This step by step woodworking project is about free loafing shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the project where I show you how to build the roof for the loafing shed. Make sure you also take a look over PART 1 of the loafing shed, where I show you how to frame the base and the walls. 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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Loafing Shed Roof Plans
- E – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 114″ long, 1 piece of 2×10 lumber – 288″ long SUPPORTS
- F – 2 pieces of T1-11 – 17 3/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 30 1/4″x48 long, 2 pieces – 42 1/2″x48″ long SIDING
- G – 213 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′ long RAFTERS
- H – 7 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 24″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x72″ long, 3 pieces – 24″x96″ long ROOF
- I – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 168″ long, 2 pieces – 290 1/4″ long TRIMS
- J – 350 sq ft of tar paper, 350 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 1 piece of 2×10 lumber – 24′
- 13 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 14′
- 11 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4×8′
- 6 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 14′
- 350 sq ft of tar paper
- 350 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 100 pieces of 3 1/2″ screws
- 500 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
- 100 pieces of 1 5/8″ screws/brad nails
- 4d nails, 3″ lag screws
- 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 loafing shed roof
Fit the 2×10 beam to the front of the loafing shed. Use a spirit level to check if the beam is horizontal, before locking it into place with 3″ lag screws.
Fit 2×6 supports to the front of the shed, so you lock everything together tightly. Drill pilot holes and lock the supports into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components.
Build the rafters from 2×6 lumber. Make the notches using a circular saw, so the rafters can fit to the bottom plate.
Attach the rafters to the top of the loafing shed. Place the rafters every 24″ on center. Use rafters ties to lock the rafters into place.
Cut the 3/4″ plywood at the right dimensions and secure them to the rafters using 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a neat result.
Fit the lean to ends to the sides of the loafing shed. Secure the sheets into place with 4d nails.
Fit the 1×6 trims to the sides and to the front of the loafing shed. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the trims into place tightly.
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.
The shed seen from one side has a really nice appearance. This project is ideal for any large backyard, as you can build it against a wall.
Fill the gaps with wood putty and smooth the surfaces with 120-220 sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint to enhance the look of the project and to protect them from the elements.
If you want to learn how to frame the loafing shed, you need to take a look over PART 1. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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