This step by step diy project is about 6×4 shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the garden tool 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.
Projects made from these plans
6×4 Gable Shed Roof Plans
- G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x117 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x109″ long SIDING
- H – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 54″ long RAFTERS
- I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x54″ long ROOF
- J – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 54 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 52 1/4″ long ROOF TRIMS
- K – 60 pieces of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
How to build a 6×4 Gable Shed Roof
The first step of the shed project is to build the rafters for the gable roof. Use 2×4 lumber and a circular saw to make the cuts to the boards, as shown in the diagram.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the gussets. Lay the rafters on a level surface and align the edges flush. Lay the gusset over the truss and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock everything together tightly.
Fit the rafters to the top of the tool shed 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 front and back 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″.
Fit the sheets to the back of the shed, as well.
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.
Use 1×6 lumber for the front and back roof trims. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.
Fit the 1×6 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 of the shed with tar paper and then install the asphalt shingles. Use drip edges to make sure the roof is waterproof.
This shed has double front doors for an easy access. Make sure you check out PART 3 of the project to learn more on how to build those doors.
You should take a look over PART 1 of the project, where I show you how to build the frame of the 6×4 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 tool shed will add value to your property and help you organize all your tools.
This woodworking project was about 6×4 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.