This step by step diy project is about 14×16 gable shed plans. This is PART 2 of the storage shed project, where I show you everything you want to know about framing the gable roof. 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.
Projects made from these plans
14×16 Gable Shed Roof Plans
- H – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 28″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 44 3/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x39 1/4″ long SIDING
- I – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 108″ long, 1 piece – 159 1/2″ long 9xTRUSS
- I – 18 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 15 3/4″ long, 9 pieces – 31 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 27″ long SUPPORTS
- J – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 108″ long, 14 pieces – 7″ long 2xOVERHANG
- K – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 96″x10 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 9 1/2″x10 3/4″ long, 6 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 6 pieces – 9 1/2″x96″ long ROOF
- L – 350 sq ft of tar paper, 350 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 213 1/4″ long, 4 piece – 109 3/4″ long TRIMS
- 28 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′
- 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 11 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 8 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 350 sq ft of tar paper, 350 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
How to build a 14×16 gable shed roof
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the shed, from 2×6 lumber. Make angle cuts to both ends of the rafters and then cut out the birdsmouth. Follow the instructions from the diagram for a neat result.
Cut the bottom rafter for the gable shed from 2×6 lumber, as well. Make angle cuts to both ends of the 2×6 beams. Lay all the rafters on a level surface, leaving no gaps between the components. Align the edges with attention.
Build the supports for the trusses from 2×4 lumber. Cut the top at 65 degrees and then fit them to the trusses.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Cut the gussets at the right dimensions and then attach the over the joints. Insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the gussets to the joints.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed. Place the trusses every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and then secure them to the top plates with rafter ties.
Fit the 2×4 supports to the front and back of the gable ends. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Cut the gable end panels from T1-11 siding. Mark the cut lines on the siding sheets and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and then secure the panels into place with 6-8d nails, every 8″.
Assemble the overhangs from 2×6 rafters and blockings. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings. Make sure the joints are really rigid.
Fit the overhangs to the front and to the back of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws so you lock them into place.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof sheets. Cut all the sheets at the right dimensions using the instructions from the diagram. Fit the sheets to the top of the shed roof and then lock them into place with 1 5/8″ screws. Insert the screws every 8″ along the rafters. Follow the pattern described in the diagram for sturdy roof.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the sides of the 14×16 gable roof shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.
Use 1×8 lumber for the front and back roof trims. Make angle cuts to both ends of the trims and then secure them into place with 2″ brad nails.
Cover the roof of the shed with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. In addition, cut a large piece for the top ridge.
Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under. Read the instructions labeled on the asphalt shingle packs before installing them into place tightly. Start with the bottom left side of the roof and install them all the way to the top.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from decay.
You need to check out PART 3 of the shed, so you learn how to build the double doors and how to fit the rest of the trims. If you have’t looked over PART 1 yet, I recommend you to do it, as it will show everything you want to know about building the frame of the shed.
This woodworking project was about 14×16 garden shed 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.