10×12 Animal Shelter Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 10×12 gable shelter roof plans. This is PART 2 of the 10×12 animal shelter, where I show you how to build the gable roof and how to attach the decorative trims. This sturdy roof will be the right addition, as it will water-seal the shelter. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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10×12 Animal Shelter Roof Plans

Building a 10x12 field shelter

Building a 10×12 field shelter

 

  • E – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 26 1/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 31 1/2″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 15″x24″ long GABLE ENDS
  • F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long RIDGE BEAN
  • G – 14 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long RAFTERS
  • H – 2 pieces of3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long ROOF
  • I – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 73 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 148 1/4″ long TRIMS
  • – 150 sq ft of tar paper, 150 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING

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Building a gable roof for a 10×12 shelter

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the shelter. Use a miter saw to make the angle cut to one end of the rafters. Moreover, you need to make the birdsmouth cut to the bottom of the rafters, so you can fit them into place properly.

Fitting the ridge beam

Fitting the ridge beam

Next, fit the top ridge to the shelter. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and then secure them to the center of the side top beams, as shown in the diagram. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the supports into place, making sure they are perfectly plumb. Secure the top ridge to the supports.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters into place, every 24″ on center. Use rafter ties to secure the rafters into place tightly.

Gable end panels

Gable end panels

Cut the gable end panels to the right shape, as shown in the diagram. Align them into place then insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof of the shelter. Cut the panels at the right dimensions and then lock them to the roof, using 1 5/8″ screws. Insert the screws every 8″, along the rafters.

Side roof trims

Side roof trims

Build the side roof trims from 2×6 lumber. Make the angle cuts with a miter saw, for an accurate result.

Fitting the trims

Fitting the trims

Fit the side roof trims to the sides and then lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Fit the 1×6 trims to the front and to the back of the shelter. Use 6-8d nails to secure them into place.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof of the shed with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. In addition, cut a large piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.

Read the instructions labeled on the asphalt shingle packs before installing them into place tightly. Start with the bottom left side of the roof and install them all the way to the top.

Field Shelter Plans - Back view

Field Shelter Plans – Back view

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the shelter and to protect the components from the elements,

10x12 Field Shelter Plans

10×12 Field Shelter Plans

Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1 of the project, to learn how to build the frame for the animal shelter. If you are looking for a different design, make sure you take a look over all my shed plans HERE.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 10×12 shelter roof plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.

 

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