This step by step diy project is about 16×16 shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the large lean to shed project, where I show you everything you want to know about framing the door and fitting the trims. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.
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, as it will pay off on the long run. 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 about a day.
Projects made from these plans
16×16 Lean to Shed Doors Plans
- P – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 43″ long JAMBS
- R – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 73″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 1 piece T1-11 siding – 36″x80″ long 2xDOOR
- Q – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 103″ long JAMBS
- S – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 73″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 1 piece T1-11 siding – 48″x80″ long 2xDOOR
- T – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 129 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 131″ long, 2 pieces – 90″ long, 2 pieces – 89 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 39″ long, 4 pieces – 36″ long TRIMS
How to build a 16×16 shed door and trims
The first step of the project is to attach the jambs around the side door opening. Fit the 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure them into place tightly.
Use T1-11 siding for the door panel and 2×4 lumber for the trims. First, you have to build the door frame. Drill pocket holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the frames together tightly. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush. Fit the panel to the frame and insert 2″ brad nails to lock them together tightly.
Fit the doors to the side opening and then secure them to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch so you can lock the door into place tightly. Install handles so you can open and close the door easily.
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the front door opening, as well. Cut the jambs from 2×4 lumber and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Use T1-11 siding and 2×4 lumber for the front 3′ wide doors. Assemble the shed door using the same techniques described above.
Fit the door to the side of the shed. Align the edges with attention and then lock the door to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch to lock the door into place tightly.
Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts to the side trims. 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 the 1×4 decorative trims to the front of the shed. Use 2″ nails every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front of the shed and around the windows.
Last but not least, take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats with paint or stain to enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from decay. You could also fit several accessories that will make your shed a lot more easier to operate. Check out PART 1 for the frame plans and PART 2 for the roof plans.
This woodworking project was about 16×16 shed door plans free. 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.