This step by step diy project is about portable generator enclosure roof and door plans. This is PART 2 of the 5’x7′ shed project. In this article I show you how to build the front double doors and how to build the top lids. In this manner, you can have an easy access to the generator shed from the top and front the front. 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. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Large Generator Shed Roof Plans
- F – 2 pieces of T1-11 sifing – 36″x74 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x80 3/4″ long SIDE WALLS
- G – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 70 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 39 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 88 1/2″ long RAFTERS
- H – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 69″ long, 2 pieces – 44 1/4″ long 2xLID
- I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 44 1/4″x72″ long ROOF
- J – 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x57 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 50 1/2″ long 2xDOOR
- L – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 78 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 57 1/2″ long JAMBS
- M – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 60 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 61 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 77 1/4″ long TRIMS
- 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 19 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4×8
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 1 1/2″ brad nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- 6 hinges, 1 latch
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- PART 1: Portable generator enclosure plans
- PART 2: Generator shed roof plans
Building a portable generator shed roof
The first step of the roof project is to build the rafters for. Mark the cut lines on the 2×4 slats and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with a sandpaper for a professional result.
Fit the rafters to the top of the generator shed. Drill pilot holes and secure the rafters to the top plates of the shed using 2 1/2″ screws. Space the rafters equally for a professional result.
Attach the T1-11 siding panels to the side walls. Cut the panels at the right dimensions and shape and secure it to the framing using 8d nails. Leave no gaps between the panels for a neat result.
Fit 2×4 trims to the sides of the generator shed, as shown in the plans. Align the edges flush and secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit 1×4 trims for the side and front of the generator shed. As you can easily notice in the diagrams, you need to cut the top of the side trims at 75 degrees. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a neat result.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the back of the generator shed, as shown in the diagram. Use 1 1/2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place, after aligning the edges flush.
Fit the 1×4 door jambs around the front opening. Align the edges with attention and secure the trims into place with 1 1/2″ brad nails.
Fit 1×4 trims to the front and back of the roof, as shown in the image. Align the edges and secure them to the ends of the rafters using 1 1/2″ brad nails.
Fit 2×4 supports to the roof, as shown in the image. Drill pilot holes and secure the supports to the rafters with 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the frames for the two sections of the roof using 2×2 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the 44 1/4″ long components and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them together, after making sure the corners are right angled.
Fit 3/4″ plywood panels to the frames, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the panels into place. Leave no gaps between the frames and the plywood panels for a professional result.
Alternatively, you can build the two lids as one large frame, if you want to avoid complications. Therefore, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the two frames together.
Fit the lids to the roof of the generator shed, aligning the edges flush. Use hinges to secure the lids to the rafters, as shown in the image.
Cover the roof of the shed with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under. Install the asphalt shingles to the roof lids.
Build the double door panels from the T1-11 left over from the previous steps. Use 1×4 lumber for the frame of the doors. Use 1 1/4″ nails and glue to assemble the doors.
Fit the doors to the front opening and secure them to the jambs using 1 1/4″ screws. Use two hinges for each door and one latch to keep them shut.
One of the last steps of the project is to apply a few coats of paint over the trims and over the exterior siding. If you choose the right color scheme, you can add value to the project and enhance the look of your backyard.
As you can easily notice, this 5’x7′ shed is roomy enough for almost any portable generator. In addition, with little modifications, you can use these plans to store tools or other items. You have easy access to the interior of the shed using the lids and the front double doors.
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