10×12 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 10×12 saltbox shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the 10×12 storage shed, where I show you how to build the saltbox style roof. This shed has a sturdy structure, but I strongly recommend you to read and comply with the local building codes. 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 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans

Building a 10x12 shed

Building a 10×12 shed

 

  • H – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x55 1/4 long, 2 pieces – 48″x54 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x20 3/4″ long ROOF END PANELS
  • I – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 45 1/4″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long RIDGE BEAMS
  • J – 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 60″ long, 10 pieces – 96″ long RAFTERS
  • K – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 60″ long, 12 pieces – 4 1/2″ long 2xOVERHANG
  • L – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 8″x60″ long, 2 pieces – 8″x96″ long, 3 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 3 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x48″ long, 1 piece – 48″x96″ long ROOF
  • L – 200 sq ft of tar paper, 200 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • M – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 97 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 61 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 160″ long TRIMS

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10×12 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans

Rafter 1

Rafter 1

The first step of the project is to build the 2×4 rafters for the garden saltbox shed. Use a miter saw and make 30  degree cuts to one end of the beams.

Rafter 2

Rafter 2

Next, you need to make the 35 degree cuts to the other rafters. Use 2×4 lumber for these rafters, as well.

Fitting the ridge beam

Fitting the ridge beam

Continue the project by fitting the ridge beams to the top of the shed structure. Install the 2×4 supports to the top plates of the side walls. Secure the supports into place with corner brackets and screws. Next, attach the 2×4 beam to the top of the supports. Plumb the supports with a spirit level and check if the corners are square. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the components. Drill pocket holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the top beam into place.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, every 16″ on center, as shown in the plans. Use rafter ties to secure the rafters into place tightly.

Roof end supports

Roof end supports

Cut and fit the 2×4 supports to the sides of the shed, so you can fit the siding panels.

Fitting the roof end panels

Fitting the roof end panels

Cut the T1-11 sheets for the roof side ends and then secure them to the supports with 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Building the overhangs

Building the overhangs

Assemble the overhangs for the front and back of the shed. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings.

Fitting the overhangs

Fitting the overhangs

Fit the overhangs to the front and to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Roof sheets 1

Roof sheets 1

Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the shed. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the components. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the rafters to lock the sheets into place tightly.

Roof sheets 2

Roof sheets 2

Fit the roofing sheets to the opposite side of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Leave no gaps between the sheets and then insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the framing.

Front and back roof trims

Front and back roof trims

Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed roof. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.

Side roof trims

Side roof trims

Fit the 1×6 trims to the front and to the back of the shed. Use a miter saw to make the angle cut to one end of the trims and then secure them into place with 2″ nails.

10x12 saltbox shed plans - back view

10×12 saltbox shed plans – back view

This compact storage shed will easily blend in with other constructions in your backyard. You can also take a look over the rest of my shed projects for more inspiration.

Free 10x12 saltbox shed plans

Free 10×12 saltbox shed plans

Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to frame the 10×12 garden shed and how to build the double doors. In addition, I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 10×12 gable 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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