1: Introduction, & about the lumber
2: The plans: Side and front elevations
3: The floor & frame cutting list, & Instructions
4: The base and the floor, & the floor plan
5: The wall frames, & the stud layout plan
6: The roof frame, & roof detail plan
7: The roof blocking, detail plan, & legend
8: The covering, detail plan, & cutting pattern
9: The roof trim and the door
10: The window and the handrail
11: The materials list
● User Photos and Comments
Note: this is the standard (ft and inch) version. For the metric version click here
Step six: The wall cladding
From six full 48" x 96" x 9/32" sheets of plywood cut the individual pieces required to cover the walls and roof.
Refer to the 'Plywood sheet cutting detail' image for the size of the individual pieces.
Note: You can use 3/8" thick plywood if you want something a bit more substantial.
Fix the wall panels in place so that the bottoms finish 3/8" below the bottom plate. The front panels will need to be checked (marked and cut) around the lower rafters [l]. Mark and cut out any windows (you might want to do a fancy shape here), doors or overhanging edges. Nail with 2" flathead galvanized nails. Keep the door cutout intact, as this will later become the door.
Next hold the gable side panel [S3] in place on top of the sidewall panel [S1], mark to the triangular shape of the gable, cut and fix in place. Insert a length of galvanized horizontal weather-strip flashing so it tucks under the bottom of the gable side panel [S3], and over the top of the sidewall panel [S1]. See diagram.
Step seven: The roof cladding
The roof plywood panels [R1], [R2] and [R1] can be fixed in the same way as the wall panels.
The roof panels will overhang the perimeter (front, back and sides) by approximately 2".