This step by step woodworking project is about 10×10 shed gable roof plans. This is PART 2 of the shed project, where I show you how to build the gable roof for the storage shed. The shed comes with overhangs on all sides and with sturdy trusses. My plans come with step by step instructions and you can easily adjust all the dimensions to suit your needs. 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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10×10 Gable Shed Roof Plans
- G – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 31 3/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x38 3/4″ long SIDING
- H – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long, 1 piece of – 120″ long 6xTRUSSES
- H – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 11 3/8″ long, 2 pieces – 25 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 31 1/8″ long 6xTRUSS SUPPORTS
- I – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long, 16 pieces – 3 3/4″ long OVERHANG
- J – 2 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 36″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x36″ long, 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 84″ long ROOF
- K – 180 sq ft of tar paper, 180 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- L – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 85 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 134 1/2″ long TRIMS
- 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 20 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 3 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 12′
- 1/2″ plywood
- 180 sq ft of tar paper, 180 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- rafter ties
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 1 1/4″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
How to build a 10×10 gable shed roof
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the trusses from 2×4 lumber. Make the angle cuts to the rafters using a miter saw, so you get accurate result. Lay the rafters on a level surface and align the edges flush. Leave no gaps between the edges.
Continue the project by making the supports for the trusses. Make angle cuts to the supports and then fit them to the trusses. Align the edges flush.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Take accurate measurements and then make the cuts. Fit the gussets over the joints and then secure them to the rafters with 1 5/8″ screws.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed. Place the trusses every 24″ on center, for a professional result. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and then secure them into place with rafter ties.
Use T1-11 siding for the gable end panels. Mark the cut lines over the panels and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a neat result. Align the edges flush and insert 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the frame.
Assemble the overhangs from 2×4 rafters and 2×4 blockings. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the blockings. Place the blockings equally spaced for a professional result.
Fit the overhangs to the front and to the back of the shed. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws.
Cut the roof sheets from 3/4″ plywood and then lay them over the rafters. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between them. Drill pilot holes through the sheets and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters. Fit 1×8 slats to the overhangs.
Attach the 1×6 trims to the sides of the roof. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.
Use 1×6 lumber for the front and back roof trims. Make angle cuts to the trims and then secure them into place with 2″ brad nails.
You could fit asphalt shingles to protect the shed, as it is a straight forward solution. Therefore, install roofing felt over the roofing sheets, 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. Place a starting course at the bottom of the roof, before installing the asphalt shingles. Always read the manufacturing instructions before starting the installation, as there are several aspects that differ.
Smart Tip: The first course should star with a 3 tab shingle, the second course with a 2 1/2 tab , the third course with a 2 tab, the forth course with a 1 1/2 tab, the fifth course with a 1 tab, the sixth course with a 1/2 tab. Repeat the process from the beginning, starting with the seventh course. Don’t forget that the shingles should overhang from the drip edge about a 1/4″. In addition, secure the asphalt shingles to the roof decking with tacks.
This is a great backyard addition, as you can shelter tools and sports equipment in a professional result.
If you want to build the frame for this shed, make sure you take a look over PART 1. Check out PART 3 to learn how to build the door for this outdoor storage shed. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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