This step by step diy project is about 4×6 shed plans. This is PART 2 of the project where I show you how to build the roof and the front door for the 4×6 shed. The roof has a gable shape so it will drain water properly, making it an ideal choice if you live in a rainy area. You can easily adjust the size of the overhangs. 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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4×6 Gable Roof Plans
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- H – 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 35 1/4″ long RAFTERS
- I – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 81″ long SUPPORTS
- J – 2 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 35 1/4″x84″ long ROOF
- K – 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- L – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 79″ long, 1 piece – 43″ long JAMBS
- M – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 72″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long DOOR
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- rafter ties, hinges & latch
- 2 1/2″ screws, 2″ brad nails,
- wood glue, stain/paint, wood filler
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- PART 1: 4×6 Shed Plans
- PART 2: 4×6 Roof Shed Plans
How to build a 4×6 shed with gable roof
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the shed. Cut one end of the rafters at 60 degrees (set the miter saw at 30 degrees). Make sure you take accurate measurements and use a miter saw for accurate cuts. As you can see in the diagram, you should also cut out a notch in the rafters so you can fit the roof supports. Mark the cut lines on the 2×4 rafters and make the cut outs with a circular saw. Make parallel cuts inside the marked area and remove the excess with a hammer. Clean the recess with a chisel.
Lock the rafters together with 3/4″ plywood, as shown in the plans. Cut the gussets before attaching them to the rafters with 1 5/8″ screws. Leave no gaps between the rafters for a professional result.
Fit the trusses to the top of the 4×6 shed. Make sure you place the trusses equally spaced. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses. Use rafter hangers to secure them into place tightly. If you want to sea the roof of the shed, this is the right time to fit blockings between the rafters.
Build the gable end for the shed from 1/2″ plywood or 5/8″ siding. As you can see in the plans, you need to make some notches so you can fit the roof supports.
Continue the project by fitting the 2×4 supports to the top of the roof. Make sure you center the supports into place for a professional look. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the rafters. In addition, you can easily adjust the size of the front and back overhangs so it suits your needs.
Build the front and back gable trims from 2×4 lumber. Lock the trims together with 2 1/2″ screws before locking them to the roof of the shed. Align everything with attention before securing the trims to the roof supports.
Build the roof from 3/4″ plywood. Fit the sheets to the rafters and secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the roof structure.
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 12″ piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
Attach the 1×4 jambs around the door opening. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the jams into place. Align the edges with attention before securing them into place tightly.
Build the door for the shed from the panel you cut out at the previous steps. Attach the 1×4 trims to the panel and secure them into place with 1 1/2″ nails. Add waterproof glue to the joints to enhance the bond of the components.
Make sure you double check all the joints before taking care of the finishing touches. Fill the dents and the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint to enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from the elements.
The gable shed seen from behind looks really neat. You can blend this shed design with ant style of outdoor furniture. This shed is extremely easy to build a
This small shed is ideal for staring tools or other small items in your yard. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 2 of the project, so you learn how to build the roof and the front door for the shed. If you build these, I would love to see your project.
This woodworking project was about 4×6 gable 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.