This step by step diy project is about 10×12 hip roof shed plans. This is PART 2 of the shed project where I show you how to build the roof structure for the 10×12 hip shed. I show you all you need to know about framing a beautiful hip roof. The rafters are 16″ on center and made from 2x6s. Make sure you read the local codes so you can comply with the legal requirements. 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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10×12 Hip Roof Construction Plans
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- J – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 40″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 25 1/2″ long RIDGE BEAM
- K – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 110 1/2″ long HIP RAFTERS
- K – 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 86 1/2″ long COMMON RAFTERS
- L – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 29 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 67 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 48 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 30 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 50″ long, 4 pieces – 69″ long JACK RAFTERS
- M – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x70″ long, 4 pieces – 35″x59 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x71″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x92 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 83 1/2″x35 1/4″ long ROOF SHEETS
- N – 280 sq ft of tar paper, 280 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- O – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 141 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 163 3/4″ long TRIMS
- P – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 43″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long TRIMS
- R – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 55″ long JAMBS
- S – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x80″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 73″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long DOOR
- 7 piece of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 22 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8′
- 10 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 10 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 12′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8′
- 280 sq ft of tar paper, 280 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 6d nails, 8d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- shed hinges
- roof underlayment
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- PART 1: 10×16 Shed with a Hip Roof Plans
- PART 2: 10×16 Hip Roof Shed Plans
It’s that simple to build a shed with a hip roof – Video!
10×16 Shed Hip Roof Plans
The first step of the project is to install the ridge beam for the hip roof. Therefore, use 2×4 lumber for the supports and drill pocket holes at both ends. Use 2×6 lumber for the ridge beams. Center the supports to the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Plumb the supports and make sure the corners are square.
Use a miter saw to make 25 degree cuts to both ends of the boards. These are the hip rafters. Smooth the edges with sandpaper. Make sure you do a compound cut to the top end of the hip rafters (48 degrees bevel, 25 degrees miter).
Fit the hip rafters to the storage shed. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Use rafter ties to reinforce the joints.
Use 2×6 lumber for the common rafters. Use a miter saw to make the 33.5 degree angle cuts to both ends of the rafters, as shown in the diagram.
Fit the common rafters to the top of the 10×12 hip roof shed. Align the edges, drill pilot holes and insert screws to lock them into place tightly. Fit the rafters as shown in the plans. Use rafter ties to secure the rafters to the top plates and screws to secure them to the ridge beam.
Next, build the jack rafters for the hip roof of the shed. Use a miter saw and make a simple 33.5 degree miter cut at one end. Use the miter and make a compound cut for the opposite end: 33.5 miter cut and 50 degree bevel cut.
Fit the jack rafters to the top of the shed. Start installing the jack rafters from the common rafters toward outside, every 16″ on center. Use rafter ties to the secure the rafters into place tightly. Drill pilot holes and insert screws.
Make the jack rafters for the front and back of the roof.
Fit the rafters to the hip rafters, as shown in the diagram. Place the rafters every 16″ on center, as shown in the plans.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the roof sheets. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then lay them to the top of the roof structure. Align the edges flush, leave no gaps between the sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the sheets to the sides of the roof. Leave no gaps between the sheets and align the edges flush.
Use 1×8 lumber for the roof trims. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and secure them to the end of the rafters. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the trims into place tightly.
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.
Install the window to the side of the shed and then fit the decorative trims. Insert 2″ nails to secure the trims tightly.
Use 2×4 lumber for the door jambs. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use the panel that you have cut out in the previous steps for the door. Use 2×4 lumber for the trims. Assemble the door frame with 2 1/2″ screws and pocket holes. Make sure the corners are square and check if the diagonals are equal. Attach the door panel into place with 2″ nails.
Fit the door to the front of the shed. Align the edges flush and use hinges to lock them secure it to the jambs. Install a latch to keep the door secured.
Fit the 1×4 or 1×3 trims to the corners of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to secure them into place tightly.
Make sure you check out PART 1 of the 10×12 garden hip roof shed project, so you learn how to build the wall frames and the door.
This 10×12 shed is beautiful, sturdy and it will help you organize the garden tools and other items you have around the house. You can make a lot of adjustments and customize it to suit your needs. Please take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, because I have over 1500 free designs.
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