This step by step diy project is about 10×16 gambrel shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the storage shed project, where I show you everything you want to know about framing the gambrel roof. You can make upgrades to these plans and frame a nice loft for even more storage space. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.
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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10×16 Barn Shed Roof Plans
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- H – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x56 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x61 1/2″ long SIDING
- I – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 46″ long 9xTRUSS
- J – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 42″ long, 4 pieces – 52″ long SUPPORTS
- K – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 46″ long, 20 pieces – 7″ long 2xOVERHNAG
- L – 8 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 8 pieces – 10 3/4″x46″ long ROOF
- M – 350 sq ft of tar paper, 350 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 34 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 9 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 4 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 350 sq ft of tar paper, 350 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails, 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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How to build a 10×16 barn shed roof
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the gambrel shed. As you can see in the diagram, you need to make 22.5 degrees to both ends of the 2×4 beams. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Lay the rafters on a level surface and leave no gaps between them. Use 1/2″ plywood to make the gussets. Cut the gussets as shown in the diagram and then lay them over the joints. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them together tightly.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed and place them equally spaced, every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb trusses and lock them into place with rafter ties.
Use 2×4 lumber for the gambrel end supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Use T1-11 siding for the gambrel ends. Cut the panels at the right dimensions and the attach them into place with 6-8d nails. Leave no gaps between the panels and insert the nails every 8″, along the framing.
Build the overhangs for the 10×16 gambrel shed from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings.
Fit the overhangs to the front and to the back of the barn shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws so you can lock them into place tightly.
Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the barn shed. Cut the panels at the right dimensions and then attach them to the top of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ into 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 large piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
Read the instructions labeled on the asphalt shingle packs before installing them into place tightly. Start with the bottom left side of the roof and install them all the way to the top.
Take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components, to protect the shed from decay and to enhance its appearance.
You need to check out PART 3 of the shed, so you learn how to build the double doors and how to fit the rest of the trims. If you have’t looked over PART 1 yet, I recommend you to do it, as it will show everything you want to know about building the frame of the 10×16 barn shed.
This woodworking project was about 10×16 barn shed roof plans. 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.