ArticlesBlog How to Build a Shed – How To Build Roof Trusses – Video 4 of 15 August 28, 201956 Related tags : country life projects countrylifeprojects.com diy shed Do It Yourself (Website Category) garden shed how to build a shed how to build a shed step by step how to build a shed video how to build homemade trusses How-to (Media Genre) shed shed plans sheds storage shed Truss Post navigation Previous Article Jane Lynch Supports the Equality Act Next Article Swamp Watch: The Clinton Foundation Comments (56) March 9, 2014 at 3:32 am thanks for all the information Reply April 18, 2014 at 2:53 am Why are the bottom gussets sraight as opposed to triangular? Reply June 12, 2014 at 11:56 pm This is the difference in a craftsman and 90% percent of the people who think their craftsman… great job Henry ! Reply July 1, 2014 at 11:13 pm Thank you! Very informative. I hope to use this in the future! Reply July 2, 2014 at 3:31 am Obviously different sized sheds would require different amounts of trusses; but how do you determine just how many to use?Are they required to be specific lengths down the shed till all the space is used, or just a number chosen and spaced out accordingly? Reply July 2, 2014 at 3:35 am You mentioned the bottom chord being the length of the shed base in front + 1/4 inch. Since most lumber is sold at a max (that ive seen) of 12 ft long, what would you do if the length was greater the 12ft? Or if the length was exactly 12ft. You cant rly get 12.25 pieces. Reply July 17, 2014 at 11:43 pm First of all, your videos are the BEST on YouTube for building a shed the right way!! Henry is a professional and he also explains each and every step that anyone can understand and do. Of course, having the right tools certainly helps as well. I have a question; I'm getting ready to build a 12' x 16' shed (this is the largest shed I've built to date) and using your method of truss building, can I get away with 2 x 4's for trusses with 16" OC or should I go with 2 x 6's with 24" OC. Where I live, you don't need a building permit for a shed under 200sf but I want to make sure the truss system is strong enough. With engineered trusses, they would be made with 2 x 4's and cost me 4x's more then if I built them. I would use gussets on both sides of each truss except the gable ends. Can I get away with your system without adding more triangles? What are your thoughts…Thanks! Reply July 20, 2014 at 9:38 pm How would these change if you were considering adding gutters to the shed? Reply July 24, 2014 at 7:41 pm if you were going to put studs in there straight from the rafter down to the bottom chord would you just screw them in from the top and bottom (out side of 2×4)? (plus glue) Reply July 30, 2014 at 2:15 pm How do I measure the Rafter Gusset before I build the rafters? You said you would cut yours at 36", but I do not understand how you measured that. Could someone please explain? Thank you in advance. Reply August 16, 2014 at 9:57 am hey there out of curiosity my hardware store sells trusses already made for a 8×10 shed for 15$. would that fit on this shed? Reply August 20, 2014 at 7:14 pm Hello Henry, I love the videos you put together. thanks,I am putting together a shed but the dimensions are a bit different from yours. I am putting together a 17×8 (space available). I am interested in the truss design you have here, since my shed is 8' wide as well I was wondering do you think the truss assembly will work for me?Another question I have is load weight? My wife want to add fly tiles to the roof and not shingle, I believe shingles are 6 psf and the tiles were rated at 9 psf. My adjustment for this extra 3 psf is to have 16 in centres instead of 24. Is this a reasonable adjustment or am I just adding more weight to the roof for nothing? Reply September 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm Great video's Henry. Can you tell me how long it took to complete your shed start to finish. I'm worried about how much good weather we still have. Don't want to start something I can't complete. Reply October 18, 2014 at 4:22 am Hi Henry, great videos and instructions! My question is how did you come up with the top center part of the rafter? You showed how to get the bottom center of 43 1/2 I believe, but not the top part where it connects at the 30° mark… Reply January 2, 2015 at 7:51 am Can I use the plans to build a 8 x 18 shed? Can I canopy one gable end to extend the shed from 18 to 24 feet? Code requires I be on a concrete slab-do I still build the floor? Reply April 22, 2015 at 3:48 am Thank you for posting this, I am contemplating building a 12'x16' shed and the only thing I am not at all confident about is the roof trusses. Would your same 60 degree formula work on that? You made something that is complicated not look as scary. Reply May 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm If my shed is 10' wide, do I also use 10' rafters on the trusses? Also do I keep the exact same angles? Thanks in advance for your help! Reply June 2, 2015 at 12:32 pm Thank you so much for commenting and your suggestions! I will do as recommended. Reply June 6, 2015 at 1:24 am I had a question on the trusses. Some people will leave out the bottom chord and just use rafters, using a birds mouth and seat method to tie them to the frame. What are your thoughts on that? I live up north, so snow is an issue, but looking at the pre-fab trusses at the store they also exclude the bottom chord. Appreciate any direction on this. Reply August 16, 2015 at 2:32 am Would these types of trusses work on a home that is 30' wide? Reply October 10, 2015 at 2:37 am Give this guy a medal. These tutorials are solid. Reply March 4, 2016 at 7:25 am I've watched a lot of building video's. These are by far the best I've come across!! Very detailed! I have rudimentary skill in building yet I can follow along with your video's and have confidence that I'm getting everything right. Thanks so much for taking the time to make these and share with the rest of us! Reply March 29, 2016 at 2:44 am what slope did you use? Reply April 8, 2016 at 8:31 pm Excellent Videos! Thank you for taking the time to do these. I have a question. Will your 30/60 degree angle work on any size shed or just the size in the video? I am building a 14X24 shed with a 4 ft porch so there will be a wall at the 10 ft mark under the span. Reply May 2, 2016 at 10:43 pm is there a rule to how many trusses you need per floor dimention? floor joist you taught me are 16" on center how about trusses? Reply May 8, 2016 at 12:36 pm Your video was really helpful Reply May 12, 2016 at 3:52 pm Hi, I'm trying to figure the math here. You said you cut the rafter at a 30 degree angle but the other angle is 60 degrees. I'm using my speed square but I'm coming up with 52 degrees for the bottom cord. Reply September 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm VERY PROFESSIONAL – VERY CLEAR EXPLAINATION Reply October 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm Your videos are excellent. I have a question I hope you vcan answer. What is the easiest way to make a jig for roof trusses if you have a concrete slab with j bolts for bottom plate ? Thank you. Reply October 23, 2016 at 10:56 pm I learned a lot from your videos, thank you. Reply December 4, 2016 at 11:39 pm Damn…. thanks for your professional blessing for me. May God bless you. Reply July 8, 2017 at 6:03 pm Good stuff this guy. The best advice I got, for a small shed, was using angles instead of pitch. Later trim and finish work will be same angle, no recalculating. For a 7/12 pitch the degree is 30.26°. I like an even 30° better. Reply July 20, 2017 at 9:08 am Great set of videos and a real pleasure to see a tradesman that takes such care and pride in his work, instead of the culture of short cuts we have today. Thanks for the excellent advice Reply July 24, 2017 at 7:46 pm Thank you. You are a highly skilled teacher! Reply August 2, 2017 at 4:53 am I know nothing about carpentry but 3 years ago I built my beautiful shed using country life projects plan. My shed is rock solid and better than the units they sell @ Home depot. Reply September 15, 2017 at 8:26 am Thank you for making this video. Building is very easy…joists, framing… Then there's the roof. This makes it so easy to figure it out. I like the idea of using simple angles instead of basing it all on pitch. Fantastic work!! Thank you again! Reply January 29, 2018 at 12:59 am I like this method better than any other,lol, yes the math calculations confuse me,man am glad i found this & i've build a 16' x 20' using this same method & it is awesome! Reply January 29, 2018 at 1:01 am What is the pitch for this roof (rafters) ? Reply February 5, 2018 at 7:44 pm NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply February 9, 2018 at 6:17 pm Two things:At 9:00 mins into the tutorial, a message pops up and says they have an updated layout for cutting the chord gussets. I can only assume it tells you this: You can "nest" the angular cuts and butt the straight cuts. Saves time and material.Second.The truss fixture:"Stops" should always be on the same side. (bottom/bottom, top/top, left/left, right/right).This will make removing the finished part from the fixture much easier.That said, with the bottom chord "stops" being attached to the front face of the floor joist, the rafter "stops" should be on the inside of the rafters (or inside the triangle).Its a minor detail, but again will make removal of the completed trusses from the fixture much easier.Very great videos so far! Reply April 20, 2018 at 5:39 pm Nice job except once you break through the skin of the plywood you lose strength. Reply April 30, 2018 at 8:51 pm I used osb instead of plywood? Good or bad? Reply May 1, 2018 at 3:44 am Osb for my gusets? Reply May 1, 2018 at 3:44 am And thanks for the great video by the way Reply May 11, 2018 at 9:44 am That was a great how too. Straight to the point no waffling. Reply May 21, 2018 at 3:56 am i like that power driver but not how much it countersunk the screws on the gussets as it basically ate a good chunk of the thickness … I mean, a little less would keep things stronger. Reply May 21, 2018 at 8:50 am Say you wanted vertical fascia e.g. to install a gutter underneath it. Would it then make more sense to have the bottom chord protrude out the full width so the fascia attach to the ends of that bottom chord and the rafter sit on top of the bottom chord? So you'd have no angled cuts on the bottom chord and you'd have an angled cut on each end of the rafters. Would that make the trusses any weaker? (I can't help thinking it would actually be stronger as the meeting of the rafter and bottom chord would no longer be i the plane of possible movement if it did slip but maybe that's an illusion) Reply May 26, 2018 at 12:35 am Only thing I'd do differently, is to use a preset drywall screw counter sink so as not over countersink screws and lose strength….. Reply June 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm this is the easiest tutorial I have ever seen for trusses!! love it. Reply June 24, 2018 at 12:49 pm Thank you for the video Reply October 7, 2018 at 7:49 pm Would you be able to use wood glue to fix the gussets? I've seen a few tutorials on this, and I've only seen liquid nails being used…. Great job by the way. :). This is going to be my method on my new workshop. 🙂 Reply November 22, 2018 at 5:35 pm MAN! Step by step and easy to understand. Instead of just ASSUMING we all know a certain step, each one is explained. How to do it and why! OUTSTANDING! One thing though. Its a PROJECT (pronounced PRAW ject) not PROE ject! LOL. Just a little humor. Reply December 27, 2018 at 5:08 am With a 7/12 pitch there would be plenty of room for a loft. How would a loft be incorporated if there is a bottom chord spanning the width of the shed? Could your shed and shed plans be flexible to design without the use of a bottom chord? Reply April 21, 2019 at 8:31 pm I like to lay out 1 truss on the floor like you have done. But once that is done, I build all the others on top of the first truss laid out on sawhorses. That way, I am not crawling around on my hands and knees. I also use galvanized nails- they are cheaper and do not split the wood as much as screws. Reply July 23, 2019 at 11:01 pm I watched the video and read all the comments. I agree with all the positive comments and appreciate your answers to questions. Thank you for a great video that is done very well, clear and no wasting of time. I’m about to build a shed so your videos are a great help. Thank you. Reply July 30, 2019 at 9:06 pm Great job!. Thanks a lot. Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.