A gable roof has the same pitch on each side as well as the same length.
How to make a gable roof for a shed.
Your local building codes may also require the use of hurricane ties for each truss member where it rests on the top plate.
Assembling the overhangs build overhangs for the front and back of the 8 12 shed.
Mark the cut lines on the sheets and then get the job done with a saw.
My absolute favorite of all shed roofs is the gambrel style.
Lean to rafters then connect to a ledger board against a wall of another shed or house.
Place the rafters every 24 on center equally spaced as shown in the diagram.
This style has two slopes as opposed to the gable or saltbox designs.
Alternatively you can use rafter ties to lock the trusses to the plates.
A lean to is also versatile but features only one roof.
Nail 2 boards onto your walls as top plates.
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed.
Nail the first boards on top of your wall where you plan to build your roof.
Gable shed roof trusses in place with ceiling joists installed trusses are attached to the top plate by using 3 16d common nails toe nailed from the truss end into the top plate 2 on one side and one on the other.
Use 2 4 lumber for the rafters and 2 6 lumber for the bottom rafters.
Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1 2 screws to lock the rafters into place tightly.
Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 3 1 2 screws into the blockings.
Use rafters and 2 4 blockings to assemble the front and back overhangs.
A saltbox shed is a gable that extends further incorporating a covered porch on the front or back.
You can use common rafters on any shed roof but they make the most sense when constructing a gable roof or lean to type shed roof where they can sit on or attach to top plates of a wall.
Align the edges with attention and then lock panels into place with 6 8d nails.
When you nail in the second boards offset the seams of the upper and lower layers by at least 24 in 61 cm.
Build the trusses for the shed using the following free plans.
Lay the rafters on a level surface and then use 1 2 plywood gussets to reinforce the joints.
Use 8 penny nails to attach the first 2 in 4 in 5 1 cm 10 2 cm board to the wall studs.
Detailed guide to building a gable roof for your shed.