12'x24' DIY Shed Build (Part 4 – Roof)

Welcome to part 4 of our shed build showing the roof framing, sheathing, and papering. The metal roof installation will be shown in a future video. In this video we show the rafter, blocking, and fascia installation, along with the plywood sheathing and synthetic underlayment for the metal roofing.

This will be a 12’x24′ wooden shed with a single slope metal roof and LP SmartSide siding.

I’ll try to summarize some of the construction stats/key points here:

– 12′ x 24′
– 4′ x 4′ treated skid foundation
– 2″ x 8″ joists @ 16″ OC
– 3/4″ plywood subfloor

– 2″ x 4″ construction with double top plates
– (3) 3′ x 2′ sliding windows
– DIY double door – 59” x 80”
– 1/2″ OSB sheathing
– House wrap
– LP SmartSide paneling

– 16′ x 27′
– 1.5-in-12 pitch (minimum recommended by metal roof mfr), single slope
– 2″ x 8″ rafters @ 24″ OC
– 1/2″ plywood sheathing, with sheathing clips
– Synthetic roofing paper
– 29 gauge galvalume metal roofing panels (3′ x 16′ each)

Please let me know down below if you have any questions or comments, and stop back to see everything go together. Thanks for watching!

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*** Clips:
Office Space: “Stapler” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqxjRzzGn8k

*** Music:
Outro – Fresh by MBB – https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial
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20 Replies to “12'x24' DIY Shed Build (Part 4 – Roof)”

  1. Appreciate video content! Forgive me for butting in, I am interested in your opinion. Have you considered – Mahorrla Wooden Paradise Method (erm, check it on google should be there)? It is a great exclusive product for building better sheds and woodworking minus the hard work. Ive heard some super things about it and my best friend Jordan finally got astronomical success with it.

  2. Hey there! From the looks of it (and the UofA shirt) looks like you're in AZ. Question….. are you worried about the space under the floor becoming a critter pit? I am wanting to lay a concrete slab to avoid that, but was curious if you had issues with that? Last thing I want is to step out and land on a rattler.

    Nice looking project!

  3. Hey Brian, I want you to know that this video explained several things to me that I always wondered about building a structure! Such as the birds mouth cut and the blocking! Thanks!

  4. Wait…your blocking between rafters on the should be vented both the upper AND lowers.
    Your attic needs to breathe, unless… the inside ceiling is open.

    Home depot may have your size OR drill 2 or 3 vent holes with a spade bit then cover with mesh to keep bus and birds out.
    Hope you get this before it gets sealed up. Dean in Phx.

  5. Hey Iceman, that looks really great.I like it so much that I think this is what I'm going to build for the mini shop. I've really been enjoying watching this build

  6. Great video Brian! This project is helping me to think through a similar structure I will be building on my 10 acres near Gleeson. Looking forward to future posts.

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