4×8 Bike Shed Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 4×8 bike shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the bike shed project, where I show you how to frame the lean to roof. This small shed has 6′ tall walls and a roof with a steep slope, so it can drain water and snow. 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 Attached Shed Roof Plans

Building a bike shed

Building a bike shed

 

  • G – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 26 1/2″x48″ long SIDING
  • H – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 9 pieces – 19 1/2″ long TOP WALL
  • I – 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 61 1/2″ long RAFTERS
  • J – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 13 1/2″x96″ long ROOF
  • – 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • L – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 62 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 100 1/4″ long, 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 100 1/4″ long TRIMS

 One week

 

 

Building a Bike Shed Roof

Top back wall frame

Top back wall frame

The first step of the project is to build the top frame for the tall side wall. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center, for a professional result.

Fitting the top frame

Fitting the top frame

Fit the wall frame to the top of the back wall. Align the edges with attention and plumb it with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2′ screws into the wall.

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

Build the shed rafters from 2×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. Make sure you take accurate measurements, otherwise the rafters won’t fit into place properly

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, every 16″ on center. Use rafter ties to lock the rafters into place tightly.

Lean to end panels

Lean to end panels

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

Fitting the back wall panels

Fitting the back wall panels

Attach the T1-11 siding panels to the tall side wall of the shed. Align the panels to the top edge and then insert 4-6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Roof sheets

Roof sheets

Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.

Fitting the roof trims

Fitting the roof trims

Fit 2×6 trims to the sides of the roof. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws. Fit 1×6 trims to the front of the shed and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.

Back trim

Back trim

Fit the 1×8 trim to the tall side of the shed. Align the edges and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock it into place tightly.

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.

How to build a bike shed

How to build a bike shed

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. Moreover, check out PART 1 of the shed, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed. Check out PART 3 of the shed, so you learn how to build the front door.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 4×8 bike shed roof plans. 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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