This step by step diy project is about 8×12 gable shed plans. This is PART 2 of the storage shed project, where I show you everything you want to know about framing the gable roof. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.
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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8×12 Shed Roof Plans
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- G – 4 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 siding – 48″x26 1/4″ long SIDING
- H – 14 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 66″ long, 7 pieces – 40 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 11 1/2 ” long, 2 pieces – 6″ long RAFTERS
- I – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 66″ long, 20 pieces – 7″ long OVERHANGS
- J – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 16 1/4″x96 long, 2 pieces – 16 1/4″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 10 3/4″x64 1/4″ long ROOF
- K – 200 sq ft of tar paper, 200 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 165 1/4″ long TRIMS
- 22 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 5 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 1 piece of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x10′
- 200 sq ft of tar paper, 200 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 14′
- 1 piece of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails
- rafter ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- shed hinges
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Building a 8×12 shed roof
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the rafters for the shed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make 25 degree cuts to both ends of the slats and then cut the birdsmouth. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a neat result.
Build the bottom rafters from 2×4 lumber, as well. Make 65 degree cuts to both ends of the beams. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a professional result. Lay all the rafters on a level surface and then leave no gaps between the components.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets and then lay them over the joints. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes through the gussets and insert 1 5/8″ screws into the rafters.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed, making sure you place them every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and then lock them to the top plates with rafter ties.
Fit a 2×4 support to the front and back gable ends of the shed. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Assembling the overhangs for the shed is a straight forward project, as you need just 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the blockings. Place the blockings evenly spaced.
Fit the overhnags to the front and to the back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and drill pilot holes. Insert 3 1/2″ screws so you can secure the overhangs into place tightly.
Cut the 3/4″ plywood sheets for the roof of the 8×12 shed. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, so you can lock them into place tightly. Insert the screws, every 8″ along the rafters for a professional result. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a neat result.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and then lock 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 need to check out PART 3 of the shed, so you learn how to build the double doors and how to fit the rest of the trims. If you have’t looked over PART 1 yet, I recommend you to do it, as it will show everything you want to know about building the frame of the shed.
This woodworking project was about 8×12 garden shed 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.