Building a shed without using a kit allows you the flexibility to modify it in accordance with your specific requirements, even if there are numerous 8 × 8 shed kits available for purchase. Building a shed is now easier than it has ever been before when done with the assistance of one of the numerous shed designs that are available for 8 × 8 shelters.
Building the Floor Without an 8 x 8 Shed Kit
Make sure you have all of the necessary timber before starting the job. According to My Outdoor Plans, in order to guarantee that the shed will last the test of time, each piece of timber should be straight and free of cracks, knots, twists, and rot.
Construct 101 offers suggestions for shed layouts that are suited for an 8 × 8 foot space. The first thing that has to be done is to start building the floor using pressure-treated timber. To do this, take two of the 2x6s and cut them with a saw into floor bands that are eight feet long (this can be a hand saw or a table saw). Then, cut the remaining seven 2x6s to a length of 7 feet 9 inches using the saw so that they may be used as floor joists.
Put down the floor joist using the boards that are 7 feet 9 inches long and 16 inches apart on centre. Then, using a hammer and nails that are 3 1/2 inches long, nail the floor bands into the floor joist. Next, using nails and a hammer, connect skids measuring 8 feet in length and 4 inches in width to the underside of the floor structure. Use a tape measure to take diagonal measurements of the floor frame, and then adjust it so that it is square after each measurement. After that, use nails measuring three and a half inches to fasten the 4×4 skids. In the last step, build the floor deck by connecting tongue-and-groove plywood measuring 3/4 inches with deck screws measuring 2 inches in length to the floor using a drill.
Construct the Wall Frames
For each of the walls, use timber measuring 2 by 4 feet. To begin, cut four 2x4s to an 8-foot length so that they may serve as the top and bottom plates. After that, reduce the length of ten more 2x4s that are going to be used as wall studs to 6 feet 5/8 inches. Assemble the right and left walls so that there is a gap of two feet between each stud. Use nails measuring three and a half inches in length to attach the top and bottom plates to the wall studs.
When building the frames for the front and rear walls, cut four additional 2x4s to a length of 7 feet and 5 inches for the top and bottom plates. After that, reduce ten 2x4s to a length of 6 feet and 5/8 of an inch so that they may serve as wall studs. Find out where the door will go in the front wall frame before you start putting it together, and then frame it properly. After that, use nails measuring three and a half inches, just as you did for the frames on the right and the wall. First, using nails and a hammer, fasten each wall frame to the floor of the building. Only then should you go on to the roof.
Construct the Roof
The top roof ridge should be the first thing you create while building the roof. Two 2x4s should be hacked into pieces measuring 1 foot and 2 3/8 inches, and the remaining 8-foot-long 2×4 should be used in the manner specified in the material list for an 8-by-8-foot shed, with a piece hacked to size if required. Attach each component measuring 1 foot and 2 3/8 inches underneath the opposing ends of the 8-foot 2×4 using nails measuring 3 1/2 inches in length. Mount the roof ridge on top of the wall frames at a position that is centred over the front frame and perpendicular to it.
Construct the rafters by chopping ten pieces of timber measuring 2 by 4 in accordance with the diagram that can be seen on the Construct 101 page. After they have been cut, the rafters should have a gap of two feet on centre between them, and they should be nailed into the wall frame and roof ridge using nails that are three and a half inches long and a hammer.
Install the 4-foot by 8-foot exterior siding sheets with 1 1/4-inch finishing nails after the structure has been stabilised. Next, cut the front and rear siding along the rafters so that it is flush with the rafters. Installing the roof deck is the next step. To do this, cut plywood to size using a 1/2-inch thickness and use 2-inch nails. Before proceeding with the installation of the shingles, roofing felt, and drip edge using roof tacks, staples, and nails, respectively, the last step is to install the 3×6 roof trim and the 1×4 corner trim around the corners of the roof.
(9) pressure-treated 2×6 planks that are eight feet in length!!!-!!! nails galvanised with a diameter of 3 1/2 inches!!-!! (1) 4×4 skid, 8 feet long
(1) Tongue-and-groove plywood sheet with a thickness of 2 3/4 inches and a length of 8 feet!!-!! Deck screws with a diameter of 2 inches!!-!! (46) boards measuring 2 by 4 inches that have been treated with pressure (8) sheets of 4×8 exterior siding, each measuring 8 feet in length!!-!! 1 1/4-inch galvanised finishing nails Shingles 1 1/4-inch galvanised finishing nails Roofing felt
The drip edge!!!-!!! Tacks for the roof!!-!!!!-!! Staples!!-!!!!-!!!!-!! Saw
(8) 4×8 exterior siding sheets, 8 feet long
1 1/4-inch galvanized finishing nails