8×8 Lean to Shed Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 8×8 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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8×8 Shed Roof Plans

Building a 8x8 lean to shed

Building a 8×8 lean to shed

 

  • G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x95 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x88″ long SIDING
  • H – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 10″ long, 2 pieces – 7″ long, 2 pieces – 3 1/4″ long RAFTER
  • I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long ROOF
  • – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 100 1/4″ long TRIMS
  • K – 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • L – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 91 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 94″ long, 2 pieces – 75 3/4″ long TRIMS
  • M – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 81 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
  • N – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x81 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 74 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long DOOR

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How to build a lean to shed

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the shed from 2×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the beams and the get the job done with a circular saw.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the 8×8 lean to shed, every 24″ on center. Use screws and rafter ties to secure the rafters into place tightly.

Side roof supports

Side roof supports

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

Side siding

Side siding

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

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Fit the 3/4″ plywood to the top of the shed. Align the edges with attention and then insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the rafters. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.

Fitting the trims

Fitting the trims

Fit 2×6 lumber to the sides of the roof and 1×6 trims to the front and back of the shed. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock 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.

Building the door

Building the door

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 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.

Fitting the doors

Fitting the 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 the 1×3 trims to the sides of the shed. Make angle cuts to the top of the trims and then secure them into place with 2″ brad nails.

Back trims

Back trims

Fit the trims to the back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and secure the trims into place tightly with 2″ brad nails.

Front trims

Front trims

Fit trims to the front of the shed, as well. Align the trims into place and then insert the brad nails to lock them into place tightly.

8x8 Lean to shed plans - Back view

8×8 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.

8x8 Lean to shed plans

8×8 Lean to shed plans

You need to check out PART 1 of the 8×8 shed 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 8×8 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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