This step by step diy project is about 8×12 gable shed with 2×6 studs roof plans. This is PART 2 of the heavy duty 8×12 storage shed, where I show you how to build the gable roof. I have designed this shed so it can hold a high snow load. Make sure you read the local building codes. 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.
Projects made from these plans
8×12 Heavy Duty Shed Roof Plans
- H – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x43″ long 2xGABLE END
- I – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 1 piece – 96″ long, 1 piece – 30 1/2″ long 10xTRUSS
- J – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 12 pieces – 8 1/2″ long 2xOVERHANG
- K – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 12″x72″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long ROOF
- L – 180 sq ft of tar paper, 180 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 73 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 168″ long TRIMS
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Building a 8×12 gable shed roof plans
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the 8×12 shed roof. Mark the cut lines on the 2×6 rafters and get the job done with a circular saw. Make sure you smooth the edges for a neat result. In addition make the angle cut, by using the miter saw.
I recommend you to lay the rafters on a level surface and to make a jig, so you align everything properly and easily. Use 2×6 lumber for the vertical support.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Attach the gussets to the joints and lock them into place with 1 5/8″ screws. Attach construction glue to the joints for a professional result.
Fit the trusses to the top plates of the garden shed, spacing them every 16″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and secure them to the top plates of the walls with nails.
Attach the T1-11 siding panels to the gable ends. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with 8d nails. Leave no gaps between the panels for a professional result.
In order to create nice overhangs for the front and back faces of the storage shed, I recommend you to build the rafters. Mark the cut lines on the 2×6 beams and get the job done with a circular saw. Fit the blockings with 3 1/2″ screws. You can adjust the size of the overhangs to suit your needs.
Fit the overhangs to the front and back of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Attach 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof structure of the 8×12 shed. Cut the sheets at the dimensions shown in the diagram and secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters. Leave no gaps between the sheets and align the edges flush.
Build the side trims for the roof from 1×8 lumber. Use 8d nails to secure the trims to the end of the rafters.
Attach the 1×8 trims to the front and back overhangs and secure them into place with 8d brad nails. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
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 12″ piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to frame the 8×12 garden shed and how to build the double doors. In addition, I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project.
This storage shed has a large surface for keeping all your tools organized. The double front doors and the single side door help you have an easy access to the inside of the shed.
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