12×12 Hip Roof Shed Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 12×12 hip roof for shed plans. This is PART 2 of the shed project where I show you how to build the hip roof structure for the 12×12 shed. I show you all you need to know about framing a beautiful hip roof. If you want a shed 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 shed with a hip roof

Building a 12×12 shed with a hip roof

 

  • J – 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 39 1/4″ long RIDGE BEAM
  • K – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 128″ long HIP RAFTERS
  • L – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 97 1/4″ long COMMON RAFTERS
  • M – 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
  • N – 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
  • P – 250 sq ft of tar paper, 250 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • O – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 173″ long, 4 pieces – 174 1/2″ long TRIMS

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12×12 Shed Hip Roof Plans

Fitting the kind posts - 12x12 square shed with hip roof

Fitting the kind posts – 12×12 square shed with hip roof

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

Next, you need to build the common rafters for the hip roof shed. 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 common rafters - 12x12 hip roof

Fitting the common rafters – 12×12 hip roof

Fit the common rafters to the top of the 12×12 garden shed. 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 shed.

Fitting the hip rafters - 12x12 shed

Fitting the hip rafters – 12×12 shed

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 storage shed with hip roof

Fitting the jack rafters – 12×12 storage shed with hip roof

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.

Roof sheets - 12x12 Hip Roof Shed

Roof sheets – 12×12 Hip Roof Shed

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.

Roof trims - 12x12 shed

Roof trims – 12×12 shed

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 roofing - 12x12 shed with hip roof

Fitting the roofing – 12×12 shed with hip roof

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.

12x12 Shed with a Hip Roof Plans

Make sure you check out PART 1 of the shed project, to learn how to build the frame of the shed. Check out PART 3 of the project to learn how to build the door and how to fit the decorative trims. Please take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, because I have over 1500 free designs.

 

 

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