This step by step woodworking project is about 10×16 gable shed roof plans plans. This is the PART 2 of the 10×16 garden shed project, where I show you how to build the roof for the shed. Assembling the trusses comes really easy, if you use the right techniques and tools. 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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10×16 Gable Shed Roof Plans
- H – 4 pieces of 5/8″ T1-11 siding – 48″x28″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x33 3/4″ long SIDING
- I – 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 120″ long, 18 pieces – 75″ long TRUSSES
- J – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 20″ long, 2 pieces – 24 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
- K – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 75″ long, 12 pieces – 7″ long 2xOVERHANG
- L – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 11″x73 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 25 1/4″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 25 1/4″x48″ long ROOF
- M – 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 25 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″
- 2 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x10′
- 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails
- rafter ties
- 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 week
How to build a gable roof for a 10×16 shed
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the shed. Mark the cut lines on the 2×4 beams and get the job done with a miter saw.
Build the bottom rafters from 2×4 lumber, as well. Lay all the rafters on a level surface, leaving no gaps between the components.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Mark the cut lines on the sheet and then get the job done with a saw. Lay the gussets over the joints and align the edges flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws, so you lock the gussets to the rafters tightly.
Lay the trusses to the top of the shed, every 24″ on center. Plumb the trusses with a spirit level and then lock them into place tightly with rafter ties. At this step you can fit blockings between the trusses, if you really want to seal the shed. You can use siding or 2x4s.
Use 2×4 lumber for the for the front and back gable end supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Cut the panels to the right size and shape and then attach them to the front and back of the shed. Leave no gaps between the sheets and secure them into place with 6-8d nails.
Assemble the overhangs from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 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 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Cut the roof sheets from 3/4″ plywood and attach them to the top of the roof. Align the edges flush, leave no gaps between the sheets and lock them into place with 1 5/8″ screws.
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.
If you want to build the frame for this shed, make sure you take a look over PART 1. Check out PART 3 of the project, so you learn how to build the double doors for the shed, as well as the side door. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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