This step by step diy woodworking project is about 10×14 horse shelter roof plans. This article is Part 2 of the horse shelter project. Therefore, if you want to build the lean to roof for the 10×14 shelter, take a look over this article. 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
10×14 Horse Shelter Roof Plans
- E – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x84″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x84″ long, 2 pieces – 39 3/4″x24 long, 2 pieces – 32 1/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 17 1/2″x48″ long SIDING
- G – 8 piece of 2×4 lumber – 141″ long, 2 pieces – 168″ long RAFTERS
- H – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 3 pieces – 48″x72″ long ROOF SHEETS
- I – 180 sq ft of tar paper, 180 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
Building a horse shelter plans
Build the rafters from 2×4 lumber.
Make a notch to the bottom of 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. Place the rafters every 24″ on center.
Attach 4’x8′ T1-11 siding to the frame of the shelter. Use 1 5/8″ brad nails to lock the sheets into place tightly.
Fit 2×4 trims to the ends of the rafters. Drill pilot holes through the trims and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the rafters.
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.
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.
The shelter seen from one side has a nice appearance. Make sure there are no gaps between the sheets.
Take care of the finishing touches, by filling the holes with wood putty. Cover the components with paint, to protect the structure from the elements.
This step is optional. Attach 1×6 slats to the interior of the horse shelter, as shown in the diagram. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats into place properly. Place the slats equally-spaced.
Fit slats to the back of the shelter, as well. The slats will protect the siding from potential damages.
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.
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