10×8 Gable Shed Roof Plans

This step by step diy project is about 10×8 shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the storage shed project, where I show you how to build the gable roof. 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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10×8 Gable Shed Roof Plans – Free DIY Plans




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  • G – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x33 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x40 1/2″ long SIDING
  • H – 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 84″ long, 5 pieces – 51 3/4″ long RAFTERS
  • I – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 84″ long, 8 pieces – 6 1/2″ long 2xOVERHANG
  • J – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 10″x84″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ x96″ long ROOF
  • K – 150 pieces of tar paper, 150 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • L – 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 85 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 116″ long ROOF TRIMS

  • 3 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
  • 18 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
  • 3 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
  • 4 pieces of 1×8 umber – 6′
  • 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 10′
  • 5 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
  • 150 sq ft of tar paper, 150 sq ft of asphalt shingles
  • 1/2″ plywood
  • 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
  • 4d nails, 6d nails
  • wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
  • rafter ties

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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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How to build a 10×8 Gable Shed Roof



The first step of the backyard project is to build the rafters for the shed from 2×6 lumber. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make an angle cut to one end of the rafters and then cut out the birdsmouth. Take accurate measurements so you get a consistent result. Set the miter saw at 31 degrees for the angle cut.



Use 2×6 lumber for the bottom rafters, as well. Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts and then lay them on a level surface. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps.

Fitting the gussets

Fitting the gussets

Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Mark the cut lines and then get the job done with a saw. Lay the gussets over the joints and then align the edges with attention. Insert screws to secure the gussets over the rafters.

Fitting the trusses

Fitting the trusses

Fit the trusses to the top of the 10×8 shed. Place the trusses every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and fit rafter ties to secure them to the top plates. The rafter ties will lock the trusses into place tightly.

Gable end panels

Gable end panels

Use T1-11 siding for the front and back wall panels. Cut the panels to the right size and shape and then secure them into place with 6-8d nails. Align the edges flush and insert the nails every 8″.

Assembling the overhangs

Assembling the overhangs

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

Fitting the overhangs

Fitting the overhangs

Fit the overhangs to the front and back of the shed. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to secure them into place tightly.



Cut the roof sheets from 3/4″ plywood. Align the edges flush and then insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters, so you lock them into place tightly. Alight the edges flush and leave no gaps between the sheets, for a professional result.

Side roof trims

Side roof trims

Use 1×8 lumber for the side roof trims. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.

Front and back roof trims

Front and back roof trims

Fit the 1×8 trims to the front and back of the roof. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails, so you secure the trims into place tightly. The trims are easy to install and it will add unique appeal to the shed.

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.

10x8 Gable Shed Plans

10×8 Gable Shed Plans

You should take a look over PART 1 of the project, where I show you how to build the frame of the 10×8 shed. Check out PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the front door and how to fit the decorative trims. If you like the design, this small storage shed will add value to your homeowner life for many, many years in a row. This shed features a front door and a gable roof with a steep slope.



This woodworking project was about 10×8 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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