This step by step diy woodworking project is about 6×12 lean to shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the small garden shed, where I show you how to build the lean to roof. This roof frame is super sturdy and it will also drain the water easily. Remember that you need to read the local building codes before starting the construction, so you comply with the legal requirements. See my other shed plans 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 Lean to Shed Roof – Free DIY Plans
- I – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 17″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 23 1/2″x24″ long SIDING
- J – 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 86 1/4″ long RAFTERS
- K – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 1 piece – 48″x48″ long, 1 piece – 38 1/4″x48″ long, 1 piece – 38 1/4″x96″ long ROOF
- L – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 86 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 148 1/4″ long TRIMS
- M – 120 sq ft of tar paper, 120 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 120 sq ft of tar paper, 120 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d 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 6×12 lean to shed roof
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the storage shed. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with attention and make all rafters are identical.
Next, fit the rafters to the top of the storage shed. Align the rafters with attention and lock them to the top plates with rafter ties.
Fit T1-11 siding to the front and back of the storage shed. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and shape and then secure the panels into place with 6-8d nails, every 8″ along the framing. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the shed. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then secure them to the rafters, every 8″, using 1 5/8″ screws.
Next, you need to fit the 2×6 trims to the sides of the shed, and the 1×6 trims to the front and back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the trims into place tightly. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Fit the tar paper to the roof of the shed. Next, you should install the shingles to the roof of the large shed. Start with the bottom of the roof, by fitting the first course, as in the image. Use roofing tacks to secure the shingles to the roofing sheets. Start the first course with a full tab, the second with 2 1/2 tabs, the third with 2 tabs, the forth with 1 1/2 tabs, the fifth with 1 tab, the sixth with half tab and the seventh with a 3 tabs. Secure the shingles with roofing tacks.
This is a nice storage shed that would add value to any backyard. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1 and PART 3 of the project so you learn how to build the frame and the front door for the storage shed. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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