This step by step diy project is about 14×14 gable shed plans. This is PART 2 of the project, where I show you how to build the gable roof for the shed. The gable shed roof is very sturdy and has a beautiful appearance. 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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Building a 14×14 gable shed
- H – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 34 1/2″x48″ long, 2 pices – 48″x55 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48 1/4″ SIDING
- I – 16 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 110″ long, 8 pieces – 168″ long TRUSSES
- I – 16 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 9 3/4″ long, 16 pieces – 37 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 23 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
- J – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 110″ long, 12 pieces – 8″ long 2xOVERHANG
- K – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x72″ long, 4 pieces – 11 3/4″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 11 3/4″x14″ long, 2 pieces – 14″x72″ long, 2 pieces – 14″x96″ long ROOF
- L – 350 sq ft of tar paper, 350 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 191 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 111 1/4″ long TRIMS
- 26 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′
- 11 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 11 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 1/2″ plywood
- 3 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8′
- 350 sq ft of tar paper, 350 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
14×14 Gable Shed Roof Plans
The first step of the project is to build the trusses for the 14×14 gable shed. Make the angle cuts to the rafters and then lay them on a level surface. Align the edges and leave no gaps between the components, for a professional result.
Use 2×4 lumber for the truss supports. Make a 30 degree cut to the top of the supports and then drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the supports to the trusses and then lock them into place tightly with 2 1/2″ screws. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.
These are the trusses that you will fit to the ends of the gable roof.
These are the regular trusses. Follow the pattern for the supports.
Make 1/2″ plywood gussets and then lay them over the joints. Align the edges with attention and use 1 5/8″ screws, so you lock everything together tightly.
Fit the trusses to the top of the 14×14 shed. Fit the trusses with more supports to the gable ends. Fit the rest of the trusses to the top of the shed, every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and lock them into place with rafter ties.
Use T1-11 siding for the gable ends of the shed. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and then get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a professional result. Align the edges flush and secure the panels into place with 6-8d nails.
Assemble the overhangs for the shed from 2×6 lumber rafters and blockings. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings. Place the blockings equally spaced.
Fit the overhangs to the front and to the back of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Cut the roofing sheets from 3/4″ plywood and attach them to the rafters. Align the edges flush and lock the sheets into place tightly, using 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the sides of the roof. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and then lock them into place with 2″ brad nails.
Build the trims for the front and back of the shed from 1×8 lumber. Make 30 degree cuts to both ends of the trims and lock them into place with 2″ brad nails, after aligning everything with attention.
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. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
Afterwards, attach the asphalt shingles to the roof, starting with the left bottom side of the roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions to understand how to install the shingles into place properly.
As you can see in the free plans, the 14×14 shed has a neat design and it will really add value to your backyard. Make sure you check out PART 1 and PART 3 of the shed, so you learn how to build the frame and the doors for the storage shed. The doors provide an easy access to the shed, making it convenient.
Take care of the finishing touches before continuing the project. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the project.
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