Portable 6×8 Saltbox Shed Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about 6×8 saltbox shed plans. The project features instructions for building a 6×8 shed that has a great look and it also comes with significant storage space. The 4×4 skids placed under the floor frame make moving it from one location to another. Check out PART 2 of the article to see how to frame the roof of the shed.

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Portable 6×8 Saltbox Shed Plans

Building a saltbox shed

Building a saltbox shed

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 96″ long SKIDS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 7 pieces – 69″ long JOISTS
  • C -2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long FLOOR
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 65″ long, 4 pieces – 62″ long 2xSIDE WALL
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 6 pieces – 62″ long BACK WALL
  • E – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 32″ long, 1 piece – 96″ long, 4 pieces – 77″ long FRONT WALL
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 29″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long TOP RIDGE
  • G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x84″ long, 4 pieces – 48″69 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x69 1/4″ long SIDING

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Building a 6×8 saltbox shed

Building the floor frame

Building the floor frame

The first step of the project is to build the frame of the floor. Use 2×6 lumber for the joists. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes through the rim joists and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components.

Attaching the skids

Attaching the skids

Attach the 4×4 skids to the floor frame. Align the components and use metal connectors to lock them together tightly.

Attaching the flooring sheets

Attaching the flooring sheets

Attach the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the joists, as shown in the diagram. Leave no gaps between the sheets and secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the joists.

Framing the back wall

Framing the back wall

Build the back wall from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions and align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs equally spaced.

Building the front wall

Building the front wall

Frame the front wall using the same techniques described above. Build a double header for the door from 2×4 beams.

Header

Header

Fit a piece of 1/2″ plywood from the header components to fill the gap.

Fitting the front and back walls

Fitting the front and back walls

Fit the front and the back walls to the floor of the shed. Use a spirit level to plumb the walls before securing them into place temporarily with 2×4 braces. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the floor of the shed.

Building the side walls

Building the side walls

Build the side walls from 2×4 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions and align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs.

Assembling the frame of the shed

Assembling the frame of the shed

Fit the walls to the floor of the shed, as shown in the plans. Make sure the edges are flush. Make sure the corners are square and lock the adjacent walls together using 2 1/2″ screws.

Fitting the front wall

Fitting the front wall

Attach the 5/8″ T1-11 siding to the front of the shed. Mark the cut lines and get the job done with a circular saw, so that the sheets can fit around the door opening. Align the edges with attention and secure the sheets into place with 1 5/8″ nails.

Back wall

Back wall

Fit the sheets to the back of the shed, in the same manner described above.

Fitting the side walls

Fitting the side walls

Attach the siding sheets to the sides of the saltbox shed. Align the sheets to the top plates.

Fitting the top ridge

Fitting the top ridge

Fit the 2×4 supports to the top plates of the side walls. Use corner brackets to lock the supports to the side walls. Afterwards, attach the 2×6 top ridge into place. Use metal connectors to lock the beam into place. Make sure the supports are plumb and check if the corners are square.

Free saltbox shed plans

Free saltbox shed plans

Make sure you take a look over PART 2 of the project, to learn more about how to build the saltbox roof, as well as the front door.

6x8 shed plans

6×8 shed plans

The 6×8 shed seen from one side has a really nice and rustic appearance. All you have to do is select the right colors that match the style of your house.

Portable 6x8 Saltbox Shed Plans

Portable 6×8 Saltbox 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 build the roof for the stylish saltbox storage shed.

 

 

This woodworking project was about portable saltbox shed 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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