This step by step diy project is about 4×12 gable shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the gable shed project, where I show you how to build the gable roof for this shed. In addition, you need to build and install the door to the shed. 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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4×12 Gable Roof Plans
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- G – 2 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 siding – 15 3/4″x48″ long SIDING
- H – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 9 3/4″ long, 1 pieces – 144″ long RIDGE
- I – 14 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 35 1/4″ long RAFTERS
- J – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 35 1/4″ long, 10 pieces – 2 1/2″ long OVENHANG
- K– 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 35 1/4″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 35 1/4″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 6″35 1/4″ long ROOF
- L – 120 sq ft of tar paper, 120 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 156″ long TRIMS
- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 79″ long, 1 piece – 43″ long JAMBS
- O – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x79″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long DOOR
- 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 1 piece of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 120 sq ft of tar paper, 120 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails
- rafter ties
- shed hinges
- 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: 4×12 Gable Shed Plans
- PART 2: 4×12 Gable Shed Roof Plans
How to build a gable roof for a 4×12 shed
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the top of the shed. Make cuts to the 2×4 beams and smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Continue the project by fitting the top ridge to the top of the shed. Use 2×6 lumber for the top ridge and 2×4 lumber for the supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and then insert 2 1/2″ screws into the top ridge and into the plates. Center the supports to the top plates and make sure the corners are square.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, every 24″ on center. Align the edges with attention and then lock the rafters into place with rafter ties.
Fit T1-11 siding panels to the front and to the back of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 6-8d nails to lock the panels into place tightly.
Assemble the overhangs from 2×4 lumber. You can adjust the size of the overhangs to suit your needs. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the blockings.
Fit the overhnags to the front and to the back of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them tightly into place.
Fit 3/4″ plywood panels to the top of the shed. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the panels. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the panels into place, every 8″ along the framing.
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.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly. Make sure you install dripping edges, under the roof and over the trims.
Build the door panel from the T1-11 siding that you have cut out in the previous steps, when attaching the sheet to the front of the shed. Align the edges with attention and then secure the panel to the 2×4 trims with 2″ brad nails.
Fit the 2×4 trims around the door opening. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Insert the screws every 8″.
Fit the door to the opening and align the edges flush. Fit hinges and a latch so you can lock the door into place tightly. Moreover, install handles so you can open and close the door properly.
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 over the components, so you can enhance the look of the shed. Moreover, the paint will protect the components from decay.
Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1 to learn how to build the frame for the shed. If you are looking for a different design, make sure you take a look over all my shed plans HERE.
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