4×8 Ice Shack Roof Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about 4×8 ice shack roof plans. This is the PART 2 of the small ice fishing shanty project, where I show you how to build the lean to roof. Moreover, I show you how to build the door of the shack. The materials are cheap so you can get the job done in a budget friendly manner. See my other shed plans HERE.

Fit the door inside the opening and lock it to the 1×4 jambs with metal hinges. After you check if the door opens properly, you should install the hinges, as well as a strong latch. Work with attention and with great attention, if you want to get the job done as a professional and to prevent costly mistakes. Last but not least, apply a few coats of exterior paint to enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from decay. See HERE how to build double shed doors.

 

 

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4×8 Ice Shack Roof Plans

Building a small ice shack

Building a small ice shack

 

Materials

  • G – 4 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x83 1/2″ long SIDING
  • H – 5 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 50″ long RAFTERS
  • I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x49 1/2″ long ROOF
  • J – 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • K – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 32″x81″ long, 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 78″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long DOOR

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

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How to build an ice shack roof plans

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the 4×8 ice shack. Cut the components at the right dimensions and make cuts to both ends of the beams, as shown in the diagram.

Top end of the rafter cuts

Top end of the rafter cuts

Make cuts to the top of the rafters, so you can fit them to the tall side wall. Use a saw to make the cuts.

Cutting the bottom end of the rafters

Cutting the bottom end of the rafters

Make the cuts to the other end of the rafters. Use the information from the diagram to get the job done in a professional manner.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the shack frame. Place the rafters every 24″ on center and lock them into place tightly with 2 1/2″ screws.

Tall side wall - siding

Tall side wall – siding

Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the tall side wall. Align the edges flush and insert 6d nails every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.

Front wall - Siding

Front wall – Siding

Fit the sheets to the opposite side of the shed. Make the cuts so you can fit the sheets around the window opening. Align the edges flush and insert 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Front wall - Siding

Front wall – Siding

Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheet to the front of the wall. Make the cuts so you can fit the sheet around the door opening. Align the edges flush and insert 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Back wall - siding

Back wall – siding

Fit the sheet to the opposite side of the shack. Make the cuts to the sheets and then align the edges flush. Inserts 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Building the door

Building the door

Build the door frame from 2×2 lumber. Cut the components at the right dimensions. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the frame of the door tightly. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush. Attach the panel that you have cut in the previous step, to the door frame. Use 6d nails to secure the panel to the door frame.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the shack. Align the edges and use 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Attach tar paper to the roof of the ice shack. Next, install asphalt shingles to the roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for a professional result.

Fitting the door

Fitting the door

Fit the door to the opening and lock them into place with hinges. Install a latch so you can lock the door into place tightly.

4x8 Ice Shack Plans - Side view

4×8 Ice Shack Plans – Side view

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint so you seal the sheets from water damage. Install the window to the side of the shack. Make sure you seal the joints.

4x8 Ice Shack Plans

4×8 Ice Shack Plans

This small ice shack is ideal if you have a tight budget and if you want a portable shelter that you can move easily. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest. Check out PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the ice shack.

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