This step by step diy woodworking project is about 6×8 wood shed roof plans. The project features instructions for building a saltbox roof for a 6×8 wood storage shed. This shed has a saltbox roof, so if you want a really unique look, this is the project to go after. Check out PART 1 of the article to see how to frame the main structure of the shed. Don’t forget to take a look over the rest of firewood shed plans.
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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6×8 Wood Shed Roof Plans
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- H – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 6 pieces – 60″ long RAFTERS
- I – 18 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 71 1/4″ long SIDES
- J – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 2 1/4″x48″ long, 1 piece – 19″x60″ long, 2 pieces – 40 3/4″x60″ long ROOF
- K – 80 sq ft of tar paper, 80 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- L – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 100 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 49″ long, 2 pieces – 57 1/4″ long TRIMS
- 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 36 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 80 sq ft of tar paper, 80 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 100 pieces of 3 1/2″ screws
- 500 pieces of 1 5/8″ screws/brad nails
Building a saltbox roof
The first step of the project is to build the front rafters or the saltbox firewood shed. Cut one end of the 2×4 beams at 60 degrees. Afterwards, make the notches to the rafter, using the information from the diagram.
Continue by making the back rafters for the shed. Cut one end of the 2×4 beams at 45 degrees/ Mark the cut lines on the beams and get the job done with a circular saw.
Next, attach the rafters to the top of the shed, as shown in the plans. Place the rafters equally-spaced for a professional result. Align everything with attention, drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the top plates. and into the top ridge.
Attach the 1×6 slats to the sides of the shed, as shown in the plans. Leave no gaps between the slats and secure them to the framing with 1 5/8″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.
Build the slats for the saltbox ends, as seen in the diagram. As you can notice, you need to make angle cuts to both sides of the slats.
Attach the slats to the sides, as shown in the plans. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats to the framing.
Build the side trims for the shed from 2×4 lumber. Make angle cuts at one end of the slats at 74.5 degrees.
Attach the trims to the sides of the saltbox shed. Use 1 5/8″ finishing nails to lock the trims to the sides of the shed.
Attach 3/4″ plywood sheets to the front of the shed. Align the edges with attention and secure the sheets to the rafters using 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″.
Attach the plywood sheets to the back of the shed. Align the sheets with attention and lock them into place with 1 5/8″ screws. Leave no gaps between the sheets.
Afterwards, attach 2×6 trims to the end of the rafters. Use 2 1/2″ brad nails to lock the trims to the rafters, as shown in the diagram.
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 12″ piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
The new firewood storage shed is ready to go, if you assembled everything tightly. Work with attention and double check all the joints, for a professional result.
The saltbox shed seen from one side looks very rustic. Building one is a bold statement, as it doesn’t only have an utilitarian purpose.
You can build several units, if you want to store even more firewood.
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 frame the shed. Take a look of PART 1.
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