This step by step diy project is about 12×16 shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the 12×16 storage shed, where I show you how to build the gable roof. The slope of the roof is 22.5 degrees, but you can change that to suit your needs and tastes. This free standing storage shed is the ideal choice if you want to shelter all your tools properly. 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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12×16 Gable Storage Shed Roof Plans
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- H – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 23 3/4″x48 long, 2 pieces – 33 1/2″x48″ long, 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 17″ long GABLE ENDS
- I – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 88″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long, 1 piece – 16 1/4″ long 13xTRUSS
- J – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 88″ long, 14 pieces – 4 1/2″ long 2xOVERHANG
- K – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 8″x88″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 40″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 40″x96″ long ROOF
- N – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 89″ long, 2 pieces – 208″ long TRIMS
- L – 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 13 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 38 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x96″
- 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 9 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 18′
- 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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- PART 1: 12×16 Shed Plans
- PART 2: 12×16 Shed Roof Plans
- PART 3: 12×16 Shed door and Trims Plans
How to build a gable shed roof
The first step of the project is to build the trusses for the gable shed. Use 2×4 lumber for the rafters and make the cuts as shown in the diagram. Use a miter saw to make the cuts to the rafters and then lay them on a level surface. Leave no gaps between the rafters for a professional result.
Fit the 2×4 support to the trusses for more support. Use metal plates to secure the joints together tightly. Moreover, you could use 1/2″plywood gussets.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed and then plumb them with a spirit level. Use rafter ties to secure the trusses into place tightly. Place the trusses every 16″ on center, for a professional result.
Fit the 2×4 supports to the front and back gable end supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Cut the T1-11 sheets for the gable ends and then secure them to the supports with 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
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.
Fit the overhnags to the front and to the back of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 3/4″ 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.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed roof. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the front and to the back 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.
This 12×16 shed has a lot of room inside, so you can store all your tools and other small items.
Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to frame the 12×16 garden shed and how to build the double doors. 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 12×16 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.
can either the 12×16 lean to shed or gable shed have the 8 foot doors on both ends? i’m looking to keep my camper in there and would like to be able to pull it right in with my garden tractor.
Yes, you can do that. There’s no reason not to do that.
The material list does not seem to add up. It looks like there are several more 2×4-8’s required (26 for the rafters alone + 8 more for the overhangs). Also, it would appear that the support pieces are not accounted for, which would likely require 4 more 2×4-8’s (38 total).
That’s correct. Thank you for sharing.
I may be missing it – how do you close in the space between the top of the truss and the top plate of the wall? Do you box in the overhang? Thanks for the plans!
You can box in the overhangs or you could fit 2x4s between the trusses, on top of the plates. Drill pocket holes at both ends and use 2 1/2″ screws.
In the material list, there is 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 48″x96″. Where do you use it at? -Thanks
That is for the gussets. Do you even read the instructions?
What is the degree for truss support?
Set the miter at 22.5 degrees for the double cuts.