This step by step woodworking project is about 6×12 gable shed roof plans plans. This is the PART 2 of the 6×12 garden shed project, where I show you how to build the gable roof for the shed. Building the roof for the shed is really easy if you follow my tips and diagrams with attention. 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.
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6×12 Gable Shed Roof Plans
- G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 23 1/2″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 16 1/2″x24″ long SIDING
- H – 14 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 7 pieces – 66 3/4″ long RAFTERS
- I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long ROOF
- J – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 148 1/4″ long, 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 48 1/2″ long TRIMS
- K – 125 sq ft of tar paper, 125 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 14 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 umber – 14′
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 1 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x4′
- 125 sq ft of tar paper, 125 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- shed hinges
- 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 6×12 shed
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the gable roof of the 6×12 shed. Cut the rafters from 2×4 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Use a miter saw for accurate angle cuts. Lay the rafters on a level surface and leave no gaps between the components.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheets and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and lay the gussets over the joints. Align the edges and insert 1 1/4″ screws to secure the gussets into place tightly.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed. Place the trusses equally spaced, every 24″ on center for a neat result. Plumb the trusses vertically and then lock them to the top plates using rafter ties.
Fit the T1-11 siding sheets to the gable ends of the shed. Align the sheets with attention and then lock them into place with 6-8d nails.
Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the shed. Align the sheets with attention, making sure you leave no gaps between them. Insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the sheets into place, every 8″ along the rafters.
Use 2×6 lumber for the front and back roof trims. Cut the trims as shown in the diagram. Attach the trims to the gable ends and then lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit 1×6 trims to the sides of the roof. Align the edges with attention and then insert 2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.
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.
This gable shed could be the best addition to your backyard you’ve ever made, as it is space efficient and it features a nice appearance.
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