This step by step diy project is about ice shanty roof plans. This is PART 2 of the ice shanty, where I show you everything you want to know about framing the lean roof. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Ice Shanty Roof Plans
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- H – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x95 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 24″x95 3/4″ long, 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x76 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 24″x76 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x95 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x89 1/2″ long SIDING
- I – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 75″ long, 2 pieces – 13″ long, 2 pieces – 6 3/4″ long RAFTERS
- I – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 77″ long, 2 pieces – 74 1/2″ long ROOF TRIMS
- J – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x75″ long, 1 piece – 30 1/2″x75″ long ROOF
- K – 60 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- L – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 73 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 37″ long JAMBS
- M – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 30″x73 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 66 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 30″ long, 1 piece – 23″ long DOOR
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 6 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 5 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 10 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 60 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- shed hinges
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- PART 1: Ice Shanty Plans
- PART 2: Ice Shanty Roof Plans
How to build a ice shanty lean to roof
Build the rafters for the ice shanty from 2×2 lumber. Make 15 degrees cuts to both ends of the rafters.
Fit the rafters to the top of the ice shack. Place the rafters every 24″ on center. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws through the rafters into the plates.
Build the supports for the lean to ends from 2×2 lumber. Make 15 degree cuts to the top of the supports. Fit the supports to the sides and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit 1/2″ plywood to the back of the shanty. Cut the panels at the right dimensions and then attach them into place. Use 6-8d nails to secure the panels into place tightly. Insert the nails every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the 1/2″ plywood to the sides of the shack. Make cuts to the panel so you can fit it around the window opening. Insert 6-8d nails to secure the panels into place tightly.
Fit the 1/2″ panels to the other side of the shack, as well. Secure the panels into place with 6-8d nails.
Fit the sheets to the front of the shack, as well, using the same techniques described above.
Build the roof trims for the roof of the shack from 1×4 lumber. Make angle cuts to both ends of the front and back roof trims.
Fit the trims to shack, using 2″ brad nails.
Cut the 3/4″ plywood sheets for the roof of the ice shanty. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, so you can lock them into place tightly. Insert the screws, every 8″ along the rafters for a professional result. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a neat result.
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.
Fit the 1×4 trims around the door opening. Make sure the edges are flush and insert 2″ brad nails to lock them into place.
Build the door from 1/2″ plywood and 1×4 lumber. Align the trims to the edges of the door panel. Add glue to the joints and insert 1 1/4″ nails. Use the panel that you have cut out around the door opening, when installing the exterior walls.
Fit the door to the opening and lock it to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch and handles, so you can open and close the door properly.
After installing the windows, you could fit 1×4 trims around them, to enhance the look of the shack.
You need to check out PART 1 of the shed, so you learn how to build the frame for the ice fishing house. As I have already pointed out, this is a light version of my other designs, so you can move it from one location to the other. Make sure you adjust the design and the structure to suit your needs.
This woodworking project was about ice shanty 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.