This step by step diy project is about 16×24 gable shed roof plans.This is PART 2 of the gable shed project, where I show you how to build the gable roof for this shed. The roof is sturdy and it will drain the water properly. Make sure you read the local codes so you can comply with the legal requirements. 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
16×24 Gable Shed Roof Plans
- G – 8 pieces of T1-11 siding – 34 1/2″x48 long, 4 pieces – 48″x62 1/4 long SIDING
- H – 26 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 13 pieces – 192″ long TRUSSES
- H – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 9 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 37 1/2″ long, 26 pieces – 23 1/2″ long, 13 pieces – 50 1/4″ long SUPPORTS
- I – 10 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 6 pieces – 24″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 10 3/4″x24″ long, 4 pieces – 10 3/4″x96″ long ROOF
- J – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber -120″ long, 14 pieces – 7″ long 2xOVERHANGS
- J – 550 sq ft of tar paper, 550 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 309 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 192″ long, 4 pieces – 121 1/4″ long TRIMS
- 30 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16′
- 20 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 17 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 4 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 12′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 16′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
How to build a 16×24 gable shed roof
First of all, you need to build the regular rafter for the shed. Cut one end of the 2×6 rafters at 60 degrees and smooth the edges with sandpaper.
The next step of the project is to build the bottom rafter from 2×6 lumber. Cut both ends of the beams at 30 degree. The easiest method is by using a good miter saw. Lay all the components on a level surface and leave no gaps between them .
Use 2×4 lumber for the supports. Cut one end of the supports at 60 degrees and then lay them on the level surface.
Make 1/2″ plywood gussets and lay them over the joints. Leave no gaps between the components and insert 1 5/8″ screws so you can lock all the components together tightly. These will be the trusses for the end panels. You need all these supports, so you can safely attach the siding panels.
For the regular trusses, you should follow this pattern. Fit the 1/2″ plywood gussets accordingly and lock them to the rafters with 1 5/8″ screws.
Fit the trusses to the top of the 16×24 shed. Place the trusses evenly, by installing them every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and use ties to lock them to the top plates.
Cut the gable end panels from T1-11 siding and then secure them into place with 6-8d nails. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Assemble the overhangs for the front and back of the shed by using regular rafters and 2×6 blockings. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the overhangs.
Fit the overhangs to the front and to the back of the shed. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof sheets. Cut all the panels at the right size, as shown in the diagram and then lay them to the top of the roof. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place, every 8″ along the rafters. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Fit 1×8 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ brad nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
Build the trims for the front and for the back of the 16×24 gable shed. Align the edges and insert 2″ brad nails so you can set the trims into place.
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.
Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1 and PART 3 to learn how to build the frame for the shed, as well as how to frame the double front doors. If you are looking for a different design, make sure you take a look over all my shed plans HERE.
This woodworking project was about 16×24 gable shed 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.