The Mad Housers

Construction - 6x8 Hut - Topper


  • Hammers
  • Measuring tape
  • Marker
  • Chalk Line
  • Cat's Paw


  • 5 38.5" 2x4 studs
  • 2 93" 2x4 studs
  • 4 assorted 22-24" studs
  • 1 partial sheet 3/8" plywood, 96" long and at least 28" wide
  • 16d nails
  • 6d nails


  • Basic framing
  • Toe nailing
  • Overhang squaring


The topper sits atop one of the side walls, bracing the gables and proving a resting place for the roof panel. It's also the major source of light and ventilation for the structure. The size of the windows up top is arbitrary and based upon the width of the plywood you have on hand; in this example, it's a little over 31 inches because the remaining 17 inch strip is used for the floor insulation covering.