12×12 Hip Roof for Gazebo – DIY Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 12×12 hip roof for gazebo plans. This is PART 2 of the outdoor pavilion project where I show you how to build the hip roof structure for the 12×12 pergola. I show you all you need to know about framing a beautiful hip roof. If you want a garden gazebo with a hip roof to match your house design check out my free instructions. Make sure you read the local codes so you can comply with the legal requirements. 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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12×12 Hip Roof for Gazebo – DIY Plans

Building a 12x12 gazebo

Building a 12×12 gazebo

 

  • D – 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 39 1/4″ long RIDGE BEAM
  • E – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 128″ long HIP RAFTERS
  • F – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 97 1/4″ long COMMON RAFTERS
  • F – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 80″ long, 8 pieces – 62 1/4″ long, 8 pieces – 44 3/4″ long, 8 pieces – 27″ long JACK RAFTERS
  • G – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 22″x24 5/8″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x80″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x70 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 85 3/4″x46″ long ROOF SHEETS
  • I – 250 sq ft of tar paper, 250 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • H – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 173″ long, 4 pieces – 174 1/2″ long TRIMS
  • J – 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 133″ long, 23 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 30″ long RAILINGS

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It’s that simple to build a wooden gazebo with a hip roof – Video!

 

 

 

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12×12 Shed Hip Roof Plans

Fitting the king post - 12x12 gazebo

Fitting the king post – 12×12 gazebo

The first step of the project is to install the king post. Center the 2×2 piece of lumber to the middle top plate. Drill pocket holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Building the common rafters - carport with hip roof

Building the common rafters – carport with hip roof

The first step of the project is to build the common rafters for the hip roof carport. Use a miter saw to make 25 degree cuts at both ends of the beams.

Hip rafters - carport for one car

Hip rafters – carport for one car

Use 2×6 lumber for the common rafters. Use a miter saw to make the 33.5 degree angle cuts to both ends of the rafters, as shown in the diagram.

Fitting the king post

Fitting the king post

Fit the common rafters to the top of the 12×12 square woodem gazebo. Align the edges, drill pilot holes and insert screws to lock them into place tightly. Use rafter ties to secure the rafters to the top plates of the gazebo.

Fitting the hip rafters - 12x12 gazebo for hot tub

Fitting the hip rafters – 12×12 gazebo for hot tub

Fit the hip rafters to the top of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to secure the rafters to the top ridge. Use rafter ties to secure the hip rafters to the top plates.

Building the jack rafters - 12x12 gazebo

Building the jack rafters – 12×12 gazebo

Next, build the jack rafters for the hip roof of the shed. Use a miter saw and make a simple 25 degree miter cut at one end. Use the miter and make a compound cut for the opposite end: 25 miter cut and 48 degree bevel cut.

Fitting the jack rafters - 12x12 gazebo

Fitting the jack rafters – 12×12 gazebo

Fit the jack rafters to the top of the shed. Start installing the jack rafters from the common rafters toward outside, every 16″ on center. Use rafter ties to the secure the rafters into place tightly. Drill pilot holes and insert the screws.

Square Hip Roof Construction

Square Hip Roof Construction

This is basically the roof structure for a hip shed. This hip roof will be really rigid and durable. Make sure you read the local building codes and adjust the angle of the slope, if needed.

Fitting the roof sheets - 12x12 gazebo

Fitting the roof sheets – 12×12 gazebo

Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof sheets. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then lay them to the top of the roof structure. Align the edges flush, leave no gaps between the sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.

Fitting the roof trims - 12x12 gazebo

Fitting the roof trims – 12×12 gazebo

Use 1×8 lumber for the roof trims. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and secure them to the end of the rafters. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the trims into place tightly.

Fitting the cleats for the balusters - square gazebo

Fitting the cleats for the balusters – square gazebo

Fit the cleats for the railings to the posts of the gazebo. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the cleats and secure them to the posts with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Fitting the balusters - 12x12 gazebo

Fitting the balusters – 12×12 gazebo

Fit the 2×2 balusters to the cleats, as shown in the diagram. Cut a piece of wood so you create even gaps. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Fitting the handrails - 12x12 gazebo

Fitting the handrails – 12×12 gazebo

Fit 2×6 slats to the top of the balusters. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the slat into place.

Fitting the roofing - 12x12 gazebo

Fitting the roofing – 12×12 gazebo

Install the roofing felt, starting from the bottom left of the roof. Secure the paper to the roofing, using a stapler. Make sure the tar paper overlaps at least 2”. Don’t forget to cover the top ridge with a 14” strip of paper .

Start the first course of shingles with a full tab, the second with 2 1/2 tabs, the third with 2 tabs, the forth with 1 1/2 tabs, the fifth with 1 tab, the sixth with half tab and the seventh with a 3 tabs.

Building a square gazebo - 12x12 plans

Building a square gazebo – 12×12 plans

Make sure you check out PART 1 of the hip roof gazebo project, so you learn how to build the frame of the structure. This square gazebo is easy to build an it is ideal for sheltering a hot tub or for a dinning area. Please take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, because I have over 1500 free designs.

 

 

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