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Shed with Porch Roof Plans

by Ovidiu


This step by step diy project is about shed with porch roof plans. This is PART 2 of the shed with porch project, where I show you how to build 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.



Shed with Porch Roof Plans




Cut & Shopping Lists

  • A – 18 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 130″ long TRUSSES
  • B – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 7 1/4″ long, 18 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 21 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 35″ long, 9 piece – 48″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 9 pieces of – 185″ long BOTTOM RAFTERS
  • D – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 32″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x59 3/4″ long ENDS
  • E – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 130″ long, 18 pieces – 8″ long OVERHANGS
  • F – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 215 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 132″ long TRIMS
  • G – 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 30 3/4″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 11 1/2″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 11 1/2″x30 3/4″ long ROOF
  • H – 500 sq of tar paper, 500 sq of asphalt shingles ROOFING


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


 One day




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Building a Shed with Porch Roof



The first step of the roof project is to build the rafters for the trusses. Cut both ends of the 2×6 as shown in the diagram. In addition, you need to make birds mouth cuts to the rafters, so that they fit to the top plates in a proper manner.



Lay the rafters on a level surface and attach the bottom components. Make sure you make 60 degree cuts to both ends of the bottom rafters and then secure it to the rafters with metal plates or 1/2″ plywood gussets. Leave no gaps between the components for a neat result.



Fit 2×4 supports to the trusses that are placed at both ends of the roof. You need to install these supports so the siding panels can have a frame to lock to.



For the rest of the trusses, you can fit just a few supports, as shown in the diagram.



Fit the trusses to the top of the 16×16 shed and space them 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and then secure them to the top plates of the shed with metal hardware and screws.

Fitting-the-gable-end-panelsCut the gable end panels from 5/8″ T1-11 siding and then secure them into place with 4d nails. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the panels are locked into place tightly.



Assemble the overhangs from the rafters and by adding 2×6 blockings. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the rafters. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right angled.



Fit the overhangs to the front and to the back of the roof. Align the edges with attention and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.



Optionally, you can fit 2×3 blockings between the rafters, so you can seal the roof. Drill pocket holes at both ends and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the trusses.



Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the shed. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then secure them into place with attention. Insert 1 5/8″ screws every 8″ along the rafters.



Build the front and back trims for the roof from 1×8 lumber. Cut both ends of the trims as shown in the plans.



Attach the trims to the front and to the back of the roof. Use 1 1/2″ brad nails to secure the trims to the roof. In addition, attach the



You can use the porch for sheltering an ATV or for a nice set of adirondack chairs.. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 2 and PART 3 to learn how to build the roof for the shed, as well as how to frame the double front doors.



This woodworking project was about shed with porch 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.


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