8×6 Gable Shed Roof Plans

This step by step diy project is about 8×6 shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the storage shed project, where I show you how to build the gable 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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8×6 Gable Shed Roof Plans – Free DIY Plans




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  • G – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x113 3/4″ long SIDING
  • H – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 66″ long RAFTERS
  • I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long, 2 pieces – 18″x72″ long ROOF
  • J – 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 67 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 73 1/2″ long ROOF TRIMS
  • K – 90 pieces of tar paper, 90 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING

  • 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x10′
  • 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
  • 6 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8′
  • 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 90 sq ft of tar paper, 90 sq ft of asphalt shingles
  • 1/2″ plywood
  • 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
  • 4d nails, 6d nails
  • wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
  • rafter ties

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 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

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 One day

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How to build a 8×6 Gable Shed Roof



The first step of the backyard project is to build the rafters for the shed from 2×6 lumber. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make an angle cut to one end of the rafters and then cut out the birdsmouth. Take accurate measurements so you get a consistent result.

Assembling the trusses

Assembling the trusses

Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Mark the cut lines and then get the job done with a saw. Lay the gussets over the joints and then align the edges with attention. Insert screws to secure the gussets over the rafters.



Fit the trusses to the top of the 8×6 shed. Place the trusses every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and fit rafter ties to secure them to the top plates. The rafter ties will lock the trusses into place tightly.

Back wall sheets

Back wall sheets

Use T1-11 siding for the front and back wall panels. Cut the panels to the right size and shape and then secure them into place with 6-8d nails. Align the edges flush and insert the nails every 8″.

Front wall siding sheet

Front wall siding sheet

Make cuts around the door opening, as well.

Roof sheets

Roof sheets

Cut the roof sheets from 3/4″ plywood. Align the edges flush and then insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters, so you lock them into place tightly. Alight the edges flush and leave no gaps between the sheets, for a professional result.

Side roof trims

Side roof trims

Use 1×8 lumber for the side roof trims. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.



Fit the 1×8 trims to the front and back of the roof. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails, so you secure the trims into place tightly. The trims are easy to install and it will add unique appeal to the shed.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof with tar paper and then install the asphalt shingles. Make sure you also install the appropriate drip edges, so you can seal the shed roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for a tight fit.

8x6 Gable Shed Plans

8×6 Gable Shed Plans

You should take a look over PART 1 of the project, where I show you how to build the frame of the 8×6 shed. Check out PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the front door and how to fit the decorative trims. If you like the design, this small storage shed will add value to your homeowner life for many, many years in a row. This shed features a front door and a gable roof with a steep slope.



This woodworking project was about 8×6 shed 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.


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