8×12 Lean to Shed – Roof Plans

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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.

 

 

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8×12 Lean to Shed Roof Plans

Building a 8x12 lean to shed

Building a 8×12 lean to shed

 

  • 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

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  • PART 1: 8×12 Lean to Shed Plans
  • PART 2: 8×12 Lean to Shed Roof Plans

 

 

Building a 8×12 lean to roof

Rafters

Rafters

Build the rafters from 2×6 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with a circular saw.

Fitting-the-rafters---8x12-lean-to-shed

Fitting-the-rafters—8×12-lean-to-shed

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.

8x12 Shed - side siding

8×12 Shed – side siding

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 overhangs

Assemble the overhangs

Assemble the side overhangs from 2×6 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the sides and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings.

Fitting the overhangs

Fitting the overhangs

Fit the blockings to the sides of the shed, align the edges flush and secure them into place with 3 1/2″ screws.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

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.

Side roof trims

Side roof trims

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.

Front and back roof trims

Front and back roof trims

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.

Fitting the roofing sheets

Fitting the roofing sheets

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.

Fitting the door jambs

Fitting the door jambs

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.

Building-the-door-frame-for-shed

Building-the-door-frame-for-shed

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.

Assembling the door

Assembling the door

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.

Fitting the double shed doors

Fitting the double shed doors

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.

8x12 Shed - Lean to shed MOP

8×12 Shed – Lean to shed MOP

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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