This step by step diy project is about 16×12 saltbox shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the large storage shed project, where I show you how to build the saltbox shaped roof. 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
16×12 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans
- H – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long, 6 pieces – 48″x94 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x114″ long, 2 pieces – 33 3/4″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 41 3/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 23 3/4″x48″ long SIDING
- J – 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 13 pieces – 72″ long, 13 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 64″ long RAFTERS
- K – 5 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 3 pieces – 24″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long ROOF
- L – 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 120 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 72 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 194 1/4″ long TRIMS
- 14 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x10′
- 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 8 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 12′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 10′
- 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- rafter ties
How to build a 16×12 Saltbox Shed Roof
The first step of the project is to attach the T1-11 siding sheets to the back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing to secure the sheets into place tightly.
Fit the sheets to the front wall of the shed. Use the diagram to cut the sheets properly. Leave no gaps between the sheets and use 6d nails to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the side walls, as well. As you can see in the plans, you need to make a few cuts around the window opening. Leave no gaps between the sheets and place them 1 1/2″ below the top ridge.
Next, build the rafters for the shed from 2×6 lumber. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make an angle cut to one end of the rafters and then cut out the birdsmouth. Take accurate measurements so you get a consistent result.
Use 2×4 lumber for the bottom rafters. Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts at both ends of the rafters. Fit the bottom rafter on a level surface, as shown in the diagram.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Cut the gussets at the right shape and size, as shown in the diagram, and then fit them over the joints, as shown in the plans. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock everything together tightly.
Fit the trusses to the top of the 16×12 shed frame. Place the trusses every 16″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and fit rafter ties to secure them to the top plates. The rafter ties will lock the trusses into place tightly.
Use T1-11 siding for the side wall panels. Cut the panels to the right size and shape and then secure them into place with 6-8d nails. Align the edges flush and insert the nails every 8″.
Cut the roof sheets from 3/4″ plywood. Align the edges flush and then insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters, so you lock them into place tightly. Alight the edges flush and leave no gaps between the sheets, for a professional result.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the other side of the roof. Use the information in the diagram to get a professional result.
Use 1×8 lumber for the side roof trims. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the front and back of the roof. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails, so you secure the trims into place tightly. The trims are easy to install and it will add unique appeal to the shed.
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.
Make sure you check PART 1 and PART 3 of the shed project, to learn how to build the frame and how to fit the trims.
You should take a look over PART 1 of the project, where I show you how to build the frame of the 16×12 shed. Check out PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the front door and how to fit the decorative trims. If you like the design, this small storage shed will add value to your homeowner life for many, many years in a row. This shed features a front door and a gable roof with a steep slope.
This woodworking project was about 16×12 saltbox 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.