This step by step diy project is about 12×16 hip roof shed plans. This is PART 2 of the shed project where I show you how to build the hip roof structure for the 12×16 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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12×16 Hip Roof Shed Construction
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- I – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 32″ long, 1 piece of 2×8 lumber – 49 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long RIDGE BEAM
- J – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 128″ long HIP RAFTERS
- K – 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 97 1/4″ long COMMON RAFTERS
- L – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 27″ long, 8 pieces – 44 3/4″ long, 8 pieces – 62 1/4″ long, 8 pieces – 80″ long JACK RAFTERS
- M – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 47″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x80″ long, 2 pieces – 46″x85 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x54 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 22″x24 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 10 3/4″x12″ long, 2 pieces – 26 3/4″x29 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 22 1/4″x24 1/2″ long ROOF SHEETS
- N – 280 sq ft of tar paper, 280 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- O – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 178″ long, 4 pieces – 111 1/4″ long TRIMS
- 1 piece of 2×8 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 4′
- 11 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 11 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 16′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 10′
- 280 sq ft of tar paper, 280 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 6d nails, 8d nails
- 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 with a Hip Roof Plans
- PART 2: 12×16 Hip Roof Shed Plans
- PART 3: Door Plans for 12×16 Shed
It’s that simple to build a shed with a hip roof – Video!
12×16 Shed Hip Roof Plans
Use 2×6 lumber for the ridge beam supports. Use 2×8 lumber for the ridge beam. Center the supports to the beams and secure them into place with screws. Fit the ridge beams to the supports.
Use 2×4 lumber for the braces. Make 45 degree cuts to both ends of the braces. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the braces. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the braces into place tightly.
Use 2×6 lumber for the common rafters. Make 25 degree cuts at both ends of the rafters.
Use a miter saw to make angle cuts at both ends of the hip rafters.
Use a saw to make compound cuts to the jack rafters.
Fit the common rafters to the top of the 12×16 shed. Use rafter ties to secure the beams into place tightly. Place the rafters equally spaced, every 16″ on center.
Fit the hip rafters to the top of the shed. Place the rafters to the corners of the shed and insert the screws to lock them into place tightly.
Next, you need to place the jack rafters to the top of the shed. Place the rafters equally spaced. Use rafter ties to secure the rafters into place tightly.
This is basically the roof structure for a hip shed.
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.
Fit the sheets to the sides of the roof, using the same techniques described above. Leave no gaps between the sheets and align the edges flush.
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 and PART 3 of the hip roof shed project, so you learn how to build the wall frames and the door.
This 12×16 shed is beautiful, sturdy and it has a lot of room for storage. You can use this shed for storage or as a workshop. You can make a lot of adjustments and customize it to suit your needs. Please take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, because I have over 1500 free designs.
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wonderful 12×16 and 10×10 hip-roof plans. How difficult to transition to a 12×10?
Is there a plan available? Thank you so much.
It’s not difficult. I don’t have yet plans, but they are on by to-do list.
Looked at your 12×16 Hip roof plans, and prefer a straight gable roof with no more than 2ft added to the shed height due to permitting. Do you have a material list variance for that option?