This step by step diy project is about 24×24 gable shed roof plans. This article is PART 2 of the 24×24 shed project, where I show you how to frame the gable roof. Add reinforcement to the roof if you live in an area with heavy snows or hurricanes. Adjust the slope of the roof to suit your needs. 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.
Projects made from these plans
24×24 Gable Shed Roof Plans
Cut & Shopping Lists
- H – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 26 1/4″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 48 3/4″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 71″x48″ long END PANELS
- I – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 168″ long, 1 piece – 278 1/2″ long 13xTRUSS
- I – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 37 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 80 3/4″ long 13xTRUSS SUPPORTS
- J – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 168″ long, 36 pieces – 8 1/2″ long OVERHANGS
- K – 16 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 24″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 24″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 12″x72″ long, 4 pieces – 12″x96″ long ROOF
- L – 750 sq of tar paper, 750 sq of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 312″ long, 4 pieces – 169″ long TRIMS
- 37 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′
- 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 24′
- 39 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 8 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 23 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 26′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 16′
- metal plate connector
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, rafter ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- 750 sq ft of tar paper, 750 sq ft of asphalt shingles
How to build a 24×24 gable shed roof
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the gable shed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make a 25 degree cut to one end and a birds-mouth cut to the other end.
Fit the rafters on a level surface and then cut the bottom rafter. Make 25 degree cuts to both ends of the bottom rafter and then fit it to the trusses. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Use 2×4 lumber for the truss supports. Make angle cuts to the supports and then smooth the edges flush with sandpaper.
Fit the supports to the trusses and then lock everything together tightly with metal plates. Alternatively, you could build gussets from 1/2″ plywood.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed and plumb them with a spirit level. Place the trusses every 24″ on center for a professional result. Use rafter ties to lock the trusses into place tightly.
Use T1-11 siding panels for the gable ends of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 6-8d nails every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the panels for a professional result.
Build the overhnags for the shed from 2×6 lumber. After cutting the rafters, you need to attach the blockingds. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings. You can adjust the size of the overhangs to suit your needs.
Fit the overhangs to the front and to the back of the storage shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top 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.
Fit the trims to the front and to the back of the shed roof. Align the edges flush and insert the brad nails, so you can lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails, to lock them into place tightly.
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.
If you are are, I recommend you to check out the rest of my shed plans HERE. I have designed many sheds, starting with gable ones, up to lean to and gambrel ones. Moreover, I have lots of sizes to choose from.
This woodworking project was about 24×24 gable 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.