This step by step diy woodworking project is about a 10×10 pavilion roof plans. This is PART 2 of the square pavilion project, where I show you how to build the roof and how to attach the decorative trims. The roof has a 45 degree slope, so you can easily drain the water or snow. 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.
Projects made from these plans
10×10 Pavilion Roof Plans
- E – 18 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long RAFTERS
- F – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 40″ long TRIMS
- G – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 46 1/4″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 46 1/4″x48″ long ROOF
- H – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 144″ long TRIMS
- I – 200 sq ft of tar paper, 200 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- PART 1: 10×10 Pavilion Plans
- PART 2: 10x10 Pavilion Roof Plans
How to build a gable pavilion roof
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the roof of the pavilion. Cut one end of the beams at 45 degrees, by using a miter saw. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make birdsmouth cuts to the rafters, so you can lock them into place tightly.
Fit the rafters to the top of the pavilion, using the instructions described in the diagram. It is important to properly space the rafters, otherwise you won’t be able to fit the roofing sheets into place, tightly.
Fit the 1×3 trims to the sides of the roof. Align the edges with attention and then lock the trims to the end of the rafters using 2″ nails.
Cut the 3/4″ plywood sheets at the right dimensions and then lay them to the top of the roof, as shown in the diagram. Leave no gaps between the sheets and then insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Use 2×4 lumber for the gable end trims. Make the cuts to the trims, as shown in the diagram and then drill pocket holes at both ends.
Fit the trims to the front and to back ends of the pavilion. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the trims into place tightly.
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.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-200 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth. Apply a few coats of stain or paint to enhance the look of the pavilion.
Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the 10×10 pavilion. This small pavilion is ideal if you have a tiny backyard, or if you have a tight budget. You can really get the job done by yourself with the help of a friend, if you have basic tools and average woodworking skills.
This woodworking project was about 10×10 backyard pavilion roof plans. 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.