This step by step diy project is about 6×10 gable shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the small storage shed project, where I show you how to frame the door and how to install the trims into place. 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
6×10 Shed Door and Trims Plans
- K – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 67 3/4″ long, 8 pieces – 84 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 114 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 35 1/2″ long TRIMS
- L – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x77 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 70 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long DOOR
- M – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 77 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 43″ long JAMBS
How to build a small shed door
The first step of the project is to build the jambs and to lock them into place. Fit the trims around the opening and lock them into place with 2″ nails.
Use T1-11 siding for the door panels and 1×4 lumber for the trims. Lay the panels on a level surface and then attach the trims. Leave no gaps between the components, drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the edges are flush, otherwise the doors won’t fit into place properly.
Fit the door to the opening and align the edges flush. Use hinges to secure the door to the jambs. Afterwards, install a latch to lock the door into place tightly. Fit the handles to the door so you can open and close it easily.
Fit the trims to the sides of the shed. Use 1 1/2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place. Leave no gaps between the trims for a professional result.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the back of the shed. Align the edges with attention and secure the trims into place with 1 1/2″ nails.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front of the shed, as well. Align the edges flush and insert 1 1/2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly.
Last but not least, you need to 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 of paint or stain to enhance the look of the shed.
If you have’t looked over PART 1 yet, I recommend you to do it, as it will show everything you want to know about building the frame of the shed. In PART 2 of the project I show you how to frame the gable roof. This is a large shed that you can easily convert into a workshop.
This woodworking project was about 6×10 garden shed doors. 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.