This step by step woodworking project is about free 5×7 lean to shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the lean to shed project where I show you how to frame the roof and how to build the double front doors. The lean to roof is the ideal choice if you want to build it near the property line. The double shed doors will give you a quick and wide access to the interior of the shed. 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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5×7 Lean to Shed Roof Plans
- G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 12″x84 3/4″ long SIDING
- H – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long RAFTER
- I – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long, 1 piece – 32″x72″ long ROOF
- J – 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 88 1/4″ long TRIMS
- L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 83″ long, 1 piece – 67″ long JAMBS
- M – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 30″x83″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 76″ long, 2 pieces – 30″ long, 1 piece – 23″ long 2xDOOR
- 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 8 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 3 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- hinges & latch
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails, 6d nails
- 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 lean to shed roof
Build the rafters for the lean to roof using 2×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with a circular saw. The birdsmouth cuts are needed so you can fit the rafters into place tightly.
Fit the rafters every 24″ on center and align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws so you can secure the rafters to the top plates.
Use T1-11 siding for the side walls for the shed. Make the cuts to the sheets and then align them into place. Use 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the shed roof. Align the edges flush and insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Fit the 2×6 trims to the sides of the roof. Lock them into place tightly with 2 1/2″ screws. Fit the 1×6 trims to the front and back of the shed roof. Use 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
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.
Fit 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the boards with attention and then lock them into place tightly with 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the doors for the lean to shed from 2×4 lumber and T1-11 siding. First, you need to make the frame for the doors from 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes and assemble the door frames together tightly with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square for a neat result. Attach the T1-11 siding that you have cut out in the previous steps and lay them over the door frames. Use 2″ nails to secure the panels to the frames tightly.
Fit the double doors to the front of the shed. Align the edges with attention and lock them to the jambs with hinges. Attach a latch to lock the doors together tightly.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components to enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from decay.
I have designed this small 5×7 shed so you can store all your garden tools and organize the rest of your items (sports equipment and so on). Check out PART 1 of the project for free shed frame plans. See all my SHED PLANS, as well, as I have lots of designs that come in many sizes.
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