This step by step diy project is about diy 8×12 lean to shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the lean to shed project, where I show you how to build the lean to roof for the 8×12 shed. Moreover, I have designed shed with many sizes so check them out, as well. Roof pitch is 3:12. 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.
Projects made from these plans
8×12 Lean to Shed Roof Plans
- H – 4 pieces 5/8″ T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x29 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x17 3/4″ long SIDING
- I – 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long RAFTERS
- I – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 12 pieces – 8 1/4″ long OVERHANGS
- J – 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′ long, 2 pieces – 4’x4′ long, 2 pieces – 12″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 12″x24″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x48″ long ROOF
- K – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 120″ long, 2 pieces – 108 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 60 3/4″ long ROOF TRIMS
- L – 150 sq ft of tar paper, 150 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x80″ long 2xDOOR
- 7 pieces of T1-11 siding sheets – 4’x8′
- 15 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10 ft
- 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 5 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 10 ft
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8 ft
- 150 sq ft of tar paper, 150 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 50 ft drip edges
- 700 pieces of 8d nails
- 20 pieces of rafter ties
- 1 box of 1 1/2″ “structural ties
- 200 pieces of 2” nails
- 1 shed hinge kit
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level, Pocket hole jig
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
- PART 1: 8×12 Lean to Shed Plans
- PART 2: 8×12 Lean to Shed Roof Plans
Building a 8×12 lean to roof
Build the rafters from 2×6 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with a circular saw.
Fit the rafters to the top of the lean to shed. Place the rafters every 16″ on center and lock them into place with rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws.
Cut the panels for the lean to ends and secure them into place with 6-8d nails. Leave no gaps between the panels for a neat result.
Assemble the side overhangs from 2×6 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the sides and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings.
Fit the blockings to the sides of the shed, align the edges flush and secure them into place with 3 1/2″ screws.
Lay the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the shed starting with the bottom of the roof. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the sheets into place, every 8″ along the rafters.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush, leave no gaps between the boards and then lock them into place with 2″ nails.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the front of the shed. Align the edges flush, leave no gaps between the boards and then lock them into place with 2″ 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 12″ piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
Use 2×4 lumber for the door jambs. Fit the door jambs around the door and then secure them into place with 3 1/2″ screws.
Use 2×4 lumber for the door frame. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical and middle components. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the door frame.
Use T1-11 siding sheets for the door panel. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws to secure the panel to the frame. Add glue to the joints.
Fit the doors to the opening and then align the edges flush. Use hinges to secure the doors to the jambs. Also, set a latch so you can keep the doors locked.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project. Check PART 1 of the project to learn how to build the frame of the shed.
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Thanks for the plans! I think you need to correct the shopping list to say 2x6x10, not 8’. I also couldn’t figure out why you needed the 2×4 sticks for this portion of the build. Great work, though!!
2x4s are required for jambs and door frame. It says in the cut list.