October 23, 2009

Hip Roof Shed Plans?

Finding the exact shed plans for a project you have fully pictured in your mind's eye can be a real trick.

Bob wrote ...

I am looking for plans for building a 10' X 12' nice storage shed with a hip roof. I would like the hip roof to be a 10/12 pitch and have a 11" overhang. I would like a lot of details on the construction (sort of a step by step) and a materials list. I want a shingle roof (felt paper underneath and drip edge), and clapboard siding. I would like to have a window or two, one wide door for a lawn tractor, and a regular kind of walk in door. I am willing to pay for good plans, I just want to make sure that I can get what I specifically want from whatever site/supplier. I have clicked around on a lot of sites hoping to find one that would allow me to be this specific, but it is hard enough to find a hip roof shed. I am checking out some of your links now, but I could surely use your help.

I wish I could go to the file cabinet and pull out the exact solution, Bob. There so many plans out that weeding through them can take eons.

Specific overhangs may be tough to find. I built my shed without an overhang and I've been kicking myself ever since. Every once in a while, I'll spend a moment or two while back at the shed, trying to figure out if it would be possible to add an overhang when I reroof and reside. (I've had that project on the back burner for way too long.)

It might be possible to find an architecture student to draw up some simple plans with your exact requirements for pocket change. I never thought I'd say this, but hey, how about posting to Craig's List? Then again, you'd be lacking the step-by-step directions, and hip roofs can be difficult to construct ...

Posted by geekbooks at October 23, 2009 05:22 PM

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