This step by step diy project is about 14×20 shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the large storage shed project, where I show you how to build the gable roof for the project. 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.
Projects made from these plans
14×20 Gable Shed Roof Plans
- H – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 43″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 36″x73″ long SIDING
- I – 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 126 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 164 3/8″ long, 2 pieces – 36 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 65″ long 16xTRUSS
- J – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 126 1/2″ long, 14 pieces – 9″ long 2xOVERHANG
- K – 8 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 28″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x28″ long, 4 pieces – 12″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 12″x28″ longROOF
- L – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 265 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 128 1/8″ long TRIMS
- M – 500 sq ft of tar paper, 500 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 4o pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 16 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 14′
- 16 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 16 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 1/2″ plywood
- 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 12′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 24′
- 14 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 6 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 500 sq ft of tar paper, 500 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails, 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
How to build a 14×20 gable shed roof
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the gable roof of the 14×20 shed. Use a miter saw to make angle cuts to both ends of the rafters. Mark the cut lines on the rafters and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with attention.
Build the bottom rafters and then lay them on a level surface. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the components.
Build the supports for the trusses. Make sure the corners are square.
Build gussets for the joints from 1/2″ plywood. After cutting the gussets you need to lay them over the joints. Insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the gussets into place tightly.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed. Plumb the trusses and then place them every 16″ on center. Use rafter ties to lock the trusses to the frame of the shed.
Fit T1-11 siding sheets to the gable ends of the shed. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and then get the job done with a circular saw. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result. Align the edges with attention and insert 6d nails to lock the sheets into place tightly.
Build the overhangs for the shed from 2×4 lumber. You can adjust the size 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 front and to the back of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the lean to shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Fit 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed roof. Align the edges and insert 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
Cut the trims for the front and back of the shed roof. Align the edges and insert 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
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.
This shed is easy to build, sturdy and it has a nice design. The lean to design will add charm to the property and it is super sturdy.
This woodworking project was about 14×20 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.