This step by step diy project is about 10×16 gable shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the gable shed project, where I show you how to build the gable roof for this shed. This sturdy roof will be the right addition, as it will water-seal the shelter. Make sure you read the local codes so you can comply with the legal requirements. 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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10×16 Gable Shed Roof Plans
Cut & Shopping Lists
- H – 4 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 siding – 48″x28″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x33 3/4″ long SIDING
- I – 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 18 pieces – 75″ long TRUSSES
- I – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 20″ long, 2 pieces – 24 1/4″ long SUPPORTS
- J – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 9 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 37 1/2″ long, 26 pieces – 23 1/2″ long, 13 pieces – 50 1/4″ long SUPPORTS
- K– 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 11″x73 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 25 1/4″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 25 1/4″x48″ long ROOF
- L – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 75″ long, 12 pieces – 7″ long 2xOVERHANG
- M – 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 25 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 2 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails
- rafter ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
How to build a 10×16 gable shed roof
The first step of the project is to build the trusses for the shed. Make angle cuts to the rafters and use 2×4 lumber. Smooth the edges with attention and then lay them on a level surface. Leave no gaps between the rafters and align them with attention.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheet and then get the job done with a circular saw. Fit the gussets over the joints and then lock the gussets into place with 1 5/8″ screws.
Fit the trusses over the top of the shed, making sure you place them equally spaced, every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and then lock them to the top plates with rafter ties.
Use 2×4 lumber for the gable end supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and then lock them to the trusses with 2 1/2″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components.
Use T1-11 siding for the gable ends. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and the get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges and then lay them into place, leaving no gaps between the panels. Use 6-8d nails to lock the panels into place, every 8″ along the framing.
Build the overhangs from rafters and 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 shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and secure them into place with 3 1/2″ screws.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof of the shed. Cut the panels at the right dimensions and then lock them to the roof, using 1 5/8″ screws. Insert the screws every 8″, along the rafters.
Fit 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges and use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.
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.
Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1 and PART 3 to learn how to build the frame for the shed, as well as how to frame the double front doors. If you are looking for a different design, make sure you take a look over all my shed plans HERE.
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