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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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Tiny House Roof Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 61 7/8″ long, 2 pieces – 11 1/8″ long, 2 pieces – 27 1/8″ long, 1 piece – 44 3/4″ long 2xGABLE END
- B – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x51 3/4″ long GABLE PANELS
- C – 1 piece of 2×4 kumber – 162 1/2″ long RIDGE
- D – 20 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 77 7/8″ long RAFTERS
- E – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 80″ long END RAFTERS
- F -2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 42 3/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 26 3/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 28″x90 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 28″x74 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 28 3/4″x90 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 28 3/4″x74 3/4″ long SHEETS
- G – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 162 1/2″ long TRIMS
- H – 250 sq ft of tar paper, 250 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- I – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 40″ long, 4 pieces – 41″ long, 4 pieces – 86 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 98″ long, 2 pieces – 93″ long, 2 pieces – 138 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 41″ long, 2 pieces – 81 1/2″ long TRIMS
- 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 14′
- 24 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 14′
- 10 piece of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 12′
- 12 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 1000 pieces of 1 5/8″ screws
- 1000 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
- 250 sq ft of tar paper
- 250 ft of asphalt shingles
How to build a tiny house roof
First of all, you need to build the frames for the gable ends. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to cut the components from 2×4 lumber. Take accurate measurements and get the job done with a miter saw. All the angle cuts are made at 45 degrees. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the components together tightly.
Fit the frames to the top plates of the front and back walls. Align everything with attention, drill pilot holes and secure the studs into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the studs are plumb and align the edges with attention.
Build the top ridge from 2×6 lumber. Fit the ridge to the top of the supports, as shown in the diagram. Use metal connectors to secure the ridge into place tightly.
Next, you need to build the rafters for the tiny house roof, using 2x6s. cut one end of the rafters at 45 degrees, using a good miter saw.
Make a notch at the other end, using the information shown in the diagram. Mark the cut lines on the rafters and get the job done with a saw.
Fit the rafters to the top of the tiny house. Place the rafters equally-spaced and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the top ridge and top plates. In addition, use metal connectors to lock the rafters into place.
Build the panels for the gable ends from 3/4″ plywood. Mark the cut lines and get the job done with a circular saw.
Fit the panels to the gable ends and secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws/nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Next, build the end rafters. Use 2×6 lumber to get the job done. Mark the cut lines and get the job done with a circular saw.
Fit the end rafters to the roof of the tine house, as shown in the diagram. Leave no gaps between the components
Use 2×4 blockings to secure the end rafters to the common rafters.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides of the tiny house, for extra appeal. Use finishing nails to secure the trims to the rafters.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the tiny house. Start with the bottom part and move up to the top of the roof. Align the edges with attention and use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the sheets, every 8″ along the rafters.
Fit the plywood sheets to the opposite side of the roof.
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.
The tiny house is starting to take shape nicely. Now, you have to install the windows and the door.
Next, fit the 1×4 trims to the side of the tiny house. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and secure them into place with 1 1/4″ brad nails.
Fit 1×4 trims around the windows.
Fit trims around the door and to the front and back faces as well. Next, cover the house with tar paper and install siding.
This tiny house has an unique appeal and is ideal if you have a limited space, budget or time.
Top Tip: Check out the rest of the project, if you want to learn more about building the frame of the tiny house.
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