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.
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. Read the local building codes before starting the project, as you might need a building permit. In addition, level the area and remove the vegetation layer.
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Portable 6×8 Saltbox Shed Plans
- 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
- 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
- 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 20 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 7 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 siding – 4’8′
- 500 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
- 200 pieces of 3 1/2″ screws
- 300 pieces of 1 5/8″ screws/brad nails
Building a 6×8 saltbox shed
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.
Attach the 4×4 skids to the floor frame. Align the components and use metal connectors to lock them together tightly.
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.
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.
Frame the front wall using the same techniques described above. Build a double header for the door from 2×4 beams.
Fit a piece of 1/2″ plywood from the header components to fill the gap.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fit the sheets to the back of the shed, in the same manner described above.
Attach the siding sheets to the sides of the saltbox shed. Align the sheets to the top plates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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