5×7 Lean to Shed Roof Plans
This step by step diy project is about 5x7 shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the storage shed project, where I show you how to build the lean to roof for the project. In addition, I show you how to build the door and how to fit the decorative trims. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
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5×7 Lean to Shed Roof Plans
Building a 5×7 shed
- G – 2 pieces of T1-11 s >SIDING
- H – 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long RAFTER
- I – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x72″ long, 1 piece – 32″x72″ long ROOF
- J – 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long, 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 88 1/4″ long TRIMS
- L – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 77 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 94″ long, 2 pieces – 77 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 92 3/4″ long TRIMS
- M – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 83″ long, 1 piece – 67″ long JAMBS
- N – 1 piece of T1-11 s >DOOR
- 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8′
- 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 8 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 3 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- hinges & latch
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails, 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- PART 1: 5×7 Shed Plans
- PART 2: 5×7 Shed Roof Plans
How to build a lean to roof for a 5×7 shed
Building the rafters
First of all, you need to build the rafters for the 5×7 storage shed. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make birdsmouth cuts to the 2×4 rafters.
Fitting the rafters
Fit the rafters to the top of the shed, placing them every 24″ on center. For a professional result, align the rafters with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 4 1/2″ screws to lock them to the top plates.
Fit the T1-11 siding to the sides of the lean to shed. Cut the panels at the right dimensions and shapes and then secure them into place with 6-8d nails. Leave no gaps between the panels for a professional result and insert 6-8d nails every 8″.
Fit the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof of the lean to shed. Cut the sheets at the right dimensions and then lay them to the rafters. Leave no gaps between the sheets and then secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the rafters.
Fit 2×6 trims to the sides of the shed and 1×6 trims to the front and back of the shed. Use 2 1/2″ nails to secure the trims into place tightly.
Fitting the roofing
Cover the roof of the shed with roofing felt, 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. Read the instructions labeled on the asphalt shingle packs before installing them into place tightly. Start with the bottom left side of the roof and install them all the way to the top.
Fit 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Make sure the edges are flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws, so you can lock the jambs into place tightly.
Building the doors
Build the door panels from T1-11 siding and 2×4 lumber. Align the trims to the door panels and then insert 2″ brad nails through the panel into the trims. Add glue to the joints for a professional result.
Fitting the double doors
Fit the double doors to the opening and then attach hinges to lock them to the jambs. Install a latch to lock the doors and handles so you open and close them.
Fit 1×3 trims to the sides of the shed. Make angle cuts to the top of the side trims and then secure them into place with 2″ nails.
Fit the 1×3 trims to the back of the lean to shed. Align the edges flush and insert 2 “brad nails to lock them into place tightly.
Last but not least, you need to install the 1×3 decorative trims to the front of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ brad nails to lock them into place tightly.
5×7 Shed Plans – Back view
Take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components, so you can protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the shed.
5×7 Lean to shed plans
You need to check out PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed. I have a lot more shed projects on the site, so take a look over the rest of the designs.
This woodworking project was about 5×7 shed roof plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.