This step by step woodworking project is about 16×16 gable pavilion plans. This is the PART 2 of the large 20×20 pavilion project, where I show you how to build the gable roof. This is a straight forward process, so you can get the job done with basic tools and materials. Read the local codes before starting the project, so you comply with the requirements. 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.
Made from this plan
Pavilion roof plans
- E – 22 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 169 3/4″ long RAFTERS
- F – 12 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 6 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 22 3/4″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 22 3/4″x48″ long ROOF
- G – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 240″ long TRIMS
- H – 600 sq ft of tar paper, 600 sq ft asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 22 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 20′
- 18 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- rafter ties
- 1 5/8″ screws, 2″ brad nails
- 600 sq ft of tar paper, 600 sq ft asphalt shingles
- wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One week
Building a large pavilion roof
Use 2×6 lumber for the rafters. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. It is essential to take accurate measurements, otherwise the rafters won’t fit into place tightly.
Place the rafters to the top of the pavilion every 24″ on center, equally spaced. Use rafter ties to lock the rafters into place tightly.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the sides of the roof. Align the edges and lock the boards into place with 2″ nails.
Cut the roof sheets from 3/4″ plywood at the right dimensions, as shown in the diagram. Fit the sheets to the roof of the pavilion and align the edges with attention. Leave no gaps between the sheets and then insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Cover the roofing sheets with tar paper. Install the tar paper starting with the bottom of the roof and make sure the strips overlap for at least 2″. In addition, fit a 12” strip over the top ridge. Install the shingles starting with the left- bottom of the roof, after fitting the starting course. Use roofing tacks to secure the shingles into place.
Make sure you take a look over PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the square outdoor pavilion.
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