This step by step diy project is about 8×14 lean to shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the free 8×14 gambrel shed plans, where I show you how to build the roof. If you need even more storage space, you can create a small loft. Make sure you check the local codes and make adjustments to the plans, if required. 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.
Projects made from these plans
8×14 Gambrel Shed Roof Plans
- E – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 26 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 25″ long, 3 pieces – 61″ long 2xFRAME
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 100 7/8″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 34 7/8″ long FRAME
- F – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36 5/8″ long, 1 piece – 45 7/8″ long GAMBREL END SUPPORTS
- G – 6 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x66″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x66″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x115 5/8″ long SIDING
- H – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 38″ long, 3 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 6″x20″ long 12xTRUSS
- I – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 38″ long, 16 pieces – 6 3/8″ long 2xOVERHANG
- J – 2 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 10″x38″ long, 1 piece – 38″x96″ long, 1 piece – 38″x82″ long, 1 piece – 38″x90″ long, 1 piece – 38″x88″ long 2xROOF
- K – 200 sq ft of tar paper, 200 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 4 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 – 4’x10′
- 7 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 – 4’x8′
- 35 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 11 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 25 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 9 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 200 sq ft of tar paper, 200 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- rafter ties
- tar paper
- 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
Building a 8×14 gambrel shed roof
The first step of the project is to attach the T1-11 siding sheets to the sides of the barn shed. Cut the sheets at 66″ and then attach them into place with 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets and align them to the top edge of the side wall frames.
The next step of the project is to build the rafters for the gambrel shed. Use a miter saw to make 22.5 degrees cuts to both ends and lay them on a level surface.
Lay the rafters on a level surface and leave no gaps between them. Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets and use the information from the diagram to get the job done. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the gussets over the rafters.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed and place the every 16″ on center. Plumb the trusses with a spirit level and use rafter ties to lock them into place tightly.
Continue by assembling the 2 frames for the front wall. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square.
Fit the frames to the front of the shed. Align the edges with attention and use 3 1/2″ screws to secure them to the floor and to the side walls. Afterwards, frame the door opening with 2×4 studs, as well. Use a miter saw to make 22.5 angle cuts to the top of the long studs. Fit the double header and the middle support into place as well. Make sure all corners are right-angled and align the edges with attention. Use 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.
Fit 2×4 supports to back gambrel end of the shed. Use the diagram to make the cuts to the supports, drill pocket holes at both ends and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use T1-11 siding for the front and back wall panels. Use a saw to cut the panels at the right size and dimensions and then align the edges flush. Insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing. MAke sure you don’t cut out the door opening for the back wall panels.
Use rafters and 2×4 blockings for the front and back overhangs. You can adjust the size of the overhangs to suit your needs. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the blockings.
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 to lock them into place tightly.
Cut the roof sheets at the right dimensions and then fit them to the top of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert the 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the front and to the back of the shed roof. Cut both ends of the trims at 67.5 degrees (set the miter saw at 22.5 degrees). Use 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the trims for a professional result.
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.
This small shed with a barn roof has an unique rustic to it, so if you are looking for ways to brighten up the look of your garden, this is a project to consider.
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. Check out PART 3 of the shed, so you learn how to build the double doors.
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