Building an Outhouse Roof

This step by step woodworking project is about free outhouse lean to roof plans. This is PART 2 of the project, where I show you how to build the roof and the door for the outhouse. Make sure you check out the rest of the outhouse project as well, to learn how to build it from zero to roof. 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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Building an Outhouse Roof

Building an outhouse

Building an outhouse

 

Materials

  • G – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 48″x86 1/4″ long SIDING
  • H – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 57 3/4″ long RAFTERS
  • I – 11 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 52″ long ROOF
  • J – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 52″ long TRIM
  • K – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 70″ long, 1 piece – 37″ long JAMBS
  • L – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 30″ long, 2 pieces – 63″ long, 1 piece – 23″ long DOOR

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

Outhouse roof plans

Building the rafters

Building the rafters

The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the outhouse. Mark the cut lines on the 2×4 beams and get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaer.

Fitting the rafters

Fitting the rafters

Fit the rafters to the top of the outhouse and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws or nails.

Attaching the side panels

Attaching the side panels

Attach the T1-11 siding sheets to the sides of the outhouse. Use 6-8 d nails to lock the sheets to the framing, every 8″.

Side roof trims

Side roof trims

Fit the 2×4 beams to the sides of the roof and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.

Fitting the roofing

Fitting the roofing

Attach the 1×6 cedar boards to the roof of the outhouse. Lock the slats to the rafters with nails or screws.

Building the door

Building the door

Build the door for the outhouse from the T1-11 panel you have cut out from the front wall, in the previous steps. Use 1×4 lumber for the door trims. Add glue to the joints, align the edges flush and insert 1 1/4″ nails to lock them together.

Fitting the jambs

Fitting the jambs

Fit the 1×4 door trims to the front wall with nails and glue.

Fitting the door

Fitting the door

Fit the door to the opening and align the edges with attention. Use hinges and a latch to secure the door into place. Make sure you check if the door opens and closes properly.

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Make sure you check out PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the outhouse, and PART 3 for the seat of the outhouse. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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