BACK WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 82 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 32″long, 6 pieces – 3″ long FRONT WALL
  • G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x72″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x96″ long EXTERIOR WALLS
  • I – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood –  18 1/2″x96″ long ROOF
  • – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 19″ long TRIMS
  • K – 110 sq ft of tar paper, 110 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • L – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 79″ long, 1 piece – 36 1/2″ long JAMBS
  • M – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 32″x79″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 32″ long, 2 pieces – 72″ long, 1 piece – 25″ long DOOR
  • N – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 72″ long, 4 pieces – 90 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 43 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 2 1/2″ long TRIMS

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How to build a 4×8 gambrel shed – PART 2

Front wall frame

Front wall frame

Use 2×4 lumber for the front wall frame. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to cut the components at the right size and dimensions and then lock them together with screws. Use 1/2″ plywood for the double header. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges.

Back wall frame

Back wall frame

Use 2×4 lumber for the back wall frame. As you can see in the diagram, you need to cut the components and then lock them together. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Side panels

Side panels

Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.

Front wall panel

Front wall panel

Fit  the T1-11 siding sheet to the front of the shed. Align the edges with attention and then use a saw to make the cuts around the door opening. Align the edges with attention and insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing.

Back wall

Back wall

Fit the T1-11 siding sheet to the back of the shed, as well. Align the edges with attention and insert the nails every 8″ along the framing.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Cut the sheets for the roof from 3/4″ plywood and then fit them to the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.

Front and back roof trims

Front and back roof trims

Fit the 2×4 trims to the front and back of the shed. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and then lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Leave no gaps between the trims and align the edges flush.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof with tar paper and then install the asphalt shingles. Make sure you also install the appropriate drip edges, so you can seal the shed roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for a tight fit.

Jambs

Jambs

Use 1×4 lumber for the jambs. Use a saw to make the cuts, as shown in the diagram.

Fitting the door jambs

Fitting the door jambs

Fit the jambs around the door opening. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the trims into place tightly.

Front door

Front door

Build the door panels from T1-11 siding and the trims from 1×4 lumber. Use 1 1/4 screws to lock the panels to the trims. Add glue to the joints and align the edges flush.

Fitting the front door

Fitting the front door

Fit the door to the front of the shed and secure it to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch to lock the door into place tightly.

Side wall trims

Side wall trims

Fit the 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.

Back wall trims

Back wall trims

Fit the 1×4 trims to the back of the shed, as well.

Fitting the front wall trims

Fitting the front wall trims

Last but not least, you need to attach the trims to the front of the 4×8 gambrel shed. Check out PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the floor and the frame of the shed.

4x8 Barn Shed Plans

4×8 Barn Shed Plans

I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project. See all my shed projects HERE.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 4×8 barn shed 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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