8×10 Gable Roof for a Short Shed Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 8×10 gable shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the shed project, where I show you how to build the gable roof for the small gable short shed. This shed is a good addition to any backyard, as in most cases you don’t need a permit for it. The total height of the shed is less than 6 ft. The shed features a large door to the front. Make sure you read the local regulations before starting the project. 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.

 

 

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8×10 Gable Roof for a Short Shed Plans

Building a 6 ft short shed

Building a 6 ft short shed

 

  • F – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x69 1/4″ long 2xSIDING
  • G – 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 55″ long RAFTERS
  • H – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 6 1/2″x88″ long, 2 pieces – 6 1/2″x32″ long ROOF
  • I – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 55 3/8″ long, 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 62 1/4″ long TRIMS
  • J – 150 sq ft of tar paper, 150 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • K – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 56 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 55″ long JAMBS
  • L – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x54 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 47 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″ long DOOR
  • M – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 57 1/4″ long TRIMS

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Building a 8×10 gable shed roof plans

Rafters

Rafters

The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the shirt shed. Mark the cut lines to both ends of the 2×4 slats and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges flush.

Fitting the gusset to the rafters

Fitting the gusset to the rafters

Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Mark the cut lines on the plywood and then make the cuts. Lay the rafters on a level surface and then attach the gussets into place. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them together tightly.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the shed. Place the rafters every 16″ on center. Drill pilot holes and insert screws to lock the rafters into place tightly.

Front wall siding sheets

Front wall siding sheets

Use T1-11 siding sheets to the front and back of the shed. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between them. Insert 6d nails every 8″ along the framing, to secure the panels into place. Make cuts so you make the opening for the doors.

Roof sheets - 8x10 short shed

Roof sheets – 8×10 short shed

Use 1/2″ plywood for the roof of the shed. Cut the sheets as shown in the diagram and lay them to the top of the shed. Leave no gaps between the sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.

Trims for the front and back roof

Trims for the front and back roof

Use 2×6 lumber for the front and back roof trims. Make the angle cuts and then attach the trims into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws. Align the edges flush.

Fitting the side roof trims

Fitting the side roof trims

Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 6d nails to lock them into place tightly.

Fitting the roofing sheets

Fitting the roofing sheets

Cover the roof of the shed with tar paper. The attach the roof with asphalt shingles, starting with the bottom part of the shed up to the top ridge. Make sure you read the manufacturer’s instructions, so you install the shingles properly.

Door jambs - 8x10 short shed

Door jambs – 8×10 short shed

Attach the 2×4 jambs around the opening. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Door for short shed

Door for short shed

Use 2×4 lumber for the door frame. Drill pocket holes and assemble the door frame. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything into place tightly and make sure the corners are square. Attach the siding panel with screws or nails.

Fitting the hinges

Fitting the hinges

Fit the door to the opening. Align the edges and then attach them to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch to keep the doors locked and then things inside the shed safe.

Fitting the corner trims

Fitting the corner trims

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Use 1×4 lumber for the corner trims. Align the edges and insert 2″ nails to secure the trims into place tightly. Apply a few coats of paint over the exterior of the shed.

8x10 6 ft tall shed plans - front view

8×10 6 ft tall shed plans – front view

I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project. See all my shed projects HERE. Moreover, check out PART 1 of the shed, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 8×10 gable 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.

 

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  1. fouad m at - Reply

    anyone build this shed? if so, anyone have an idea of approx. cost of material?

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