8×8 Loafing Shed Saltbox Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 8×8 loafing shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the 8×8 shed for small animals, where I show you how to build the saltbox roof and how to fit the 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.

 

 

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8×8 Loafing Shed Saltbox Roof Plans

Building a 8x8 loafing shed

Building a 8×8 loafing shed

 

  • E – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x118 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x114 1/4″ long SIDING
  • F – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 85″ long, 1 pieces – 54″ long, 1 piece – 51 3/4″ long 7xTRUSS
  • G – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 6″x96″ long, 1 piece – 36″x96″ long ROOFING
  • H – 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • I – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 84 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 4 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 100 1/4″ long ROOF TRIMS
  • J – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 75 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 24″ long, 1 piece – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 80″ long, 2 pieces – 101 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 100″ long, 2 pieces – 77 1/2″ long TRIMS

  • 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 14 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
  • 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
  • 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
  • 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 10′
  • 7 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10′
  • 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10′
  • 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x10′
  • 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles
  • 2″ nails
  • 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
  • wood filler wood glue, stain/paint

 One week

 

 

How to build a 8×8 saltbox shed roof

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the shed. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a saw. Make the birdsmouth cuts to the beams, as shown in the diagram. Smooth the edges with attention.

Bottom rafters

Bottom rafters

Lay the rafters on a level surface and then fit the bottom rafter.

Fitting the gussets

Fitting the gussets

Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Mark the cut lines on the sheet and get the job done with a circular saw. Fit the gussets over the joints and then insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Fitting the trusses

Fitting the trusses

Fit the trusses to the top of the shed. Place the trusses every 16″ on center and plumb them vertically. Use rafter ties to lock the trusses to the top plates tightly.

Side siding panels

Side siding panels

Fit the T1-11 siding panels to the sides of the shed. Make cuts to the sheets and align the edges flush. Insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the shed. Cut the sheets to the right dimensions and align the edges with attention. Insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters. Leave no gaps between the sheets.

Side roof trims

Side roof trims

Use 2×6 lumber for the side roof trims. Make cuts to the beams and then smooth the edges thoroughly.

Fitting the side roof trims

Fitting the side roof trims

Fit the trims to the sides of the shed roof. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Front and back roof trims

Front and back roof trims

Fit 1×6 trims to the front and to the back of the roof. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails to lock them 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.

Front opening trims

Front opening trims

Fit the 1×4 trims around the door opening. Cut the trims to the right size and shape and then use 2″ nails, to lock them into place tightly.

Side trims

Side trims

Ft 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and use 2″ nails to secure them into place.

Front wall trims

Front wall trims

Fit the trims to the front of the shed, as well.

Fitting the back trims

Fitting the back trims

Last but not least, fit the 1×4 trims to the back of the shed. Use 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.

8x8 Loafing shed plans - side view

8×8 Loafing shed plans – side view

Take a look over PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the 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.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 8×8 loafing shed roof plans free. 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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