10×12 Gable 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 shed. This shed is a good addition to any backyard, as you will have a building with easy access and a nice design. 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 Gable Shed Roof Plans




  • H – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 36″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x44″ long 2xSIDING
  • I – 14 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 84″ long RAFTERS
  • J – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 36″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 36″x48″ long ROOF
  • J – 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 84 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 148 1/2″ long TRIMS
  • K – 210 sq ft of tar paper, 210 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING

  • 3 piece of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
  • 14 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
  • 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 8′
  • 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 14′
  • 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 210 sq ft of tar paper, 210 sq ft of asphalt shingles
  • 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
  • wood filler wood glue, stain/paint

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Building a 10×12 gable shed roof plans



Build the half of the rafters from 2×6 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the lumber and then get the job done with a circular saw. Set the miter saw at 33.7 degrees to make the angle cuts.

Fitting the gusset

Fitting the gusset

Next, fit 1/2″ plywood over the joints and align the edges. Insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the gussets into place tightly.



Fit the trusses to the top of the shed. Plumb the trusses vertically and place the every 24″ on center. Use rafter ties to lock the trusses into place tightly. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses before securing them into place tightly.

Gable end panels

Gable end panels

Fit T1-11 siding panels to the gable ends. Mark the cut lines on the panels and then lock them into place with 6d nails. Leave no gaps between the panels.



Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the other side of the roof, as shown in the diagram. Leave no gaps between the sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws.

Gable trims

Gable trims

Fit the 2×8 lumber for the roof trims. Make the angle cuts and then secure them into place with 3 1/2″ screws.

Fitting the side roof trims

Fitting the side roof trims

Fit the 1×8 trims to the sides of the storage shed.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

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. Alternatively, you could also install metal sheets.

10x12 shed with front doors plans

10×12 shed with front doors 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. Check out PART 3 to learn how to build the double side doors, the front door and how to fit the decorative trims.



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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  1. Gary Lindsay at - Reply

    Just what I want!

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      Love to hear that. Good luck and let me know how it goes!

  2. John at - Reply

    Do you think it would be a problem to construct the gable roof shed with only a double door on one of the long sides of the shed? Would there be any special considerations to do this?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      I will work. Make sure you use 2×6 lumber for the double door header.

  3. Barry Prestage at - Reply

    What is the pitch on this roof 8:12?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      Yes. 8:12

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