This step by step woodworking project is about free 8×16 garden shed with porch plans. This is PART 2 of the project, where I show you how to build the gable roof for the shed with porch. This is a unique shed design, so make sure you follow these steps so you end up with a professionally built shelter. 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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8×16 Shed with Porch Roof Plans
- G – 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 32″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x59 3/4″ long ENDS
- H – 18 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 130″ long, 9 pieces – 185″ long TRUSSES
- H – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 7 1/4″ long, 18 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 21 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 35″ long, 9 piece – 48″ long SUPPORTS
- I – 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x48″ long, 4 pieces – 30 3/4″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 11 1/2″x96″ long, 4 pieces – 11 1/2″x30 3/4″ long ROOF
- J – 500 sq of tar paper, 500 sq of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x90″ long CEILING
- L – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 130″ long, 18 pieces – 8″ long OVERHANGS
- M – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 215 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 132″ long TRIMS
- 26 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 16″
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 11 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 16 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 12′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 20′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails
- rafter ties
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- 500 sq ft of tar paper, 500 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
How to build a roof for a shed with porch
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the shed roof. Mark the cut lines on the 2×6 beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and make birdmouths to the rafters, so they can fit into place tightly.
Next, build the bottom rafters for the trusses. Cut both ends of the rafters at 30 degrees, by using a miter saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and then lay it on a level surface, next to the common rafters.
Use 2×4 lumber for the for the supports. Cut one end of the supports at 60 degrees, then drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the supports to the trusses and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Cut the gussets at the right dimensions and then attach them over the joints. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the gussets to the joints. These are the trusses that are placed at both ends of the shed.
Build the rest of the trusses for the roof of the shed following the instructions in the diagram.
Fit the trusses to the top of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Place the trusses every 24″ on center and use a spirit level to plumb them perfectly vertical. Use rafter ties to lock the trusses to the top plates and to the support beams.
Cut the panels for the front and back gable ends of the shed. Mark the cut lines on the T1-11 siding sheets and then get the job done with a saw. Fit the panels to the shed, align the edges flush and insert 6-8d nails to lock them into place tightly. Insert the nails every 8″ along the rafters.
Continue the project by assembling the overhangs for the gable shed. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the blockings.
Fit the overhnags to the front and back of the shed with porch. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the overhangs into place tightly.
Cut the panels for the roof from 3/4″ plywood using the information from the diagram. Lay the roof sheets to the shed, align the edges flush and lock them into place by inserting 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and lock them into place with 6-8d nails.
Cut the trims for the front and back of the shed from 1×8 lumber. Make the angle cuts to the trims, by using a miter saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and then lock the trims to the overhangs with 2″ brad nails.
Fit 3/4″ plywood sheets to the porch ceiling. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then secure them to the bottom rafters with 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″.
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