10×12 Run in Horse Shelter Roof Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about 10×12 run in horse shelter roof plans. This article is PART 2 of the run in shed project, where I show you how to frame the lean to roof and how to fit the decorative trims. Make sure you check out the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.

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.



Projects made from these plans




10×12 Run in Horse Shelter Roof Plans




  • E – 3 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x91 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x120″ long, 2 pieces – 2 pieces – 48″x120″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x108″ long SIDING
  • F – 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 11 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 23 3/4″ long RAFTERS
  • G – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 3 pieces – 48″x48″ long ROOF SHEETS
  • H – 160 sq ft of tar paper, 160 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • I – 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 144″ long, 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 148 1/4″ long TRIMS

  • 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
  • 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 14′
  • 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 12′
  • 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 5 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 5 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4×10′
  • 5 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
  • 160 sq ft of tar paper
  • 160 sq ft of asphalt shingles
  • 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws1 5/8″ screws

 One weekend



Building a 10×12 shed roof plans



Build the rafters from 2×6 lumber. Make a notch to the rafters, using the information from the diagram. Smooth the recess with a damp cloth.



Fit the rafters to the top of the shelter. Drill pilot holes and lock the rafters to the structure with screws and rafter ties. Place the rafters every 16″ on center.

Side roof supports

Side roof supports

Use 2×4 lumber for the side lean to roof supports. Make the angle cuts with a miter saw and then lock them into place tightly with screws.

Fitting the siding sheets to the back wall

Fitting the siding sheets to the back wall

Attach 4’x8′ T1-11 siding to the back wall of the shelter. Use 1 5/8″ brad nails to lock the sheets into place tightly. Insert the nails every 8″ along the wall framing.

Siding - Sides

Siding – Sides

Continue the project by fitting the panels to the sides of the shed. Make the cuts so you can fit the panels into place tightly. Insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Attach 3/4″ plywood sheets to the rafters, using the pattern shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.

Fitting the roof trims

Fitting the roof trims

Fit the 2×8 trims to the sides, to the front and to the back of the shed. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then align them into place with attention. Drill pilot holes and then insert 3 1/2″ screws.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

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. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.

10x12 Run In Horse Shelter Plans

10×12 Run In Horse Shelter Plans

The shelter seen from one side has a nice appearance. Make sure there are no gaps between the sheets.

10x12 Run In Horse Shelter Plans - Front view

10×12 Run In Horse Shelter Plans – Front view

Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-200 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

Top Tip: Check out PART 1 of the project, to learn how to build the frame for the  10×12 run in shed.



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  1. Mark bedard at - Reply

    The rafters depicted only work for the tops of the 4×4 posts at the front of the structure.

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