14×16 Gambrel Shed Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 14×16 gambrel shed roof plans. This article is PART 2 of the 14×16 barn shed project, where I show you how to frame the roof. Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed and how to make the double front doors. 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.



Building a 14×16 gambrel shed roof




  • A – 52 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 64 1/4″ long, 39 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 8 7/8″x18 1/2″ long TRUSSES
  • A – 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 168″ long BOTTOM RAFTERS
  • B – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 63 3/4″ long, 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 56 5/8″ long, 1 piece – 78″ long, 1 piece – 73 3/4″ long END SUPPORTS
  • C – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x69″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x84″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x79″ long 2xEND
  • D – 16 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 64 1/4″ long, 40 pieces – 8″ long OVERHANGS
  • E – 8 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 8 pieces – 11 5/8″x64 1/4″ long, 8 pieces – 16 1/4″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 16 1/4″x96″ long ROOF
  • F – 450 sq of tar paper, 450 sq of asphalt shingles ROOFING

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How to build a 14×16 shed roof plans



The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the roof of the barn shed. As you can see in the diagram, you need to make 22.5 degree cuts to both ends of the 2×6 beams. Use a miter saw to make repetitive cuts easier. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper.



In order to assemble the trusses, you need to secure the joints with 1/2″ gussets. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheets and get the job done with a saw.



Lay the rafters on a level surface and then make sure there are no gaps between the components. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the gussets to the rafters.



Fit the trusses to the top plates of the barn shed, making sure you space them every 16″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place.



Build the bottom rafters from 2×6 lumber. Make 22.5 degree cuts to both ends of the rafters.



Fit the bottom rafters to the top of the gambrel roof. Align both ends of the rafters and secure them to the roof structure with screws. Use metal hardware to secure the rafters to the wall frames.



Build the gambrel end supports from 2×4 lumber. Make 22.5 degree cuts to the top of the supports and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.



Cut the T1-11 siding sheets to size and then secure them to the roof structure with 4d nails.



Assemble the overhangs for the front and back of the 14×16 shed. You can adjust the width of the overhangs to suit your needs. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings.



Fit the overhangs to the barn shed. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.



Use 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood sheets for the roof of the barn shed. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters. Leave no gaps between the tongue and groove sheets.



Cover the roof of the carport 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.



Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1 and PART 2 of the shed project, so you learn how to frame the frame and the double doors of the barn shed.



This woodworking project was about 14×16 barn 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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