8×8 Small Shed Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 8×8 small shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the outdoor project, where I show you how to frame the gable roof for the 8×8 shed. 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 Small Shed Roof Plans

Building a small garden shed

Building a small garden shed

 

  • – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 20 1/4″x48″ long SIDING
  • G – 10 pieces 2×4 lumber – 60″ long, 5 pieces – 41 1/4″ long RAFTERS
  • H – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 12″x96″ long ROOF
  • I – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 60 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 100 1/4″ long TRIMS
  • J – 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING

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Building a small 8×8 shed roof

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the gable shed. Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth. Make 20 degree cuts to both ends of the rafters.

Fitting the bottom rafter

Fitting the bottom rafter

Build the bottom rafters from 2×4 lumber. Cut both ends of the components at 20 degrees and then fit them to the trusses. Align the edges with attention. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.

Fitting the gussets

Fitting the gussets

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

Fitting the trusses

Fitting the trusses

Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheets and then get the job done with a circular saw. Fit the gussets to the joints and align the edges flush. Insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the gussets into place tightly.

 

Fitting the trusses

Fitting the trusses

Fit the trusses to the top of the shed. Place the trusses every 24″ on center and then lock them to the top plates with rafter ties. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses vertically before locking them into place tightly.

Gable end supports

Gable end supports

Fit 2×4 supports to the front and back of the shed, so you can install the gable end panels. Toe nail the supports into place, after making sure the edges are flush.

Fitting the gable end panels

Fitting the gable end panels

Cut the panels for the gable ends from T1-11 siding and then attach them to the supports. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the panels for a professional result.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof sheets. Cut the panels at the right dimensions then attach them to the top of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters, so you can lock them into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.

Front and back roof trims

Front and back roof trims

Build the 2×6 trims for the from and back of the roof shed. Make the cuts to the trims and then lock them into place with 2 1/2″ brad nails.

Fitting side trims

Fitting side trims

Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed. Use 2″ brad nails to lock the trims to the end of the rafters.

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 large piece for the top ridge. 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.

Small Garden Shed Plans - Side view

Small Garden Shed Plans – Side view

Make sure you check out PART 3 of the project, to learn how to build the double doors and how to fit the window trims. In addition, it would be a good idea to check out PART 1 of the project, where I show you how to build the floor and the wall frames.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 8×8 small 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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