This step by step diy project is about 6×6 lean to shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the free 6×6 shed plans, where I show you how to build the lean to 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 lean to shed roof
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- G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 24″x15 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x11 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 8″ long SIDING
- H – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 96″ long RAFTERS
- I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x76 1/4″ long 2xOVERHANG
- J – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 77 3/4″ long TRIMS
- J – 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 83 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 66 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 70 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 67 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 6 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 78 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 55″ long TRIMS
- L – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 71 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x78 1/2″ long DOOR
- 2 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 – 4’x8′
- 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 10 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 5 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 6′
- 100 sq ft of tar paper, 100 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 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 Lean to Shed Roof Plans
Building a 6×6 lean to shed roof
First of all, you need to build the rafters for the 6×6 lean to shed. Use 2×4 lumber and make the cuts, as shown in the diagram. Mark the cut lines on the boards and then get the job done with a circular saw.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, every 16″ on center. As show in the diagram.
Fit the side roof supports, as shown in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit T1-11 siding sheets to the sides of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Use 6d nails to secure the sheets into place, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the 2×4 trims to the sides of the roof, to create small overhangs. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the trims into place tightly.
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 1×6 trims to the front, back and to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and then insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
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 trims to the sides of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and then lock them into place with 2″ nails.
Fit the 1×4 decorative trims to the back of the shed, as well. Align the edges and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 1×4 trims and door jambs to the front of the shed. Align the edges with attention and then insert 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
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.
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