This step by step diy woodworking project is about wood storage shed roof plans. The project features instructions for building the roof for the 4×4 saltbox shed. This is the second part of the firewood shed project, so make sure you take a look over the first part to learn more about building the frame. Make sure you check out the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.
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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4×4 Firewood Shed Roof Plans
- F – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x91 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 48″x91″ long, 1 piece – 48″x64 1/4 long WALLS
- I – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 12″x48″ long, 1 piece – 48″x55 1/2″ long ROOF
- J – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 50 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 12 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 60 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 49 1/4″ long ROOF TRIMS
- K – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 82″ long, 2 pieces – 87 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 60 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 68 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 25″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 11 1/4″ long TRIMS
Building a saltbox firewood shed roof
First of all you need to build the side walls. You can use plywood or T1-11 siding. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and get the job done with a circular saw. Align the edges and secure the sheet into place by inserting 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the studs.
Cut the back wall and secure it to the studs with 1 5/8″ screws/nails, every 8″.
When it comes to the front wall, you need to make more cuts, as you need to create the opening. Mark the cut lines and use a sharp saw to make the cuts. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a professional result. Make some notches to the top of the sheet, in order to fit around the front rafters.
Install the sheet into place and align the edges with attention. Use 1 5/8″ screws/nails
Attach the small pieces of 3/4″ plywood to the top of the firewood shed. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock them to the rafters.
Cut the plywood pieces for the roof of the firewood shed. Align the sheets with attention and lock them into place with 1 5/8″ screws.
Build the side roof trims from 1×6 lumber. Cut the rafters at 60 degrees, using the pattern from the diagram. Align the trims with attention and lock the into place using finishing nails. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Next, fit the 1×6 trim to the front of the firewood shed. Use finishing nails to lock it to the rafters.
Fit the 1×6 trim to the back of the shed.
Fit 1×3 trims to the sides of the shed. Cut the top of the trims at 30 degrees and lock them into place with brad nails.
If you want to really make you project stand out, you should also attach trims to the opening. Cut the top component from 1×3 lumber and the diagonal trims from 1×4 lumber.
Fit the trims around the opening and lock them into place with finishing nails. In addition, we recommend you to install 1×3 trims to the sides of the front wall.
Cover the roof with tar paper. Use staples to secure the tar paper into place. Next, you should install asphalt shingles to the roof, starting from the bottom up to the top. Install a ridge cap to waterproof everything in a professional manner.
If you want to keep your firewood dried and to add character to your backyard, building this 4×4 shed is the best option.
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