This step by step diy project is about 6×8 ice fishing house roof plans. This is PART 2 of the ice fishing house project, where I show you how to frame the gable roof for the 6×8 shelter. 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.
Projects made from these plans
6×8 Ice House Roof Plans
Cut & Shopping Lists
- H – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 21 3/4″x48″ long SIDING
- I – 8 pieces 2×4 lumber – 60″ long RAFTERS
- J – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x76 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 10 3/4″x76 1/4″ long ROOF
- K – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 60″ long OVERHANGS
- L – 80 sq ft of tar paper, 80 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 80 sq ft of tar paper, 80 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails, 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
Building a 6×8 shed roof
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the ice fishing house. 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.
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.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed. Place the trusses equally spaced, every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses before locking them into place with rafter ties.
Use 2×4 lumber for the gable end supports. Cut the supports at the right dimensions then drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the trusses to the front and back of the shed. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the supports into place tightly.
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.
Fit the overhangs to the front and to the back of the ice fishing shack. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ brad nails to lock them into place tightly.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof sheets. Cut the panels at the right dimensions then attach them to the top of the shelter. 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.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the roof. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with 2″ brad nails.
Build the trims for the from and back of the roof shed from 1×6 lumber. Make the cuts to the trims and then lock them into place with 2″ brad nails.
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.
Make sure you check out PART 1 of the project to learn how to build the frame of the shed. Check out PART 2 of the ice fishing shelter to build how to build the door and how to attach the trims into place.
This ice fishing shack is easy to build and has a neat design and appearance. You can choose the color scheme that suit your needs.
This woodworking project was about ice fishing shack 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.