6×12 Shed Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 6×12 shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the small storage shed project, where I show you how to build the gable 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.

 

 

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6×12 Shed Roof Plans

Building a 6x12 shed

Building a 6×12 shed

 

  • G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 23 1/2″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 16 1/2″x24″ long SIDING
  • H – 14 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 66 3/4″ long RAFTERS
  • I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long ROOF
  • J – 125 sq ft of tar paper, 125 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • K – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 148 1/4″ long, 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 48 1/2″ long TRIMS

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How to build a gable roof for a 6×12 shed

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the shed from 2×4 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.

Gussets

Gussets

Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Mark the cut lines on the plywood and then get the job done with a circular saw. Fit the gussets to the joint and lock them into place with 1 5/8″ screws. Align the edges flush before inserting the screws.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the 6×12 shed frame. Place the trusses every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and fit rafter ties to secure them to the top plates.

Gable end supports

Gable end supports

Make supports for the gable ends from 2×4 lumber. Cut both ends of the supports at 30 degrees and then toenail them into place.

Gable end panels

Gable end panels

Use T1-11 siding for the gable end 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″.

Roof trims

Roof trims

Use 2×6 lumber for the side roof trims. Make a 30 degree cut to one end of the trims and then fit them to the storage shed. Use 2 1/2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

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.

Fitting the side roof trims

Fitting the side roof trims

Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the roof. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails, so you secure the trims into place tightly.

Ditting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

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.

6x12 Shed - Back view

6×12 Shed – Back view

You should take a look over PART 1 of the project, where I show you how to build the frame of the 6×12 shed. Check out PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the front door and how to fit the decorative trims.

6x12 Gable Shed Plans

6×12 Gable Shed Plans

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 6×12 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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