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Tudor-Style Shed Project

tudor-style storage shed
How to build a 10'x10' Tudor-style storage shed
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1: Introduction & Quantities
2: Quantities - continued
3: Making the sledge
4: The floor & Angle info
5: Making the wall frames
6: Cutting the wall panels
7: Cutting the roof rafters  you are on this page
8: Standing the walls/roof
9: Fixing the roof boards
10: Making the door/window
11: Fitting the door/window
12: Making the drip caps
13: Sub-floor plan
14: Floor plan
15: Stud lay-out plan
16: Front wall plan
17: Rear wall plan
18: Side wall plan
19: Front-wall cladding plan
20: Rear-wall cladding plan
21: Side elevation plan
22: Roof plan
23: Door & window plan
24: Help files
roof rafters

Part 12: Cutting the roof rafters

Cut 18 rafters at 87" (2175mm) long, with an angle cut inwards at one end 36.87 degree off square, and a 45° chamfer cut at the other end.

Helpful reference: explains how to get and work with angles.

Once the rafters are cut, use eight of them to make up four ladder-type units, each unit consisting of two rafters separated by four blocks. Make the blocks 19 5/8" (490mm) long.
Refer to the plans or the drawing below for block placements, and refer to the roof plan to show the position of each ladder-type unit over the front and rear walls.
Rafter/fly rafter blocking detail
shed rafter detail
Part 12 video clip Time: 1:48

the painted panels and framework

Part 13: Painting the frames and panels

Now's probably the best time to paint the frames and plywood sheets.
You can slip-slap-slop paint all over the place without having to worry about all that tedious cutting-around where two contrasting colors meet.
The paint used for this project was a charcoal fence paint for the frame and a gloss white for the plywood.

Part 13 video clip Time: 0:44

Nailing the wall panels in place

Part 14: Fixing the wall panels

Lay the wall-frames on a flat surface - something that will not scratch the paint work - and then put the plywood wall-panels on top of the frames and nail them in place.
Use 2 1/2" (60mm) galvanized flathead nails spaced at a maximum of 6" (150mm).
Alternatively, use screws.

Part 14 video clip Time: 1:03