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10×16 Gazebo Hip Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about simple 10×16 rectangular gazebo hip roof plans. This is PART 2 of the project, where I show you how to build the hip roof for the rectangular gazebo. This hip roof is really sturdy and it has a steep slope. Check out PART 1 of the project where I show you how to build the frame of the shed. 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.



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10×16 Gazebo Hip Roof Plans




Cut & Shopping Lists

  • E – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 110 1/2″ long HIP RAFTERS
  • F – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 86 1/4″ long COMMON RAFTERS
  • G – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 46″ long JACK RAFTERS
  • H – 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x70″ long, 4 pieces – 29 3/4″x35″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x71″ long, 4 pieces – 30 3/4″x34 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 30 3/4″x70″ long ROOF SHEETS
  • I – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 141 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 211 3/4″ long TRIMS
  • J – 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


 One day




It’s that simple to build a rectangular gazebo – Video!




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Building a rectangular gazebo hip roof 



Use 2×6 lumber for the hip rafters. Use a miter saw to make the 25 degree cuts to both ends of the beams. At one end make a compound cut with a 47.8 degree bevel cut.

Fit the hip rafters to the top ridge, as shown in the plans. Plumb the kind stud with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes and insert screws through the rafters into the plates and into the ridge beam. Use rafter ties to secure the rafters to the plates.



Cut the common rafters for the roof of the gazebo using 2×6 lumber. Use a miter saw to make 33.5 degree cuts to both ends of the rafters.

Fitting the common rafters - 10x16 hip roof gazebo

Fitting the common rafters – 10×16 hip roof gazebo

Fit the common rafters to the top of the gazebo. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the common rafters to the king post and to the top rails.



Use 2×6 lumber for the jack rafters. Use a miter saw to make 33.5 degree cuts at both ends. At one end you need a compound cut: 33.5 degree miter cut and 50 degree bevel cut.



Fit the rafters to the top of the gazebo. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the rafters into place.

Side roof panels - 10x16 gazebo

Side roof panels – 10×16 gazebo

Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof sheets. Alternatively you can use tongue and groove boards. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.

Cut and fit the plywood sheets to the front and back of the hip roof.

Roof trims for the 10x16 gazebo

Roof trims for the 10×16 gazebo

Use 1×8 lumber for the roof trims. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the trims for a professional result.

Fitting the roofing to the 10x16 gazebo

Fitting the roofing to the 10×16 gazebo

Install the roofing felt, starting from the bottom left of the roof. Secure the paper to the roofing, using a stapler. Make sure the tar paper overlaps at least 2”. Don’t forget to cover the top ridge with a 14” strip of paper .

Start the first course of shingles with a full tab, the second with 2 1/2 tabs, the third with 2 tabs, the forth with 1 1/2 tabs, the fifth with 1 tab, the sixth with half tab and the seventh with a 3 tabs.



Take a look over PART 1 of the gazebo project, so you learn how to build the frame of the gazebo. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the gazebo.

10x16 gazebo plans free

10×16 gazebo plans free

This 10×16 gazebo is build on a frame that is made from 6x6s. You can easily add railings to the gazebo, if you want to build a serving area with an unique design. You can tackle this project in one weekend and save hundreds of the dollars. Please take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, because I have over 1500 free designs.



This woodworking project was about 10×16 gazebo hip 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.







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1 comment

Paul -

I’ve found your website fascinating.

I’m particularly interested in this one

however the space I want to put it in is only 8×14. I was looking on the premium plans for different sizes but I can only find 12×16.

I could probably have a go at making it smaller, but I was wondering if a quick recalc in your software could produce an 8×14 version or whether I could take the 12×16 and somehow adapt it.

I’m particularly curious about how the hip roof actually fixes together. Does the premium plans go into detail on how to fix it at those points etc?


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