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8×16 Run in Horse Shelter Roof Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about 8×16 run in horse shelter roof plans. This article is PART 2 of the small run in shed project, where I show you how to frame the lean to roof and how to fit the decorative trims. Make sure you check out the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.

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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8×16 Run in Shed Roof Plans




Cut & Shopping Lists

  • E – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x84″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x83″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x24″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x112 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x100 1/4″ long SIDING
  • F – 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 117″ long RAFTERS
  • G – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 21″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long ROOF SHEETS
  • G – 180 sq ft of tar paper, 180 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
  • H – 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 117″ long, 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 196 1/4″ long TRIMS


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


 One weekend



Building a 8×16 run in shed roof plans

Back wall panels

Back wall panels

The first step of the project is to attach the 5/8″ T1-11 siding sheets to the back of the run in shed. Therefore, cut the sheets at the dimensions shown in the diagram and then align them into place. Leave no gaps between the sheets and insert 6-8 d nails to lock them into place tightly.

Front wall panels

Front wall panels

Cut the and attach the siding panels to the front of the shed. Insert the nails every 8″ along the framing.



Build the rafters from 2×6 lumber. Make a notch to the rafters, using the information from the diagram. Smooth the recess with a damp cloth.



Fit the rafters to the top of the shelter. Drill pilot holes and lock the rafters to the structure with screws and rafter ties. Place the rafters every 16″ on center.

Side siding panels

Side siding panels

Continue the project by fitting the panels to the sides of the shed. Make the cuts so you can fit the panels into place tightly. Insert 6-8 d nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Fitting the roof sheets

Fitting the roof sheets

Attach 3/4″ plywood sheets to the rafters, using the pattern shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.

Side roof trims

Side roof trims

Fit the 2×8 trims to the sides of the roof. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Front and back roof trims

Front and back roof trims

Fit the 1×8 trims to the front and to the back of the shed. Cut the components at the right dimensions and then align them into place with attention. Drill pilot holes and then insert 3 1/2″ screws.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

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. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.

8x16 run in shed plans

8×16 run in shed plans

The run in shelter is sturdy and easy to build. This shed has an easy access on the front wall.

8x16 run in shed plans - back view

8×16 run in shed plans – back view

Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-200 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

Top Tip: Check out PART 1 of the project, to learn how to build the frame for the 8×16 run in shed.



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