This step by step diy project is about 6×10 shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the small storage shed project, where I show you how to build the gable roof. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.
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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6×10 Gable Shed Roof Plans
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- G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 23 1/2″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 16 1/2″x24″ long SIDING
- H – 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 66 3/4″ long RAFTERS
- I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long ROOF
- J – 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 124 1/4″ long, 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 48 1/2″ long TRIMS
- 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 umber – 12′
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 1 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x4′
- 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- shed hinges
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How to build a gable roof for a 6×10 shed
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the shed from 2×4 lumber. As you can eaisly notice in the diagram, you need to make an angle cut to one end of the rafters and then cut out the birdsmouth.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Mark the cut lines on the plywood and then get the job done with a circular saw. Fit the gussets to the joint and lock them into place with 1 5/8″ screws. Align the edges flush before inserting the screws.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed, making sure you place them every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and then lock them into place with rafter ties.
Make supports for the gable ends from 2×4 lumber. Cut both ends of the supports at 30 degrees and then toenail them into place.
Use T1-11 siding for the gable end panels. Cut the panels to the right size and shape and then secure them into place with 6-8d nails. Align the edges flush and insert the nails every 8″.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof of the shed. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then fit the to the top of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, so you lock them into place tightly.
Use 2×6 lumber for the side roof trims. Make a 30 degree cut to one end of the trims and then fit them to the storage shed. Use 2 1/2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the front and the back of the roof. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ brad nails, so you can lock the trims 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.
You need to check out PART 1 of the shed, so you learn how to build the frame for the small garden shed. Moreover, don’t miss PART 3 of the project, where I show you how to build the door for the shed, as well as how to build the decorative trims.
This woodworking project was about 6×10 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.