This step by step diy project is about diy 10×12 shed roof plans. This article is PART 2 of the 10×12 gable shed project, where I show you how to build the roof. This project show you easy to follow instructions so you can get the job done quickly. Moreover, I have designed shed with many sizes so check them out, as well. 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 Shed Roof Plans
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- F – 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 22 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 87″ long, 4 pieces – 23 5/8″ long TRUSSES
- G – 4 pieces of T1-11 – 32 1/8″x48″long, 24″x39″ long GABLE ENDS
- H – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
- I – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood- 13 1/2″x85″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 37″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 37″x48″ long ROOF
- J – 250 sq ft og tar paper, 250 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- J – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 171″ long, 4 pieces – 89″ long TRIMS
- 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 27 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 8 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 3 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- 250 sq ft og tar paper, 250 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 16′
- 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 1 1/4″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Building a free 10×12 shed roof
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the trusses for the 10×12 shed. As you can notice in the diagram, you need to build the rafters from 2×4 lumber and the bottom rafters from 2×6 lumber. Use a miter saw to make accurate angle cuts and smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Assemble the trusses for the shed roof, as showing in the diagram. Use 1/2″ plywood to make gussets for reinforcing the joints or you can install metal ties. Make sure there are no gaps between the components and check if the edges are flush.
As you can notice, you need to cut out some notches in the rafters placed at the ends of the roof. These notches are made so you can fit the supports for the overhangs. Mark the cut lines, make repetitive cuts inside the areas and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Fit the trusses to the top of the roof, every 24″ on center. Use ties to secure the trusses to the top plates of the backyard shed. In addition, use a spirit level to plumb the trusses before locking them into place.
Fitting the T1-11 sheets to the gable ends. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and secure them to the frame using 8d nails. Leave no gaps between the sheets and make sure all the edges are aligned properly.
Fit the rafters to the gable ends. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure them into place tightly.
Fit the 2×4 supports for the overhangs. Align the edges with attention and secure them to the rafters with 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws to prevent the wood from splitting.
Fit the 2×4 overhangs (same as the rafters) to the supports. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the rafters to the supports tightly.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the shed roof. Cut the sheets as shown in the plans and then secure them along the rafters, by inserting 1 1/4″ screws, every 8″.
Fit the 1×6 side trims. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with 8d nails.
Fit 1×6 trims to the gable ends of the garden shed. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with 8d nails.
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. In addition, cut a 12″ piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to frame the shed roof and how to attach the door and the trims to the shed. 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.
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