10×12 Lean to Shed Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 10×12 shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the storage shed project, where I show you how to build the lean to roof for the project. In addition, I show you how to build the door and how to fit the decorative trims. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.

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 Lean to Shed Roof Plans

Building a 10x12 lean to shed

Building a 10×12 lean to shed

 

  • G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x99 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x89 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x79 3/4″ long SIDING
  • H – 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 144″ long, 2 pieces – 4 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 14 1/4″ long RAFTER
  • I – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 3 pieces – 48″x48″ long ROOF
  • – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long, 2 pieces- 148 1/4″ long TRIMS
  • I – 150 sq ft of tar paper, 150 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING

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How to build a lean to shed roof

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

First, you need to build the rafters for the lean to shed. Therefore, mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a saw.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the shed. Place the rafters equally spaced, every 24″ on center. Align the edges with attention and use rafter ties to lock the rafters into place tightly.

Side supports

Side supports

Next, fit the 2×4 supports to the sides of the lean to shed roof. Cut the components at the right size and angle and then drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports. Lock the supports into place tightly with 2 1/2″ screws.

Side wall panels

Side wall panels

Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the sides of the shed. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and then get the job done with a saw. Align the edges with attention and then insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets.

Roof sheets

Roof sheets

Attach the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the rafters. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the framing.

Roof trims

Roof trims

Fit the 2×6 trims to the sides and to the back and front of the shed. Align the trims, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof with tar paper and then install the asphalt shingles. Make sure you also install the appropriate drip edges, so you can seal the shed roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for a tight fit.

10x12 Lean to shed Plans - Front view

10×12 Lean to shed Plans – Front view

Make sure you check out PART 1 of the project to learn how to build the frame of the shed. Check out PART 3 of the project so you learn how to build the double front doors.

10x12 Lean to shed Plans - Back view

10×12 Lean to shed Plans – Back view

This shed is easy to build, sturdy and it has a nice design. The lean to design will add charm to the property and it is super sturdy.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 10×12 shed 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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  1. Tom Dubowski at - Reply

    How would you scale this out so the roof is a little larger? I’d like it to be 2ft-4ft higher with the same foot print.

    • Julian at -

      You make the top back wall taller, then you change the cuts for the rafters and the size of the lean to side siding panels.

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