This step by step diy project is about 8×8 gambrel shed plans. This is a small shed with a gambrel roof. If you need storage space for your backyard, but you want to do it with style, this is the shed to consider. The shed featured double doors to the front and 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.
Projects made from these plans
8×8 Gambrel Shed Plans
- A – 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long SKIDS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 93″long FLOOR
- C – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long FLOORING
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 1 piece – 89″ long, 9 pieces – 75″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 96″ long, 1 piece – 89″ long, 4 pieces – 75″ long, 2 pieces – 69 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 75″ long FRONT WALL
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 1 piece – 96″ long, 7 piece – 75″ long BACK WALL
- G – 8 pieces of T1-11 siding – 81″ long EXTERIOR WALLS
How to build a 8×8 gambrel shed
The first step of the project is to build the floor frame. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then lay them on a level surface. Use 2×6 lumber for the joists. Drill pilot holes through the rim joists and then insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular beams. Place the joists every 16″ on center, as in the diagram. Check if the corners are right angled for a professional result.
Fit 4×4 skids under the floor frame. Align the edges and use rafter ties to secure the skids to the frame of the floor. Select the right location for the shed and then remove the vegetation layer. Compact a thick layer of gravel and make sure the surface is level.
Fit the 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood to the floor frame. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Continue the project by assembling the front wall frame. Use 2×4 lumber for the front wall frame. Use 2×6 lumber for the double header. 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. Build a double header for the door from 2×4 lumber and 1/2″ plywood. You can adjust the size of the door opening to suit your needs.
Build the frame for the side walls from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and place the studs every 16″ on center. Place double studs at both ends of the wall frames.
Build the back wall for the shed using the same techniques described above and the information from the diagram.
Fit the wall frames to the floor of the shed. Align the edges with attention and plumb the walls with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor. Lock the adjacent walls together tightly using 3 1/2″ screws.
Fit the sheets to the front of the shed. As you can see in the diagram, you need to make the cuts so you create the door opening.
Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the sides and to the back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing.
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