This step by step diy project is about 12×12 hip roof for shed plans. This is PART 2 of the shed project where I show you how to build the hip roof structure for the 12×12 shed. I show you all you need to know about framing a beautiful hip roof. If you want a shed with a hip roof to match your house design check out my free instructions. 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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12×12 Hip Roof for Gazebo – DIY Plans
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- J – 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 39 1/4″ long RIDGE BEAM
- K – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 128″ long HIP RAFTERS
- L – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 97 1/4″ long COMMON RAFTERS
- M – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 80″ long, 8 pieces – 62 1/4″ long, 8 pieces – 44 3/4″ long, 8 pieces – 27″ long JACK RAFTERS
- N – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 22″x24 5/8″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x80″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x70 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 85 3/4″x46″ long ROOF SHEETS
- P – 250 sq ft of tar paper, 250 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- O – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 173″ long, 4 pieces – 174 1/2″ long TRIMS
- 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 4′
- 10 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 16′
- 250 sq ft of tar paper, 250 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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- PART 1: 12×12 Shed with a Hip Roof Plans
- PART 2: 12×12 Hip Roof Shed Plans
- PART 3: Door Construction for a 12×12 Shed
It’s that simple to build a wooden gazebo with a hip roof – Video!
12×12 Shed Hip Roof Plans
The first step of the project is to install the king post. Center the 2×2 piece of lumber to the middle top plate. Drill pocket holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Next, you need to build the common rafters for the hip roof shed. Use a miter saw to make 25 degree cuts at both ends of the beams.
Use 2×6 lumber for the common rafters. Use a miter saw to make the 33.5 degree angle cuts to both ends of the rafters, as shown in the diagram.
Fit the common rafters to the top of the 12×12 garden shed. Align the edges, drill pilot holes and insert screws to lock them into place tightly. Use rafter ties to secure the rafters to the top plates of the shed.
Fit the hip rafters to the top of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to secure the rafters to the top ridge. Use rafter ties to secure the hip rafters to the top plates.
Next, build the jack rafters for the hip roof of the shed. Use a miter saw and make a simple 25 degree miter cut at one end. Use the miter and make a compound cut for the opposite end: 25 miter cut and 48 degree bevel cut.
Fit the jack rafters to the top of the shed. Start installing the jack rafters from the common rafters toward outside, every 16″ on center. Use rafter ties to the secure the rafters into place tightly. Drill pilot holes and insert the screws.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof sheets. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then lay them to the top of the roof structure. Align the edges flush, leave no gaps between the sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Use 1×8 lumber for the roof trims. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and secure them to the end of the rafters. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the trims into place tightly.
Install the roofing felt, starting from the bottom left of the roof. Secure the paper to the roofing, using a stapler. Make sure the tar paper overlaps at least 2”. Don’t forget to cover the top ridge with a 14” strip of paper . Start the first course of shingles with a full tab, the second with 2 1/2 tabs, the third with 2 tabs, the forth with 1 1/2 tabs, the fifth with 1 tab, the sixth with half tab and the seventh with a 3 tabs.
Make sure you check out PART 1 of the shed project, to learn how to build the frame of the shed. Check out PART 3 of the project to learn how to build the door and how to fit the decorative trims. Please take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, because I have over 1500 free designs.
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