This step by step diy project is about 5×5 shed gable roof plans. This is PART 2 of the 5×5 gable shed plans, where I show you how to build the roof and the front door. This storage shed is super easy to build and it will help you organize your garden tool. 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.
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Building a 5×5 gable shed roof
- G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 12″x87 1/4″ long SIDING
- H – 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 40″ long RAFTERS
- I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 40″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 12″x40″ long ROOF
- J – 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 40 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 64 1/4″ long, 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 77″ long, 4 pieces – 76 3/4″ long TRIMS
- L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 68 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x75 3/4″ long DOOR
- L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 75 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 36″ long JAMBS
- 3 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 11 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 6′
- 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- shed hinges + latch
- tar paper
- 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- PART 1: 5×5 Shed Plans
- PART 2: 5×5 Shed Roof Plans
5×5 Shed Gable Roof Plans
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the 5×5 gable shed. Mark the cut lines on the boards and then get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper so you get a professional result. Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts in a consistent manner.
Lay the rafters on a level surface and then attach the 1/2″ plywood gussets. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the gussets into place.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed, every 16″ on center. Use rafter ties to lock the trusses to the top plates tightly.
Use T1-11 siding sheets for the front and back walls. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with attention and then insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the back wall of the storage shed.
Cut the sheets for the roof from 3/4″ plywood and then fit them to the top of the shed. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Fit the 2×6 trims to the front and back of the shed roof. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the roof. Align the edges with attention and then insert 2″ nails to lock them 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.
Fit the 1×4 decorative trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges with attention and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the door panel from T1-11 siding and the trims from 2×4 lumber. Use 2″ screws to lock the panels to the trims. Add glue to the joints and align the edges flush.
Fit the door to the opening and then lock it to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch so you can close the door safely.
Last but not least, you need to attach the trims to the front and back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and use 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components to protect the shed from the weather elements and to enhance the look of the shed.
I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project. See all my shed projects HERE. Moreover, check out PART 1 of the shed, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed.
This woodworking project was about 5×5 garden 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.