6×8 Wood Shed Roof Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about 6×8 wood shed roof plans. The project features instructions for building a saltbox roof for a 6×8 wood storage shed. This shed has a saltbox roof, so if you want a really unique look, this is the project to go after. Check out PART 1 of the article to see how to frame the main structure of the shed. Don’t forget to take a look over the rest of firewood shed plans

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. Read the local building codes before starting the project, as you might need a building permit. In addition, level the area and remove the vegetation layer.

 

 

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6×8 Wood Shed Roof Plans

Building a 6x8 shed

Building a 6×8 shed

 

  • H – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 6 pieces – 60″ long RAFTERS
  • I – 18 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 71 1/4″ long SIDES
  • J – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 2 1/4″x48″ long, 1 piece – 19″x60″ long, 2 pieces – 40 3/4″x60″ long ROOF
  • K – 80 sq ft of tar paper, 80 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • L – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 100 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 49″ long, 2 pieces – 57 1/4″ long TRIMS

  • 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 36 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 6′
  • 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
  • 80 sq ft of tar paper, 80 sq ft of asphalt shingles
  • 100 pieces of 3 1/2″ screws
  • 500 pieces of 1 5/8″ screws/brad nails

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Building a saltbox roof

Build the front rafters

Build the front rafters

The first step of the project is to build the front rafters or the saltbox firewood shed. Cut one end of the 2×4 beams at 60 degrees. Afterwards, make the notches to the rafter, using the information from the diagram.

Back rafters

Back rafters

Continue by making the back rafters for the shed. Cut one end of the 2×4 beams at 45 degrees/ Mark the cut lines on the beams and get the job done with a circular saw.

Fitting the roof rafters

Fitting the roof rafters

Next, attach the rafters to the top of the shed, as shown in the plans. Place the rafters equally-spaced for a professional result. Align everything with attention, drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the top plates. and into the top ridge.

Attaching the side slats

Attaching the side slats

Attach the 1×6 slats to the sides of the shed, as shown in the plans. Leave no gaps between the slats and secure them to the framing with 1 5/8″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.

Building the saltbox ends slats

Building the saltbox ends slats

Build the slats for the saltbox ends, as seen in the diagram. As you can notice, you need to make angle cuts to both sides of the slats.

Saltbox ends

Saltbox ends

Attach the slats to the sides, as shown in the plans. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats to the framing.

 

Side trims

Side trims

Build the side trims for the shed from 2×4 lumber. Make angle cuts at one end of the slats at 74.5 degrees.

Fitting the side trims

Fitting the side trims

Attach the trims to the sides of the saltbox shed. Use 1 5/8″ finishing nails to lock the trims to the sides of the shed.

Front roofing

Front roofing

Attach 3/4″ plywood sheets to the front of the shed. Align the edges with attention and secure the sheets to the rafters using 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″.

Attaching the back roofing

Attaching the back roofing

Attach the plywood sheets to the back of the shed. Align the sheets with attention and lock them into place with 1 5/8″ screws. Leave no gaps between the sheets.

Fitting the rafter trims

Fitting the rafter trims

Afterwards, attach 2×6 trims to the end of the rafters. Use 2 1/2″ brad nails to lock the trims to the rafters, as shown in the diagram.

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. In addition, cut a 12″ piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.

Stylish firewood shed plans

Stylish firewood shed plans

The new firewood storage shed is ready to go, if you assembled everything tightly. Work with attention and double check all the joints, for a professional result.

6x8 wood storage shed

6×8 wood storage shed

The saltbox shed seen from one side looks very rustic. Building one is a bold statement, as it doesn’t only have an utilitarian purpose.

How to build a saltbox firewood shed

How to build a saltbox firewood shed

You can build several units, if you want to store even more firewood.

6x8 Firewood Shed Plans

6×8 Firewood Shed Plans

Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-200 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

Top Tip: Check out the rest of the project, to learn how to frame the shed. Take a look of PART 1.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 6×8 firewood 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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2 Comments »

  1. Raffaele Bevilacqua at - Reply

    Hi,
    I actually am using your Saltbox shed and Saltbox roof plans. I was reviewing the rafter, front and rear, measurements. I noticed that there wasn’t a measurement for the front rafter notch cut like you show for the rear raft notch cut. Why is that? I was able to use some geometry to figure out that notch angle and calculate the length, but it sure would have been nice to have it noted.

    Thanks,
    Raffaele Bevilacqua

    • Julian at -

      For this project, the large notch for the front rafters is 3″ wide. Hope that helps.

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