This step by step diy project is about 8×12 saltbox shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the 8×12 storage shed, where I show you how to build the saltbox style roof. This shed has a sturdy structure, but I strongly recommend you to read and comply with the local building codes. This covers the build of the roof and of the front door. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
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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8×12 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans
- G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x32 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x46 1/4″ long ROOF END PANELS
- H – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36 1/8″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long RIDGE BEAMS
- I – 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 10 pieces – 42″ long RAFTERS
- J – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 42″ long, 9 pieces – 4 1/2″ long 2xOVERHANG
- K – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 8″x94 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 8″x39 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 46″x48″ long, 1 piece – 46″x96″ long, 1 piece – 39 1/4″x96″ long, 1 piece – 39 1/4″x48″ long ROOF
- L – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 97″ long, 1 piece – 43 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 80 3/4″ long TRIMS
- M – 180 sq ft of tar paper, 180 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 1 piece T1-11 siding – 36″x80″ long DOOR
- O – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 24″ long, 4 pieces – 31″ long TRIMS
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 29 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 5 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 10′
- 2 shed windows 2’x2′
- 180 sq ft of tar paper, 180 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- rafter ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- shed hinges
- PART 1: 8×12 Saltbox Shed Plans
- PART 2: 8×12 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans
8×12 Saltbox Shed Roof Plan
The first step of the project is to build the 2×4 rafters for the garden saltbox shed. Use a miter saw and make 30 degree cuts to one end of the beams. Notice the birdsmouth cut to the rafters, so you can fit them to the ridge beam and to the top plates.
Next, you need to make the 35 degree cuts to the shorter rafters. Use 2×4 lumber for these rafters, as well.
Continue the project by fitting the ridge beam to the top of the shed walls. Cut the supports from 2×4 lumber and the top ridge from 2×6 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the side top plates with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and plumb the supports with a spirit level. Attach the 2×6 ridge beam and insert the 2 1/2″ screws to lock it into place.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, every 16″ on center, as shown in the plans. Use rafter ties to secure the rafters into place tightly.
Cut and fit the 2×4 supports to the sides of the shed, so you can fit the siding panels.
Cut the T1-11 sheets for the roof side ends and then secure them to the supports with 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Assemble the overhangs for the front and back of the shed. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings.
Fit the overhangs to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 1/2″ plywood sheets to the roof of the shed. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the components. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the rafters to lock the sheets into place tightly.
Fit the roofing sheets to the opposite side of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Leave no gaps between the sheets and then insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed. Use a miter saw to make the angle cut to one end of the trims and then secure them into place with 2″ nails.
Attach the 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed roof. Align the edges flush and secure the trims into place with 2″ nails.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the front and back of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to lock them to the rafters.
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.
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use 5/8″ T1-11 siding sheets for the door panel and 2×4 lumber for the door frames. Use pocket holes and 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the door frame, then attach the panel into place. Use 2″ nails to secure the panel to the door frame. Use the panel that you cut out from the wall siding, to make the door.
Fit the door to the opening, as shown in the diagram. Attach the door to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch to keep the doors shut.
Fit the window to the opening and then attach the 1×4 trims, to enhance the look of the shed project.
This compact storage shed will easily blend in with other constructions in your backyard. You can also take a look over the rest of my shed projects for more inspiration. See all my shed plans HERE.
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