This step by step diy project is about 12×20 shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the storage shed project, where I show you how to build the lean to roof. The lean to roof makes this shed ideal, if you want to save space in the yard and build it next to the property line or to an existing building. 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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12×20 Lean to Shed Roof Plans
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- F – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 29 1/2″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 21 1/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 13″x48″ long SIDING
- G – 11 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 156″ long RAFTERS
- G – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16″ long, 2 pieces – 7 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
- H – 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 3 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 12″x96″ long, 1 piece – 12″x48″ long ROOF
- I – 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 244 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 156″ long TRIMS
- J – 200 sq ft of tar paper, 200 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 11 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′
- 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 14′
- 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 22′
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 9 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails, 6d 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: 12×20 Shed Plans
- PART 2: 12×20 Shed Roof Plans
- PART 3: 12×20 Double Door Plans
Building a 12×20 lean to shed roof
The first step of the lean to roof project, you need to build the rafters from 2×6 lumber. Therefore, mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a saw. Make sure you take accurate measurements, otherwise the rafters won’t fit into place tightly.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed. Place the rafters equally spaced, every 24″ center. Use rafter ties to lock the rafters into place tightly.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the lean to shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters. Make sure you leave no gaps between the sheets.
Fit 2×8 trims to the sides of the roof. Lock them into place with 3 1/2″ screws. Fit the 2×8 trims to the front and back of the roof. Insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the trims 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.
Make sure you take a look over PART 1 and PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed and how to attach the trims.
This shed is easy to build, sturdy and it has a nice design. The lean to design will add charm to the property and it is super sturdy.
This woodworking project was about 12×20 lean to 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.