This step by step woodworking project is about free goat shed plans. This is PART 2 of the goat shed project where I show you how to build the lean to roof for the goat shelter. This goat shelter will protect the animals from excessive sunlight during the summer days, as well as heavy rain and other harsh weather conditions. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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Goat Shed Roof Plans
- D – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x75″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x87 3/4″ long WALLS
- E – 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long RAFTERS
- F – 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 31 1/2″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 24″x31 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 24″x96″ long ROOFING SHEETS
- G – 120 sq ft of tar paper, 120 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywwod – 4’x8′
- 120 sq ft of tar paper, 120 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 3 1/2″ screws, 1 1/4″ screws
- 6d nails
- rafter tie
- wood glue, stain/paint, wood filler
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
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Building a goat shed roof
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the goat shelter. Mark the cut lines on the 2×4 slats and get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a neat result.
Fit the rafters to the top of the goat shelter, making sure you place them equally spaced. Use rafter ties to lock the rafters to the plates of the front and back wall.
Fit 2×4 supports to the sides of the goat shed, so you can attach the side siding. Toenail the supports to the end rafters and to the top plates of the side walls.
Cut the side sheets at the right dimensions and shape, and then secure them into place with 6-8d nails.
Attach the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the shelter. Align the edges with attention and drill pilot holes before securing them to the rafters with 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″.
Cover the roof with tar paper and then install shingles, to seal the roof. Install the drip edges and read the manufacturer’s instructions when installing the roofing. Alternatively, you can use metal sheets to save some money.
Last but not least, you have to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with smooth putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the shelter and to protect them from decay.
Make sure you check out PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the main frame for the goat shelter. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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