This step by step diy woodworking project is about a 12×16 field shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the shed project, where I show you how to build the gable roof. This roof has a 2:1 pitch, but you can adjust it super easily. 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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12×16 Field Shed Roof Plans
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36″ long BRACES
- E – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 27 1/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 37 3/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 43″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 16 1/2″x24″ long SIDING
- F – 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 94 1/4″ long, 9pieces – 104″ long, 9 pieces – 168″ long, 18 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16 1/2″ long, 9 pieces – 31 1/2″ long RAFTERS
- G – 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 43 3/4″x48″ long, 1 piece – 43 3/4″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 8″x96″ long ROOF SHEETS
- H – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 24″x96″ long SOFFIT
- H – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 104 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 95″ long, 2 pieces – 196 1/4″ long TRIMS
- I – 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′
- 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 9 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 16′
- 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- rafter ties
- 1 5/8″ screws, 2″ nails, 2 1/2″ screws
- wood glue, stain/paint
- PART 1: 12×16 Field Shed Plans
- PART 2: 12x16 Field Shed Roof Plans
How to build a 12×16 field shed roof
Use 2×6 lumber for the rafters. Make 23.8 degree cuts to both ends of the 2×6 rafters. Mark the cut lines to the rafters and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Use 2×6 lumber for the bottom rafters, as well. Use a circular saw to make the angle cuts at both ends.
Use 2×4 lumber for the vertical supports. Use a saw to make the angle cuts at the top of the supports and then fit them into place. Align the edges with attention.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Lay the gussets over the joints and align the edges with attention. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the gussets into place.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed frame. Place the trusses every 24″ on center and plumb them with a spirit level. Use rafter ties to lock the trusses into place tightly.
Use T1-11 siding sheets to the side gable end panels. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the panels. Insert 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof sheets. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the roof sheets to the other side of the shed. Use the same techniques described above to secure the sheets into place tightly.
You can attach 1/2″ plywood sheets to the front overhang. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then fit them into place. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 6d nails to secure the sheets into place tightly.
Fit the 1×8 boards to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the diagonal braces to the front of the shed. Cut both ends of the 2×4 lumber at 45 degrees and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the front and back of the shed, as well.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the back of the shed roof, as well. Align the edges with attention and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
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. Alternatively, you could also install metal sheets.
This run in shed is super sturdy and it features a classic design.
Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the 12×12 shed. This pavilion is sturdy and it features a very elegant design that puts and emphasis on cost efficiency and durability. You can add railings to the exterior of the pavilion.
This woodworking project was about 12×16 field shed roof plans. 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.