10×16 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 10×16 saltbox shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the 10×16 storage shed, where I show you how to build the saltbox style roof. This shed has a sturdy structure, but I strongly recommend you to read and comply with the local building codes. This covers the build of the roof and of the front double doors. 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.

 

 

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10×16 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans

Building a 10x16 saltbox shed

Building a 10×16 saltbox shed

 

  • G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x55 1/4 long, 2 pieces – 48″x54 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x20 3/4″ long ROOF END PANELS
  • H – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 45 1/4″ long, 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 192″ long RIDGE BEAMS
  • I – 13 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 60″ long, 13 pieces – 96″ long RAFTERS
  • J – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 60″ long, 12 pieces – 4 1/2″ long 2xOVERHANG
  • K – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 8″x60″ long, 2 pieces – 8″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 12″x96″ long ROOF
  • L – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 97 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 61 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 104″ long TRIMS
  • M – 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
  • O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long 2xDOOR
  • P – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 48″ long, 1 pieces – 39″ long, 2 pieces – 95 3/4: long, 2 pieces – 93 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 69 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 71 3/4″ long TRIMS

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10×16 Saltbox Shed Roof Plans

Rafter 1

Rafter 1

The first step of the project is to build the 2×4 rafters for the garden saltbox shed. Use a miter saw and make 30  degree cuts to one end of the beams.

Rafter 2

Rafter 2

Next, you need to make the 35 degree cuts to the other rafters. Use 2×4 lumber for these rafters, as well.

Fitting the ridge beam

Fitting the ridge beam

Continue the project by fitting the ridge beams to the top of the shed structure. Install the 2×4 supports to the top plates of the side walls. Secure the supports into place with corner brackets and screws. Next, attach the 2×6 beam to the top of the supports. Plumb the supports with a spirit level and check if the corners are square. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the components. Drill pocket holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the top beam into place.

Fitting the rafters to the saltbox shed

Fitting the rafters to the saltbox shed

Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, every 16″ on center, as shown in the plans. Use rafter ties to secure the rafters into place tightly.

Roof end supports

Roof end supports

Cut and fit the 2×4 supports to the sides of the shed, so you can fit the siding panels.

Top side sheets

Top side sheets

Cut the T1-11 sheets for the roof side ends and then secure them to the supports with 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Building the overhangs

Building the overhangs

Assemble the overhangs for the front and back of the shed. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings.

Fitting the overhangs to the saltbox shed

Fitting the overhangs to the saltbox shed

Fit the overhangs to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Roof sheets for shed

Roof sheets for shed

Fit the 1/2″ plywood sheets to the roof of the shed. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the components. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the rafters to lock the sheets into place tightly.

Roof sheets for shed 2

Roof sheets for shed 2

Fit the roofing sheets to the opposite side of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Leave no gaps between the sheets and then insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the framing.

Side roof trims

Side roof trims

Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed. Use a miter saw to make the angle cut to one end of the trims and then secure them into place with 2″ nails.

Roof trims

Roof trims

Attach the 1×6 trims to the front and back of the storage shed. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.

Fitting the roofing for shed

Fitting the roofing for shed

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.

Fitting the jambs

Fitting the jambs

Fit the 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Double doors for shed

Double doors for shed

Use 5/8″ T1-11 siding sheets for the door panels and 2×4 lumber for the door frames. Use pocket holes and 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the door frame, then attach the panel into place. Use 2″ nails to secure the panel to the door frame.

Fitting the double doors

Fitting the double doors

Fit the doors to the opening, as shown in the diagram. Attach the doors to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch to keep the doors shut.

Window trims

Window trims

Fit the window to the opening and then attach the 1×4 trims, to enhance the look of the shed project.

Back wall trims

Back wall trims

Fit the 1×4 trims to the back of the shed. Align the edges and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.

Front wall trims

Front wall trims

Fit the trims to the front of the shed.

How to build a 10x16 saltbox shed

This compact storage shed will easily blend in with other constructions in your backyard. You can also take a look over the rest of my shed projects for more inspiration.

10x16 saltbox shed plans - back view

10×16 saltbox shed plans – back view

Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to frame the 10×16 garden 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.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 10×10 gable 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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