This step by step woodworking project is about building a 10×12 shed gable roof plans. In this thorough article I show you how to build the roof for a 10×12 gable shed. Just follow the step by step instructions for a neat and professional result. 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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10×12 Gable Shed Roof Plans
- H – 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 120″ long, 22 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 87″ long TRUSSES
- I – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36 3/4″ long OVERHANG SUPPORTS
- J – 4 pieces of T1-11 – 32 1/8″x48″long, 2 pieces – 24″x39″ long SIDING
- K – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber- 23 5/8″ long GABLE END SUPPORTS
- L – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood- 13 1/2″x85″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 37″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 37″x48″ long ROOF
- M – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 171″ long, 4 pieces – 89″ long TRIMS
- 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 27 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 8 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 3 pieces of T1-11 – 48″x96″
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 16′
- 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 1 1/4″ 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
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Building a gable roof for a 10×12 shed
Build the trusses for the shed using the following free plans. Use 2×4 lumber for the rafters and 2×6 lumber for the bottom rafters. Lay the rafters on a level surface and then use 1/2″ plywood gussets to reinforce the joints.
In order to create the overhangs for the 120×12 shed roof, you need to make 4 trusses differently. As you can notice in the plans, you need to make notches to the rafters, so you can install the supports.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed, making sure you place them every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the walls and then secure them into place with screws and metal connectors.
Fit the 2×4 supports to the gable ends so you can install the T1-11 siding panels. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure them into place tightly.
Attach the T1-11 siding panels to the gable ends of the shed. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with 2″ brad nails. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Fit the overhangs to the sides of the shed. As you can easily imagine, you can adjust the size of the overhangs to suit your needs. Drill pilot holes through the overhang rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the supports.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof of the 12×16 shed. Cut the sheets at the dimensions described in the diagram. Attach the sheets to the top of the shed and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8 “screws to secure them into place tightly, every 8” along the rafters.
Build the trims for the roof of the shed using 1×6 lumber. Make 30 degree cuts to both ends of the trims for a neat result.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the roof of the shed. Align the edges with attention and use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place properly.
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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