This step by step diy project is about 6×12 lean to shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the 6×12 shed plans, where I show you how to build the lean to roof and the front door. This storage shed is ideal if you have a small backyard, as you can build it next to the property line or to an already existing building. 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.
Projects made from these plans
6×12 Lean to Shed Roof Plans
- F – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x84 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 6 1/2″x48″ long, 3 pieces – 48″x111″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x103″, 2 pieces – 24″x111″ long SIDING
- G – 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long RAFTERS
- H – 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 36″x96″ long, 1 piece – 36″x48″ long ROOF
- I – 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- J – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 85″ long, 2 pieces – 148 1/4″ long TRIMS
- 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x10′
- 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′
- 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- tar paper
- 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
6×12 Lean to Shed Roof Plans
Attach T1-11 siding sheets to the front wall of the storage shed. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and shape. Align the edges with attention and secure the sheets into place tightly with 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Next, you need to build the rafters for the 6×12 lean to shed. Mark the cut lines on the boards and then get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper so you get a professional result. Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts in a consistent manner.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed structure, every 16″ on center. Use rafter ties to lock the trusses to the top plates tightly.
Use T1-11 siding sheets for the back wall. 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.
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the side walls of the storage shed. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and get the job done with a saw. Use 6d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Cut the sheets for the roof from 3/4″ plywood and then fit them to the top of the shed. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Cut the side roof trims from 2×6 lumber, as shown in the plans. Fit the trims to the sides of the shed roof. Align the edges with attention and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the trims into place tightly.
Fit the 2×6 trims to the front and back of the roof. Align the edges with attention and then insert 3 1/2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.
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.
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. Check out PART 3 of the shed project, so you learn how to build the double doors.
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