This step by step diy project is about 6×6 shed gable roof plans. This is PART 2 of the 6×6 gable shed plans, where I show you how to build the roof and the front door. In addition, I show you how to add decorative trims to the shed. The pitch of the roof is 4/12. Make sure you check the local codes and make adjustments to the plans, if required. 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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Building a 6×6 gable shed roof
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- G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x14 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 10 1/4″x24″ long SIDING
- H – 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long RAFTERS
- I – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 10 pieces – 5″ long 2xOVERHANG
- J – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x89 1/4″ long ROOF
- K – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 89 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 49″ long TRIMS
- L – 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 79″ long, 1 piece – 67 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 78″ long, 2 pieces – 66 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 6 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 74 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 55″ long TRIMS
- N – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 64 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x71 3/4″ long DOOR
- 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 10′
- 18 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 – 4’x8′
- 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 4’8′
- shed hinges + latch
- tar paper
- 6d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- 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: 6×6 Shed Plans
- PART 2: 6×6 Shed Roof Plans
6×6 Shed Roof Plans
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the 6×6 gable 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.
Lay the rafters on a level surface and then attach the 1/2″ plywood gussets. Use 1 1/2″ screws to secure the gussets into place.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed, every 16″ on center. Use rafter ties to lock the trusses to the top plates tightly.
Assemble the front and back overhangs for the shed from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings.
Fit the overhangs to the front and to the back of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws.
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.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
Fit 1×6 trims to the front and to the back of the shed roof. Align the edges and insert 6d 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.
Fit the 1×4 decorative trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the decorative trims to the back of the shed, as well. Use 2″ nails to lock the trims into place.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front of the garden shed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to attach the trims around the door opening, as well
Build the door panel from T1-11 siding and the trims from 2×4 lumber. Use 2″ screws to lock the panels to the trims. Add glue to the joints and align the edges flush.
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.
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 6×6 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.