This step by step diy woodworking project is about a 16×16 pavilion roof plans. This article features detailed instructions for building the gable roof for a 16×16 outdoor shelter. The roof has a 30 degree slope which is ideal for any area you live in. Check out PART 1 of the project to learn how to frame the pavilion. Take a look over the rest of our 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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16×16 Pavilion Roof Plans
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- E – 18 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 133 1/4″ long RAFTERS
- F – 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 8 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 34 1/2″x96″ long ROOF
- G – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 192″ long, 4 pieces – 135″ long TRIMS
- H – 400 sq ft of tar paper, 400 sq ft asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 18 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 12′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 16′
- 12 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 36 pieces of rafter ties
- 500 pieces of 1 5/8″ screws
- 100 pieces of 2″ brad nails
- 400 sq ft of tar paper, 400 sq ft asphalt shingles
- wood glue, stain/paint
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- PART 1: 16×16 Pavilion Plans
- PART 2: 16×16 Pavilion Roof Plans
How to build a pavilion roof
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the roof using 2×6 beams. As you can see in the plans, you need to cut both ends of the beams at 60 degrees.
Next, you need to make a notch to the bottom of the rafters, so that they can fit into place easily. Mark the cut lines with attention and get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Next, you need to make a notch to the top of the rafters, as shown in the diagram. The notch will help you fit the rafters to the top ridge easily.
Attach the rafters to the top plates of the pavilion, at one end, and to the top ridge, at the other end. Make sure you space the rafters as shown in the diagram, otherwise the roofing sheets won’t fit properly. Use can use framing nails to lock the rafters into place, but the ideal method would be to use ties.
Attach the 1×8 trims to the ends of the rafters, as shown in the plans. Align the trims with attention and secure them into place with 2″ brad nails.
Use 3/4″ plywood sheets for the roofing. Lay the sheets to the rafters following the pattern shown in the plans. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the sheets to the rafters. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Build the trims for the front and back gable ends of the pavilion from 1×8 lumber. Cut both ends of the trims at 60 degrees.
Fit the trims to the pavilion and lock them into place with 2″ brad nails.
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. In addition, cut a 12″ piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
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.
Once the pavilion is assembled you can customize it to suit your needs. Therefore, you can attach rails to the sides of the pavilion or even enclose it.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project. Check out PART 1 of the project so you learn how to build the frame for the pavilion.
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