This step by step diy project is about 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 roof and the double front doors. This shed is a nice addition to any backyard, as a homeowner has always lots of items to store and shelter against the elements. 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.
Lean to Shed Roof Plans
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- G – 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 109 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 88 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 15″ long RAFTERS
- H – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 37 1/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x19 3/4″ long SIDING
- I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 14″x96″ long, 1 piece – 14″x48″ long ROOF
- J – 150 sq ft of tar paper, 150 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 91″ long, 2 pieces – 118 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 84″ long, 2 pieces – 82 3/4″ long TRIMS
- K – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 110 1/4″ long, 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 148 1/4″ long ROOF TRIMS
- L – 3 pieces of 1×4 – 79″ long JAMBS
- M – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 36″x76 3/4″ long, 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 4 pieces – 69 3/4″ long DOUBLE DOORS
- 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8″
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 14′
- 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 15 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 150 sq ft of tar paper, 150 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 1 1/2″ nails, 1 1/4″ nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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- PART 1: 8×12 Lean to shed plans
- PART 2: Lean to shed roof plans
Building a roof for a 8×12 shed
The first step of the PART 2 project is to build the rafters for the lean to shed. Mark the cut lines on the 2×4 beams and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and cut the top end at 70 degrees (make a 20 degree cut).
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed and place them equally-spaced, every 24″ on center. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws to secure them to the top plates.
Next, you need to build the frame for the side top ends. Cut a piece of 2×4 lumber at 88 1/2″. Next, cut one end of the support at 20 degree (make a 70 degree cut) and secure it to the top plates of the side walls. Drill pilot holes and secure the supports into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints for a professional result.
Continue the project by attaching the vertical supports to the side rood ends. Cut the top of the 2×4 support at 70 degree (make a 20 degree cut) and secure it to the framing with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.
Continue the project by attaching the T1-11 siding sheets to the sides of the lean to shed. Leave no gaps between the sheets and align the edges flush for a professional result. Use 4d nails to secure the sheets into place tightly.
Attach the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the lean to shed. Align the edges flush and secure them to the rafters using 1 5/8″ screws. Make sure there are no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Fit the 2×6 trims to the sides of the roof. Cut the top edge at 70 degrees (make a 20 degree cut) and secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws, every 8″.
Fit a 1×6 trim to the front of the lean to shed, as shown in the diagram. Align the edges with attention and secure it to the ends of the rafters using 2 1/2″ 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. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under. Afterwards, attach the asphalt shingles to the roof, starting with the left bottom side of the roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions to understand how to install the shingles into place properly.
Attach 1×4 trims around the door opening, as shown in the plans. Align the edges flush and then secure the trims into place with 1 1/2″ brad nails and glue.
Build the doors from 1×4 trims and from T1-11 siding. Cut the door panels at the right dimensions using T1-11 and a circular saw. Then attach the 1×4 trims to the door panels, after aligning the edges flush. Add glue to the joints and insert 1 1/4″ nails to secure the them into place tightly.
Fit the doors to the front opening and align the edges flush. Use hinges to secure the doors to the jambs and a latch to lock the doors together tightly.
In other to enhance the look of the lean to shed, you need to attach 1×4 trims to the sides. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and secure them into place with 1 1/2″ brad nails.
Next, attach the 1×4 trims to the front of the shed. Leave no gaps between the components for a neat result.
Seen from one side, the lean to shed has a neat shape and a nice design. This type of shed is ideal if you want to attach it to an already existing building and therefore save some important space. In addition, another option would be to build this shed against the property fence.
This is a simple project you should be able to build in a few days without much effort.After building the roof and the doors for the shed, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and let it dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with sandpaper and then paint the components, so you protect them from the elements and to enhance the look of the project.
This woodworking project was about 8×12 lean to shed roof 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.