This step by step diy project is about 8×10 shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the small garden shed plans, where I show you how to build the gable roof. The shed has an average slope so it can drain the water properly. 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. 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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8×10 Gable Shed Roof Plans
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- G – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 26 1/4″x48″ long SIDING
- H – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 68″ long, 1 piece – 96″long, 1 piece – 19″ long 6xTRUSS
- I – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 68″ long, 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 68″ long OVERHNAGS
- I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 20″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 20″x24″ long ROOF SHEETS
- J – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 127″ long, 4 pieces – 69″ long TRIMS
- K – 180 sq ft of tar paper, 180 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 22 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 12′
- 1/2″ plywood
- 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 2 piece of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- 180 sq ft of tar paper, 180 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- front door hinges
- rafter ties
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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How to build a gable roof for a 8×10 shed
First of all, you need to build the trusses for the shed. Cut the rafters from 2×4 lumber and make the angle cuts, as shown in the diagram. Lay the rafters on a level surface and leave no gaps between them.
Continue the project by attaching the gussets over the joints, so you reinforce the rigidity of the trusses. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheets and then get the job done with a saw. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, so you lock the gussets into place tightly.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed and place them every 24″ on center. Plumb the trusses with a spirit level and secure them into place with rafter ties.
Cut the gable end panels and then fit them into place. Align the edges flush and insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit rafters to the gable ends, so you create some overhangs. The overhangs protect the walls from water damage and they also add character to the project. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws, so you secure them into place tightly.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws along the rafters, every 8″. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result. Fit 1×4 slats to the overhangs, as shown in the plans. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, so you lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges and insert 2″ nails, so you can secure them to the end of the rafters.
Cut the side roof trims from 1×6 lumber. Make angle cuts to the rafters and then secure them into place with 2″ brad nails.
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 should also check PART 3 of the shed project, where I show you how to build the door and the trims. In addition, in PART 1 of the project I show you step by step plans for building the floor and the frame of the shed.
This woodworking project was about 8×10 gable 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.