10×16 Lean to Shed Roof Plans

This step by step diy project is about 10×16 lean to shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the outdoor garden shed project, where I show you how to build the lean to roof for the project. 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 Lean to Shed Roof Plans




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  • F – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 29 1/2″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 19 1/2″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 9 3/4″x24″ long SIDING
  • G – 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long RAFTERS
  • G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 14 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 4 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
  • H – 5 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long  ROOF
  • – 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 144″ long, 2 pieces – 196 1/4″ long TRIMS
  • J – 230 sq ft of tar paper, 230 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING

  • 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′
  • 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 14′
  • 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 18′
  • 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 2 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
  • 230 sq ft of tar paper, 230 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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 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

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 One day

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Building a lean to roof for a 10×16 shed



The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the lean to shed. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with attention.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the lean to shed. Place the rafters every 24″ on center and secure them into place with rafter ties.

Lean to supports

Lean to supports

Fit 2×4 supports to the sides of the lean to shed. Cut the supports at the right dimensions and angle and then drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the supports into place with 2 1/2″ screws.

Lean to side panels

Lean to side panels

Fit T1-11 siding panels to the sides of the shed. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and then get the job done with a saw. Fit the panels into place, align the edges and insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing, to lock them into place tightly.



Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the lean to shed. Cut the sheets to the right dimensions, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.

Roof trims

Roof trims

Fit the 2×8 trims to the front and to the sides of the shed roof. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Cover the roof with tar paper and then install the asphalt shingles. Make sure you also install the appropriate drip edges, so you can seal the shed roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for a tight fit.

10x16 Lean to shed Plans - front view

10×16 Lean to shed Plans – front view

This shed is easy to build, sturdy and it has a nice design. The lean to design will add charm to the property and it is super sturdy. Take a look over PART 1 and PART 3 of the shed, where I show you how to build a the frame of the shed and how to build the double doors.



This woodworking project was about 10×16 lean to 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.


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