12×16 Hip Roof for Pavilion Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 12×16 hip roof for pavilion plans. This is PART 2 of the outdoor pavilion project, where I show you how to build the hip roof and how to add the nice trims. You should read the building codes and make adjustments to my plans, if needed. 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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12×16 Hip Roof for Pavilion Plans

Building a pavilion with a hip roof

Building a pavilion with a hip roof

 

  • E – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 128″ long HIP RAFTERS
  • F – 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 97 1/4″ long COMMON RAFTERS
  • G – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 27″ long, 8 pieces – 44 3/4″ long, 8 pieces – 62 1/4″ long, 8 pieces – 80″ long JACK RAFTERS
  • H – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′ long, 2 pieces – 22 1/4″x23 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x53 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 85 1/4″x45″ long, 4 pieces – 22″x24 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 47″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 26 3/4″x29 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 10 3/4″x12″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x80″ long ROOF SHEETS
  • I – 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • J – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 173″ long, 4 pieces – 111 1/4″ long TRIMS

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Hip Roof Construction for Pavilion

Building the common rafters - carport with hip roof

Building the common rafters – pavilion with hip roof

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

Fitting the common rafters

Fitting the common rafters

Fit the common rafters to the top of the pavilion, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert screws to lock the rafters into place. Use rafter ties. Place the rafters every 16″ on center.

Hip rafters - carport for one car

Hip rafters – diy pavilion

Next, use the miter saw to make the angle cuts to both ends of the hip rafters.

Fitting the common rafters - pavilion with hip roof

Fitting the common rafters – pavilion with hip roof

Fit the rafters to the top of the pavilion, making sure you place them every 16″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and lock them to the support beams with rafter ties. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the rafters into place tightly.

Building the jack rafters - carport with hip roof

Building the jack rafters – carport with hip roof

Use 2×6 lumber for the jack rafters. As you can see in the diagram, you need to make a compound cut to one end of the rafter and a miter cut to the opposite end.

Fitting the jack rafters

Fitting the jack rafters

Fit the jack rafters to the top of the carport, and place them every 16″ on center, as shown in the diagram. Use screws to secure the rafters into place tightly.

Side roof sheets - carport with hip roof

Side roof sheets – carport with hip roof

Cut the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the shapes and dimensions shown in the plans and attach them to the roof structure. Leave no gaps between the sheets, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.

Roof sheets - side hip roof pavilion

Roof sheets – side hip roof pavilion

Attach 3/4″ plywood sheets to the front and back of the pavilion. Start with the bottom left section of the carport and go up to the top. Leave no gaps between the sheets and secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws or nails. Ideally, you should use tongue and groove roof sheets.

Fitting the trims to the hip roof pavilion

Fitting the trims to the hip roof pavilion

Fit 1×8 trims to the sides of the pavilion, so you cover the ends of the rafters. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place. Align the edges with attention for a professional result.

Fitting the roofing to the pavilion

Fitting the roofing to the pavilion

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.

DIY Hip Roof Pavilion - Free Step by Step Plans

DIY Hip Roof Pavilion – Free Step by Step Plans

Last but not least, fill the holes with wood putty and let it dry out for a few hours. Sand the whole surface with sandpaper and then apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the carport and to protect the components from decay.

12x16 pavilion with hip roof plans

12×16 pavilion with hip roof plans

This project can be built in less than one week and it will serve you for many, many years in a row. With my plans you can really save a lot of money, so make sure you pay attention to the cut / shopping lists, as well as to the diagrams. I recommend you to read the local building codes before starting the project, so you make sure you comply with the local building codes. Check out PART 1 of the project.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 12×16 pavilion hip 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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