This step by step diy project is about 12×24 gable shed roof plans. This article is PART 2 of the 12×24 shed project, where I show you how to frame the gable roof. You can even frame a small loft to the shed roof, so you can create additional storage space. Add reinforcement to the roof if you live in an area with heavy snows or hurricanes. 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.
Projects made from these plans
12×24 Gable Roof Plans
- I – 22 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long 13xTRUSS
- I – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 7 1/4″ long, 22 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 21 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 35″ long, 18 piece – 48″ long SUPPORTS
- G – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 34″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long ENDS
- J – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long, 24 pieces – 3 3/4″ long OVERHANGS
- K – 10 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 96″ long ROOF
- L – 450 sq of tar paper, 450 sq of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 302 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 97 1/4″ long TRIMS
- 36 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 15 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 12 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 1/2″ plywood
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8′
- 8 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 10′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, rafter ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- 500 sq ft of tar paper, 500 sq ft of asphalt shingles
How to build a 12×24 gable shed roof
The first step of the roof project is to build the rafters. Mark the cut lines on the 2×5 beams and get the job done with a miter saw, for accurate angle cuts. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the components.
Build the supports from 2×4 lumber and make angle cuts to the top, as shown in the diagram. Fit the supports to the trusses.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets and then lay them over the joints. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, so you can lock the components together tightly.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed and place them every 24″ on center. Plumb the supports with a spirit level and then lock them to the top plates with rafter ties.
Make the gable end panels from T1-11 siding. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and get the job done with a circular saw. Fit the panels into place and then secure them into place with 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Assemble the overhangs from 2×6 rafters and 2×6 blockings. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings. Align the edges flush and lock them together.
Fit the overhangs to the front and to the back of the 12×24 gable shed. Align the edges flush and insert 3 1/2″ screws to secure them to the framing.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top 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. Fit 1×8 slats over the overhangs. Align the edges and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place.
Fit the 1×8 trims along the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ brad nails, so you can secure the trims to the end of the rafters.
Fit the trims to the front and to the back of the shed roof. Align the edges flush and insert the brad nails, so you can lock them into place tightly.
Cover the roof of the shed with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. In addition, cut a large piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
Read the instructions labeled on the asphalt shingle packs before installing them into place tightly. Start with the bottom left side of the roof and install them all the way to the top.
Make sure you take a look over PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed. Take a look over PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to frame the double doors and how to fit the decorative trims.
If you are are, I recommend you to check out the rest of my shed plans HERE. I have designed many sheds, starting with gable ones, up to lean to and gambrel ones. Moreover, I have lots of sizes to choose from.
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