DIY 8x8 Gable Shed | Building Plans | Free PDF Download

DIY 8×8 Gable Shed | Building Plans

Diy 8×8 gable shed, plans include a PDF download (link at bottom of blog post), shopping list, cutting list, drawings, and measurements.

Overview

8×8 Gable Shed | Material List

Shopping List

A shopping list is included. Since lumber can be purchased in different sizes the shopping list will vary.

Study the cut list to see what will work best for you.

(material for door not included)

Floor

  • 9 – 2×6 (pressure-treated) – 8′
  • 2 – 4×4 (pressure-treated) – 8′
  • 2 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4′ x 8′ sheet

Walls

  • 48 – 2×4 – 8′

Truss/Rafters

  • 7 – 2×4 – 12′
  • 7 2×4 – 8′
  • 1 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet

Siding

  • 10 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4’x8′

Roof

  • 8 – 2×4 – 8′
  • 4 – 1/2″ plywood -4′ x 8′ sheet

Trim

  • 4 – 1×4 – 8′
  • 4 – 1×4 -10′

Hardware

  • 3 1/2″ galvanized nails
  • 2″ galvanized nails
  • 1 1/2″ galvanized nails
  • 1 1/2″ galvanized finishing nails
  • 3″ galvanized finishing nails
  • 2″ deck screws
  • shingles
  • roofing felt
  • roofing tacks
  • roof staples
  • drip edge

Cutting List

(material for door/window not included)

Floor

  • 2 – 2×6 (pressure-treated) – 8′
  • 7 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 7′ 9″
  • 2 – 4×4 (pressure-treated) – 8′
  • 2 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4′ x 8′ sheet

Walls

  • 6 – 2×4 – 8′
  • 36 – 2×4 – 7′ 6″
  • 6 – 2×4 – 7′ 5″

Truss/Rafters

  • 14 – 2×4 – 5′ 2 9/16″ (26.5-degree angle cut on one end)
  • 7 – 2×4 – 8′ (63.5-degree angle cut on both ends)
  • 1 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet (cut to size)

Siding

  • 10 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4’x8′ sheet (cut to size)

Roof

  • 12 – 2×4 – 21 3/4″
  • 4 – 2×4 – 5′ 2 9/16″ (26.5-degree angle cut on one end)
  • 2 – 2×4 – 8′ (cut to size)
  • 4 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet (cut to size)

Trim

  • 4 – 1×4 – 8′ (cut to size)
  • 4 – 1×4 -10′ (cut to size)

Door

Floor

Shed floor framing.
  • 2 – 2×6 (pressure treated) – 8′
  • 7 – 2×6 (pressure Treated) – 7′ 9″

Floor joist are 16″ on center. Use 3 1/2″ nails to assemble.
Square the floor frame by measuring diagonally until both sides measure the same.


Shed framing 4x4 skids.
  • 2 – 4×4 (pressure-treated) – 10′

Attach the 4×4 skids to the frame using 3 1/2″ nails.


Shed foundation.
  • 2 – 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood – 4′ x 8′ sheet

Screw 2″ deck screws through the floor deck and into the floor frame.


Walls

Front and back wall framing.

Front and Back Wall Frame:

  • 4 – 2×4 – 8′
  • 22 – 2×4 – 7′ 6″
  • 2 – 2×4 – 7′ 5″

Wall studs are 16″ on center, assemble the wall frame using 3 1/2″ nails.

Door Framing:


Wall construction close up.

Here is a close up look of the front and back wall frame ends.


Right and left wall framing details.

Right and Left Wall Frame

  • 4 – 2×4 – 7′ 5″
  • 14 – 2×4 – 7′ 6″
  • 2 – 2×4 – 8′

Frame the right and left wall frame as shown on drawing above. Use 3 1/2″ nails to assemble.


DIY 8x8 gable shed, wall framing.

Raise and secure wall frames using 3 1/2″ nails.


Truss/Rafters

DIY 8x8 gable shed, truss details.

Shed truss details.


DIY 8x8 gable shed, rafter.
  • 14 – 2×4 – 5′ 2 9/16″ (26.5-degree angle cut on one end)
  • 7 – 2×4 – 8′ (63.5-degree angle cut on both ends)

Make gussets out of 1/2″ plywood and assemble truss using 2″ nails.


DIY 8x8 gable shed, framing details.

Install roof truss 16″ O.C. using 3 1/2″ nails.


Siding

DIY 8x8 gable shed, t1-11 exterior siding.
  • 10 – t1-11 exterior siding – 4’x8′ sheet (cut to size)

Cut and install the t1-11 exterior siding using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.


Roof

2x4 outriggers
  • 12 – 2×4 – 21 3/4″

Notch truss and siding as shown on drawing above. Install outriggers using 3 1/2″ nails.


DIY 8x8 gable shed, roof trim.
  • 4 – 2×4 – 5′ 2 9/16″ (26.5-degree angle cut on one end)

Install the 2×4 roof trim using 3″ finishing nails.


2x4 blocking
  • 2 – 2×4 – 8′ (cut to size)

Cut 2×4’s to size and install between the roof truss using 3 1/2″ nails.


top siding

Cut t1-11 exterior siding to size and install between roof truss using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.


DIY 8x8 gable shed, 1/2-in. plywood roof deck.
  • 4 – 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ sheet (cut to size)

Measure, cut, and install 1/2″ plywood for the roof deck using 1 1/2″ nails.


DIY 8x8 gable shed, roof, shingles, drip edge.

Install roofing felt, drip edge, and shingles.


Trim

DIY 8x8 gable shed, corner trim.
  • 4 – 1×4 – 8′ (cut to size)
  • 4 – 1×4 -10′ (cut to size)

Cut to size 1×4’s for the corner trim, install using 1 1/2″ finishing nails.


Door

DIY 8x8 gable shed, front view.

See door details for framing and installation:

2 comments

  1. Charles R. Schultz

    great and very easy

  2. Charles R. Schultz

    great, easy to build, just follow plan

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