This step by step diy project is about 10×12 run in shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the free 10×12 run in shed, where I show you how to build the saltbox roof. In addition, I show you how to fit the 1×10 boards and the 1×2 battens to the sides of the horse shed. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
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10×12 Run in Shed Roof Plans
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- D – 32 piece of 1×10 lumber – 8′ long, 20 pieces – 10′ long SLATS
- E – 27 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8′ long, 20 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 10′ long BATTENS
- G – 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long, 10 pieces – 84″ long, 10 pieces – 81″ long RAFTERS
- H – 2 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 36″x96″ long, 1 piece – 36″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x94″ long, 1 piece – 24″x48″ long ROOF
- I – 170 sq ft of tar paper, 170 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- J – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 84 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 72 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 148 1/2″ long TRIMS
- J – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 72 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 19 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 63″ long FRONT OPENING TRIMS
- 32 piece of 1×10 lumber – 8′
- 20 pieces of 1×10 lumber – 10′
- 27 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8′
- 20 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 10′
- 3 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 30 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 14′
- 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 170 sq ft of tar paper, 170 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- rafter ties
- tar paper
- 2″ nails, 1 1/2″ nails
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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- PART 1: 10×12 Run in Shed Plans
- PART 2: 10×12 Run in Shed Roof Plans
- PART 3: 10×12 Run in Trims Plans
Building a 10×12 saltbox shed roof
The first step of the project is to attach the 1×10 slats to the back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and make sure there are no gaps between them. Use 2″ nails to secure the slats into place.
Fit the 1×10 slats to the front of the shed, as well. As you can see in the plans, you need to make a few cuts so you can fit the slats around the opening.
The next step of the project is to build the rafters for the run in shed saltbox roof. Use a miter saw to make 18.4 degrees cuts to one end of the 2×4 boards. In addition, make the birdsmouth cuts to the boards, as shown in the diagram.
Lay the rafters on a level surface and leave no gaps between them. Use a 2×4 lumber for the bottom rafters. Make the angle cuts to both ends of the boards and then secure it to the rafters with 2 1/2′ screws. Make sure you align the edges with attention.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed and place the every 16″ on center. Plumb the trusses with a spirit level and use rafter ties to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 1×10 slats to the sides of the shed. Use a circular saw to make the angle cuts to the top of the slats. Align the edges with attention and secure the slats to the framing with 2″ nails.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof sheets. Cut the sheets at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Lay the sheets to the roof structure and then secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Use 2×6 lumber for the side roof trims. Mark the cut lines on the 2×6 boards and then get the job done with a saw. Fit the trims to the sides of the shed and align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the front and to the back of the shed roof. Align the edges with attention and use 2 1/2″ screws to secure the trims into place tightly.
Use 1×4 lumber for the opening trims. Make the angle cuts to the trims so you can fit them into place tightly.
After fitting the trims around the front opening, you need to attach the 1×2 battens. Use 1 1/2″ nails to secure the battens to the joints of the 1×10 slats.
Fit the 1×2 battens to the sides of the shed.
Fit the 1×2 battens to the back of the shed.
Fit the tar paper to the roof of the shed and then install the asphalt shingles. Make sure you read the manufacturer’s instructions so you can install the shingles properly.
This shed with a saltbox roof has an unique rustic to it, so if you are looking for ways to brighten up the look of your garden, this is a project to consider.
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 of the shed, so you learn how to build the double doors.
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