12×14 Gambrel Shed Roof – Free DIY Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 12×14 gambrel shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the large barn shed project, where I show you how to build the gambrel roof. This shed has generous overhangs on the front and back of the roof. The shed also has small overhangs on the sides, so it drains the water properly. Make sure you check the local codes and make adjustments to the plans, if required. 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.

 

 

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12×14 Gambrel Shed Roof – Free DIY Plans

Building a 12x14 barn shed

Building a 12×14 barn shed

 

  • H – 4 pieces of  T1-11 siding – 48″x64″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x74″ long SIDING
  • I – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 57″ long 12xTRUSS
  • I – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 59 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 68 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
  • J – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 57″ long, 16 pieces – 6 1/2″ long 2xOVERHANG
  • – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long, 8 pieces – 10″x57″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 9″x72″ long, 4 pieces – 9″x96″ long ROOF
  • L – 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • M – 8 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 57 1/4″ long ROOF TRIMS

 One week

 

 

Building a 12×14 gambrel shed roof

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

The first step of the barn shed project is to build the rafters for the gambrel roof. Use a miter saw to make 22.5 degrees cuts to both ends of the 2×4 boards. Lay the rafters on a level surface and leave no gaps between the components.

Bottom rafters

Bottom rafters

However, you need to make a few cuts to the bottom rafters, so they can fit to the top plates properly. Mark the cut lines to the rafters and then get the job done with attention.

Gussets

Gussets

Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets and use the information from the diagram to get the job done. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the gussets over the rafters.

Fitting the trusses

Fitting the trusses

Fit the trusses to the top of the shed and place the every 16″ on center. Plumb the trusses with a spirit level and use rafter ties to lock them into place tightly.

Gambrel end supports

Gambrel end supports

Fit 2×4 supports to the front and back gambrel ends of the shed. Use the diagram to make the cuts to the supports, drill pocket holes at both ends and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Gambrel end panels

Gambrel end panels

Use T1-11 siding for the panels. Use a circular saw to cut the panels at the right size and dimensions, and then align the edges flush. Insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the panels for a professional result.

Building the overhangs

Building the overhangs

Use 2×4 lumber for the overhang. You can easily adjust the size of the overhangs to suit your needs. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and then insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings. Lock the rafters together tightly with screws or with metal plates.

Fitting the overhangs

Fitting the overhangs

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

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Cut the roof sheets at the right dimensions and then fit them to the top of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert the 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 front and to the back of the shed roof. Cut both ends of the trims at 67.5 degrees (set the miter saw at 22.5 degrees). Use 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the trims for a professional result. Fill the gaps with wood putty and then smooth the surface thoroughly, before applying the coats of paint.

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.

12x14 Gambrel Shed Plans - Side view

12×14 Gambrel Shed Plans – Side view

You can easily frame a loft to this shed, so you can enhance the storage space. Just add 2×6 beams to the base of the trusses and then lay 3/4″ plywood sheets to create the loft.

12x14 Gambrel Shed Plans

12×14 Gambrel Shed Plans

I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project. See all my shed projects HERE. Moreover, check out PART 1 of the shed, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed. Check out PART 3 of the shed, so you learn how to build the double doors.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 12×14 barn shed roof plans. 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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