This step by step diy project is about 8×12 lean to shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the lean to shed project, where I show you how to build the roof and the double front doors. This shed is a nice addition to any backyard, as a homeowner has always lots of items to store and shelter against the elements. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
Horse Shed Roof Plans
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- E – 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 112″ long RAFTERS
- F – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 83″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 19 3/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 37 1/4″x48″ long WALLS
- G – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 16″x96″ long, 1 piece – 16″x48″ long ROOF
- H – 150 sq ft of tar paper, 150 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- I – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 81 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 115 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 89 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 80″ long TRIMS
- J – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 112″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 148 1/4″ long ROOF TRIMS
- 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 6 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 14′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 150 sq ft of tar paper, 150 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 1 1/2″ nails, 1 1/4″ nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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- PART 1: Horse shed plans
- PART 2: Horse shed roof plans
Building a horse shelter
The first step of the project is to build the 2×4 rafters for the lean to shed. Mark the cut lines on the beams and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and then repeat the process for the rest of the rafters.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, making sure you place them every 24″ on center. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to secure the rafters to the top plates.
Next, you need to build the framing for the side roof ends. Cut the 2×4 components at the right dimensions and secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square for a neat result and leave no gaps between the components.
Next, attach the T1-11 siding sheets to the sides of the horse shed, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with 4d nails. Leave no gaps between the sheets before securing them into place with nails.
Cut the panels for the side roof ends and then secure them to the framing with 4d nails or 1 1/4″ screws. Take accurate measurements before cutting the sheets, otherwise they won’t fit into place tightly.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the horse shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure them into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the sheets and make sure you insert the screws along the rafters, every 8″.
Use 1×6 or 2×6 lumber for the front and back roof trims and 2×6 lumber for the side trims. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the trims into place, after aligning the edges flush.
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. Afterwards, attach the asphalt shingles to the roof, starting with the left bottom side of the roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions to understand how to install the shingles into place properly.
In other to enhance the look of the lean to shed, you need to attach 1×4 trims to the sides. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and secure them into place with 1 1/2″ brad nails.
Build the front trims for the horse shed from 1×6 lumber. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make a few cuts to the top of the trims so they can fit into place properly.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the front of the shed, as shown in the image. Align everything with attention and secure the trims into place with 1 1/2″ brad nails.
Make sure you fill the holes and dents with wood putty. In addition, smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper and then apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the shed project.
The horse shed has a nice appearance and the lean to roof will drain the water properly. Remember that you can easily adjust the size and the design of the shed, so it suits your needs. In addition, you need to take a look over PART 1 of the project, so you can learn how to build the frame of the shed.
This woodworking project was about horse 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.