This step by step diy project is about 16×16 lean to roof plans. This is PART 2 of the large square shed project, where I show you how to build the lean to roof. This shed features large overhangs on the sides, front and back. Make sure you check the local codes and make adjustments to the plans, if required. 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.
Projects made from these plans
16×16 Lean To Shed Roof Plans
- I – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 192″ long, 15 pieces – 37″ long WALL FRAME
- H – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 40″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 44″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 34″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 14″x48″ long SIDING
- J – 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 220″ long RAFTERS
- K – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 18 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 28 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
- L – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 220″ long, 6 pieces – 6 1/2″ long 2xOVERHANG
- M – 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 28″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 10″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 10″x28″ long ROOF
- N – 330 sq ft of tar paper, 330 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- O – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 213 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 220″ long TRIMS
- 5 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16′
- 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 17 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 20′
- 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 11 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 20′
- 330 sq ft of tar paper, 330 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- tar paper
- 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- rafter ties
Building a 16×16 lean to shed roof
The first step of the project is to build the top frame for the front wall of the shed. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs. Place the studs every 16″ on center, for a professional result. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention. Use double studs at both ends of the wall and fit 1/2″ plywood between.
Fit the wall frame to the top of the back wall. Align the edges with attention and plumb it with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the bottom plates and insert 3 1/2′ screws into the wall.
Next, fit the T1-11 siding panels to front wall. Align the edges with the top edges of the wall frame and insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Use 2×6 lumber for the rafters. Mark the cut lines on the boards and then get the job done with a circular saw. Take accurate measurements and make sure the blade goes over the cut line, otherwise the rafters won’t fit into place. The bird-mouth cuts will help you lay the rafters to the top plates easily.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, every 16″ on center. Use rafter ties to lock the rafters into place tightly.
Use 2×4 lumber for the side lean to supports. Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts to the supports and then drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the supports into place and then lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Cut the T1-11 siding panels to the right dimensions, using the information from the diagram. Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the sides of the shed. Align the edges and insert 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Use 2×6 lumber for the side overhangs. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then lock them together tightly with 3 1/2″ screws. Make sure the edges are flush and check if the corners are square. You can easily adjust the size of the overhangs by making the blockings shorter or larger.
Fit the overhangs to the sides of the shed and align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Double-check if the overhangs are locked into place tightly.
Cut the roof sheets from 3/4″ plywood, using the information from the diagram. Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit 1×8 trims to the sides of the roof. Fit 1×8 trims to the front and back of the shed roof. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2″ screws/nails 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.
I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project. See all my shed projects HERE. Moreover, check out PART 1 of the shed, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed. Check out PART 3 of the shed, so you learn how to build the double doors.
This woodworking project was about 16×16 lean to 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.