6×8 Lean to Shed Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 6×8 shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the storage shed project, where I show you how to build the lean to roof for the project. In addition, I show you how to build the door and how to fit the decorative trims. 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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6×8 Lean to Shed Roof Plans

Building a 6x8 Lean to shed

Building a 6×8 Lean to shed

 

  • H – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x85 1/2″ long SIDING
  • I – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 4 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 10″ long RAFTER
  • J – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long ROOF
  • – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 100 1/4″ long TRIMS
  • L – 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • M – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 75 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 76″ long TRIMS
  • O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 83″ long, 1 piece – 67″ long JAMBS
  • P – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 30″x83″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 76″ long, 2 pieces – 30″ long, 1 piece – 23″ long DOOR

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Building a 6×8 lean to shed roof

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

First of all, you need to build the rafters for the lean to shed, using 2×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the shed. Place the rafters every 24″ on center and then lock them into place with screws and rafter ties.

Side roof supports

Side roof supports

Fit 2×4 supports to the sides of the shed. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and then lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.

Side siding

Side siding

Cut the side exterior walls from T1-11 siding and attach them to the sides, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges flush and insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the shed. Leave no gaps between the sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.

Fitting the roof trims

Fitting the roof trims

Fit 2×6 lumber to the sides of the rood and 1×6 trims to the front and back of the shed. Use 2 1/2″ nails to secure the trims into place tightly.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof of the shed with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under. Read the instructions labeled on the asphalt shingle packs before installing them into place tightly. Start with the bottom left side of the roof and install them all the way to the top.

Fitting the jambs

Fitting the jambs

Fit 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Make sure the edges are flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws, so you can lock the jambs into place tightly.

Building the doors

Building the doors

Build the door panels from T1-11 siding and 2×4 lumber. Align the trims to the door panels and then insert 2″ brad nails through the panel into the trims. Add glue to the joints for a professional result.

Fitting the double doors

Fitting the double doors

Fit the double doors to the opening and then attach hinges to lock them to the jambs. Install a latch to lock the doors and handles so you open and close them.

Side trims

Side trims

Fit 1×3 trims to the sides of the shed. Cut the trims at the right size and them make an angle cut to the top. Fit the trims to the sides of the shed, align the edges flush and insert 2″ brad nails, so you can lock them into place tightly. Insert the nails every 8″ along the frame.

Front trims

Front trims

Fit the 1×3 trims to the front of the shed. Align the edges flush and use 2″ brad nails to secure them into place tightly.

Back trims

Back trims

Fit the 1×3 trims to the back of the shed, as well. Align the edges flush before inserting the brad nails.

6x8 Lean to shed plans - Back view

6×8 Lean to shed plans – Back view

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components, so you can protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the shed.

6x8 Lean to shed plans - Front view

6×8 Lean to shed plans – Front view

You need to check out PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed. I have a lot more shed projects on the site, so take a look over the rest of the designs.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 6×8 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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