4×8 Saltbox Firewood Shed Roof

This step by step woodworking project is about building a saltbox shed roof plans. This is the second article about how to build a 4×8 wood storage shed, where I show you how to make the rafters and install the front door. My plans come with step by step instructions and you can easily adjust all the dimensions to suit your needs. See my other DIY projects HERE.

We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

 

 

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4×8 Saltbox Firewood Shed

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building-a-4×8-firewood-shed

 

Materials

  • G – 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 57 1/2″ long, 7 pieces – 12″ long RAFTERS
  • H – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 9″ long, 2 pieces – 16 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
  • I – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x91 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x91″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x63 1/4 long SIDING
  • J – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x55 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 12″x48″ long ROOF
  • K – 60 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of shingles ROOFING
  • L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 59″ long, 2 pieces – 12 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 88″ long, 2 pieces – 61 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 60″ long, 2 pieces – 82″ long, 1 piece – 98 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 97 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 68 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 73″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 11 1/4″ long TRIMS

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

Building a 4×8 saltbox shed roof

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Building-the-rafters

The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the firewood shed. Mark the cut lines on the 2×4 slats and then get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.

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Fitting-the-rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the shed frame, making sure you place them every 16″ on center. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws, so you can secure the rafters into place tightly.

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Side-supports-for-roof

Use 2×4 lumber for the side supports. Cut the top of the supports at 60 degrees. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure them into place tightly.

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Side-siding

Attach T1-11 siding panels to the sides of the firewood storage shed. Align the edges flush with the frame of the wall and insert 2″ brad nails so you can secure the sheets into place.

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Attaching-the-siding-sheets-to-the-back

Attach the T1-11 siding sheets to the back of the shed. Leave no gaps between the components and insert 2″ brad nails so you can secure them into place tightly.

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Front-wall-siding

Use T-11 siding for the front wall as well. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make notches to the top of the sheets, so you can fit the front overhangs into place properly.

fitting-the-front-wall-siding

Fitting-the-front-wall-siding

Fit the sheets to the front of the storage shed and lock them into place with 2″ brad nails.

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Fitting-the-roofing-sheets

Attach the 3/4″ plywood to the top of the storage shed, as shown in the plans. Align the sheets with attention and secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

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Door-opening-trims

Fit 1×3 trims around the door opening, so you enhance its look. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.

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Side-roof-trims

Use 2×4 lumber for the sides trims. Make the angle cuts to the trims and then secure them to the roof of the shed with 2 1/2″ screws.

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Side-trims

Fit 1×3 trims to the sides of the shed.

back-trims

Back-trims

Fit the 1×3 and 1×4 trims to the back of the shed, in the same manner described above.

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Front-trims

Fit 1×3 trims to the front of the storage shed.

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4×8-firewood-shed-plans-front-view

Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the trims and to the siding, so you protect them from decay and to enhance their look.

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4×8-firewood-shed-plans

If you want to build the frame for this shed, make sure you take a look over PART 1. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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