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5×6 Lean to Shed Roof Plans

by Ovidiu
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This step by step diy project is about 5×6 shed gable roof plans. This is PART 2 of the small lean to shed plans, where I show you how to build the roof and the front door. This storage shed is super easy to build and it will help you organize your garden tool. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.



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Cut & Shopping Lists

  • G – 3 pieces of  T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x81 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 48″x81 1/4″ long, 2 pieces -12″x82 1/2″ long SIDING
  • H – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73 3/4″ long RAFTERS
  • I – 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 84″x48″ long, 1 piece – 25 3/4″x84″ long ROOF
  • J – 60 sq ft of tar paper, 60 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • K – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 85 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 73 3/4″ long TRIMS
  • M – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 68 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x75 3/4″ long DOOR
  • L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 75 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 36″ long JAMBS
  • N – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 82 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 96″ long TRIMS


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


 One week




5×6 Shed Gable Roof Plans



The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the 5×6 lean shed. Use a saw to make the birdsmouth cuts to the rafters, after marking the cut lines.

Fitting the rafters - 5x6 lean to shed

Fitting the rafters – 5×6 lean to shed

Lay the to the top of the shed. Place the rafters evert 16″ on center. You can secure them in place with screws or just drill pilot holes and insert screws from both sides, into the top plates.

Front wall panel sheets

Front wall panel sheets

Use T1-11 siding sheets for the front and back walls. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with attention and then insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.

As you can see in the image, you need to cut away the panels so you can have the door openings ready for door installation.

Side wall panels

Side wall panels

Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the side wall of the storage shed. As you can see in the diagram, you need to cut out some slots to the top of the sheets, so you can get them around the rafters. Attach the sheets with 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Short side wall panels

Short side wall panels

Cut the sheets for the other side of the shed and lock them into place with 6d nails.

Roof sheets

Roof sheets

Use 1/2″ plywood for the roof sheets. As you can see, you need to have 6″ overhangs on front and back of the shed (you can adjust that to suit your needs). Leave no gaps between the sheets, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Roof trims

Roof trims

Fit the 1×4 trims to the roof. First, attach the trims to the front and back and then attach the trims to the sides. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly. Add glue, as well.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

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.

Door jambs

Door jambs

Fit the 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges with attention and then secure them into place with 3 1/2″ screws.



Build the door panel  from T1-11 siding and the trims from 2×4 lumber. First, assemble the door frame with pocket holes. Align the edges and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Use 2″ screws to lock the panels to the trims. Add glue to the joints and align the edges flush.

Fitting the door into place

Fitting the door into place

Fit the door to the opening and then lock it to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch so you can close the door safely.

Wall trims - 5x6 shed

Wall trims – 5×6 shed

Last but not least, you need to attach the trims to the front and back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and use 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.

5x6 lean to shed Plans - Height

5×6 lean to shed Plans – Height

Use 1×4 lumber for the corner trims. Make the angle cuts to the trims and then secure them to the walls with 2″ nails.



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 to protect the shed from the weather elements and to enhance the look of the shed.

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.



This woodworking project was about 5×6 garden shed roof 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.







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