10×12 8 ft Short Shed Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 10×12 gable shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the shed project, where I show you how to build the gable roof for the 10×12 short shed. This shed is a good addition to any backyard, as in most cases you don’t need a permit for it. 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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10×12 8 ft Short Shed Roof Plans

Building a 8 ft high shed

Building a 8 ft high shed

 

  • F – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x88″ long, 1 piece – 48″x89 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 48″x84 1/8″ long, 1 piece – 24″x18 1/2″ long 2xSIDING
  • G – 20 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long RAFTERS
  • H – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 48×96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x96″ long ROOF
  • I – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 73 1/8″ long, 4 pieces of pieces of 1×6 lumber – 74″ long TRIMS
  • J – 180 sq ft of tar paper, 180 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • K – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 71 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
  • L – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x70 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 63 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long 2xDOOR
  • M – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 75 3/4″ long TRIMS

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Building a 10×12 gable shed roof plans

Building the rafters

Building the 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 ridge beam

Fitting the ridge beam

Next, fit the ridge beam to the top of the shed. Use 2×4 lumber for the supports and 2×6 lumber for the ridge beam. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them with 2 1/2″ screws to the middle of the front and back wall top plates. Next, attach the 2×6 beam to the top of the supports, using the same 2 1/2″ screws.

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 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.

Back wall siding sheets

Back wall siding sheets

Cut and attach the siding sheets to the back of the shed.

Roof sheets - 10x12 shed

Roof sheets – 10×12 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.

Front and back roof trims

Front and back roof trims

Use 2×6 lumber for the roof trims. Make the angle cuts and then attach the trims into place with 6d nails.

Fitting the trims to the sides of the roof

Fitting the trims to the sides of the roof

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 to the 10x12 shed

Fitting the roofing to the 10×12 shed

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.

Fitting the jambs

Fitting the jambs

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.

Double doors

Double doors

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 double doors - 8x12 short shed

Fitting the double doors – 8×12 short shed

Fit the double doors 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 trims to the shed

Fitting the trims to the shed

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.

10x12 Shed 8 ft high - Free DIY Plans

10×12 Shed 8 ft high – Free DIY Plans

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 10×12 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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