How To Build A Shed: Building & Installing Roof Rafters. How to build a shed roof step by step.

Sorry now that we've built all the walls are not gonna take a step back for a
0:07build the walls I actually used the floor debt to lay out the roof instead
0:11of using regular rafters and regular Ridge we built roof trusses I used the
0:17floor deck to snap out the lines because it's much easier method of snapping it
0:21out full-length pictures and then building the trusses rate in place there
0:25on the floor deck so front-to-back is a feat that's what this represents one
0:33side to the other one Walter the other we have big feet from the outside edge
0:37of that wall framing to the outside edge of this we have a look at the top of the
0:42wall on top of that we put a roof truss we're going to overhang the soffits six
0:50inches just we made it 12 inches like the house it wouldn't be in proportion
0:54with the shed so we want to keep the same details but shrink them down the
0:58right proportions so we're making the overhang six inches so six inches from
1:02the outside of the wall to the front of the overhang so this wall actually this
1:08one right here what we want to do with mark the center it's an eight-foot wall
1:13plus six inches on both sides give you 90 overall half of that which is the
1:19center of the roof four and a half feet know what I'm gonna do with just make
1:25another mark up here for five feet away doesn't really matter the same distance
1:30for the six inches and then just draw the line and this is the center of the
1:39building and the center of the room but the slope of the roof some people call
1:44it the pitch we're gonna using a pitch here and what that means in a pitch or
1:48in a slope means that for every foot I come in I'm gonna go eight inches up we
1:54know we're going four and a half feet in to the center and go up eight inches
1:59there's one foot 16 there's two foot 24 there's three foot 32 there's four feet
2:06and then the half foot equals four inches which is right there
2:12ok now we have our top measurement here this is the top of the roof and we want
2:17the other top of the roof to fall right on top of the cord there just like that
2:24all these marks were making his to the outside of the roof so now you can see
2:37the three pieces that we need to build the trust we have the bottom chord and
2:41then we had to top cords one on this side an identical one on that side that
2:45we have to cut out a two-by-four stock what I need to do is get these two
2:50angles this one down here just one at the top so that we can cut this
2:55top court out a couple of different ways to do that as we know this is Nate pitch
3:0118 slow and on all of these speeds squares see a bunch of numbers here you
3:07get there all played out the same I use this one because it's a little easier to
3:11read so it's the same thing we're looking along this Great year the top
3:16and we're going to dial it up to hit the eighth the inside a lot i mean the
3:21outside at night the inside here that's for the valley were going with the
3:25outside numbers that would be another way using a sliding T bevel that way you
3:33don't even have to look at any numbers all you do is hold it up against the
3:38lines of it until you get the correct angle taken it up and there's the angle
3:43for the top a long point to Long Point the outside edge of the rafter or the
3:51top court of the trust
4:05much better we're going to use a plywood cut it to nail the trust together so I'm
4:11just going over at least a couple inches past the inside of the wall match the
4:15bottom edge year marked the top button minimarket down about a quarter I don't
4:20want it
4:20coming up above the top 10 the same thing here down about a quarter of an
4:26inch doesn't have to be perfect because it's just a connection system what's all
4:43that about eight inches 8 to 10 inches on either side
4:57together the two end ones on we have a trust between a gable and trust in a
5:10regular trusses that the gable and trusses sit on the gable end wall on
5:15each end because I sit on the end wall sheathing goes up we have this big gap
5:21with nothing to nail too so we're gonna put in little operates in here so this
5:25evening can be mailed to it all the trusses inside don't need that once the
5:30shooting comes up half inch or less be in this case and we near the whole thing
5:34together that's what really tight it together makes us strong
5:40on this said we're using two methods to build the gable in walls for no other
5:44reason than to show you two methods are most likely to use when you build your
5:48shed you want to pick one method and use it on both cable ends if you use a trust

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    1. Appreciate Video clip! Excuse me for the intrusion, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you heard about – Mahorrla Wooden Paradise Method (erm, check it on google should be there)? It is a good one of a kind guide for building better sheds and woodworking without the hard work. Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my friend Sam after many years got astronomical results with it.

  1. All of this is fine but there’s nothing in this video about roof RAFTERS. What you built was exactly what you called it, trusses. Also ,the framing square you used has all the dimensions needed instead of drawing the pictures on the floor.

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    2. william keith Watts he’s not demonstrating skills as a carpenter he’s showing DIYers an easy way to build the roof. He’s also based the method on a system for people who have a framing square, or speed square and are using basic tools.
      Just because it’s trusses and not rafters doesn’t make it inferior FFS. It’s a SHED not the grand opera house!

  2. Do you think these trusses would allow a loft to placed. Thinking about redoing my shed and making a 12/12 pitch instead of the 6/12 pitch that is currently on it.

  3. I’ve built quite a few add on garages and storage buildings but I never thought of making myself a template on the floor of the building for the roof truss. That way they should all be exactly the same I think he did a great job and I think those of you that are thinking you should just build the wall and put on the wall 90% of that stuff doesn’t come out square no matter what you do unless you have something to back that up like a template

    1. drawing the template on the floor actually has helped me picture how I will frame out the trusses for my shed roof! there may be simpler more intuitive ways to achieve the desired end, but the concrete visuals are exactly what I needed to demystify the process!

    2. @Johanna Eldridge I’ve found drawing any type of framing out on the floor is thee most intuitive and easiest way to workout and build framing. I’ve built a raking walls off of some plans and a calculator using trigonometry and that was just annoying as heck

  4. One of the best instructions I have found on youtube. Thank you, very clear and concise. You saved me the money of buying one of those kits to build trusses.

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