This step by step diy project is about 14×18 lean to shed doors and trims plans. This is PART 3 of the large storage shed project, where I show you how to build the double doors for the storage shed, the side door and how to fit the decorative trims. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in a few day.
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14×18 Gable Shed Doors Plans
- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 103″ long JAMBS
- O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x80 3/4″ long 2xDOOR
- P – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 43″ long JAMBS
- R – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x80″ long DOOR
- S – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 94 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 37, 2 pieces – 30″ long TRIMS
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First of all, you need to attach the 2×4 jambs around the opening. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly, every 8″ along the framing.
Build the door panels from T1-11 siding and the frame from 2×4 lumber. Start by assembling the door frame using 2×4 lumber and pocket holes. Use 1 5/8 screws to lock the panels to the frame. Add glue to the joints and align the edges flush.
Fit the double doors to the front opening. Align the edges with attention and use hinges to lock the doors to the jambs. Install a latch to lock the doors into place tightly.
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the side door. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Assemble the side door frame from 2×4 lumber, using pocket holes. Attach the siding panel to the frame.
Fit the door into place and then secure it to the jambs with hinges. Install a door latch to lock the door into place tightly.
Cut and fit the 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit 1×4 trims to the back of the shed, using the same techniques described above. Fit the trims to the front of the shed, as well.
Last but not least, you need take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, so you can protect them from decay and so you can enhance the look of the shelter. Check out PART 1 and PART 2 of the shed, so you can learn everything you need to know about building the floor, walls and roof for the shed.
This woodworking project was about 14×18 gable shed doors plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.