This step by step diy project is about 10×12 saltbox shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the 10×12 storage shed, where I show you how to build the saltbox style roof. This shed has a sturdy structure, but I strongly recommend you to read and comply with the local building codes. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
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10×12 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans
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- H – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x55 1/4 long, 2 pieces – 48″x54 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x20 3/4″ long ROOF END PANELS
- I – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 45 1/4″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long RIDGE BEAMS
- J – 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 60″ long, 10 pieces – 96″ long RAFTERS
- K – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 60″ long, 12 pieces – 4 1/2″ long 2xOVERHANG
- L – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 8″x60″ long, 2 pieces – 8″x96″ long, 3 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 3 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 24″x48″ long, 1 piece – 48″x96″ long ROOF
- L – 200 sq ft of tar paper, 200 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 97 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 61 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 160″ long TRIMS
- 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 53 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x120″
- 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 16′
- 200 sq ft of tar paper, 200 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- rafter ties
- 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 Saltbox Shed Plans
- PART 2: 10×12 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans
- PART 3: 10×12 Saltbox Shed Door and Trims Plans
10×12 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans
The first step of the project is to build the 2×4 rafters for the garden saltbox shed. Use a miter saw and make 30 degree cuts to one end of the beams.
Next, you need to make the 35 degree cuts to the other rafters. Use 2×4 lumber for these rafters, as well.
Continue the project by fitting the ridge beams to the top of the shed structure. Install the 2×4 supports to the top plates of the side walls. Secure the supports into place with corner brackets and screws. Next, attach the 2×4 beam to the top of the supports. Plumb the supports with a spirit level and check if the corners are square. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the components. Drill pocket holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the top beam into place.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, every 16″ on center, as shown in the plans. Use rafter ties to secure the rafters into place tightly.
Cut and fit the 2×4 supports to the sides of the shed, so you can fit the siding panels.
Cut the T1-11 sheets for the roof side ends and then secure them to the supports with 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Assemble the overhangs for the front and back of the shed. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings.
Fit the overhangs to the front and to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the shed. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the components. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the rafters to lock the sheets into place tightly.
Fit the roofing sheets to the opposite side of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Leave no gaps between the sheets and then insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed roof. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the front and to the back of the shed. Use a miter saw to make the angle cut to one end of the trims and then secure them into place with 2″ nails.
This compact storage shed will easily blend in with other constructions in your backyard. You can also take a look over the rest of my shed projects for more inspiration.
Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to frame the 10×12 garden shed and how to build the double doors. In addition, I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project.
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.
I like your 10×12 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans, and would like a printable PDF for the instructions, but can’t figure out how to do that despite all these download PDF ads. What am I missing?
Also, I’d like to modify these plans by adding a side door. Could you share your thoughts on how to do that?
Please take a look over the FAQs: https://myoutdoorplans.com/faq/ To add a door to the side, take a look over my other shed projects. The techniques are the same.