This step by step diy project is about 8×12 gable shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the firewood 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 location 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
8×16 Firewood Shed Roof Plans
- F – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x27″ long SIDING
- G – 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 62″ long, 10 pieces – 76″ long, 10 pieces – 96″ long, 10 pieces – 19 3/4″ long RAFTERS
- H – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 28″x48″ long, 1 piece – 28″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 14″x48″ long, 1 piece – 14″x96″ long ROOF
- I – 220 pieces of tar paper, 220 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- J – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 82 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 64 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 62 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 76″ long TRIMS
- K – 8 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 81 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 58″ long, 2 pieces – 24 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 50″ long TRIMS
- PART 1: 8×12 Firewood Shed Plans
- PART 2: 8×12 Firewood Shed Roof Plans
How to build a 8×12 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 miter saw to make the cuts to the boards, as shown in the diagram. Make the angle cuts to the rafters.
Use 2×4 lumber for the bottom rafters. Make the angle cuts to both ends of the rafters, as shown in the diagrams.
Lay the rafters to a level surface and align the edges flush. Leave no gaps between the rafters. Attach the metal plates to the joints. Alternatively, you can use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Lay the gussets over the joints and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock everything together tightly.
Use 2×4 lumber for the middle support. Make 25 degree cuts to the top of the support and fit it to the trusses.
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 side roof 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 1/2″ 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.
Attach the 1/2″ plywood sheets to the other side of the roof.
Use 1×6 lumber for the side roof trims. Make the angle cuts with a miter saw. 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.
Use 1×3 lumber for the opening trims. Make the angle cuts and then secure the trims into place tightly with 2″ nails.
Use 1×3 lumber for the side wall trims. Make a miter cut to the top of the trims. Attach the trims to the sides of the shed. Use 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the 1×3 trims to the front of the firewood shed. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ mails to lock them into place tightly.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Apply a few coats of paint over the exterior of the shed to protect the components from the elements and to enhance the look of the project. Apply a few coats of paint over the trims.
You should take a look over PART 1 of the project, where I show you how to build the frame of the 8×12 firewood shed.
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