12×12 Shed Door Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about 12×12 shed door plans. This article features detailed instructions for building a door for the 12×12 shed. If you have followed the shed project till now, you really have to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, attach the trims to the roof and install the door to the shed.

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.



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12×12 Shed Door Plans




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  • J – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 97 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 165 1/4″ long TRIMS
  • K – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 81 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 50 1/2″ long JAMBS
  • L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 43 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 74 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 36 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 5/8″ T1-11 siding – 43 1/2″x81 1/2″ long DOOR

  • 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 10′
  • 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 14′
  • 50 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
  • 50 pieces of 1 5/8″ nails
  • wood glue, stain/paint

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 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

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 One day

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Building a shed door

Building the roof trims

Building the roof trims

Use 1×6 lumber for the roof trims. Make the cuts to the gable end trims.

Fitting the roof trims

Fitting the roof trims

Fit the trims to the rafters and lock them into place with 1 5/8″ brad nails. Leave no gaps between the trims to get a professional result.

Fitting the door jambs

Fitting the door jambs

Next, you need to attach the 2×4 door jambs around the opening. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the jambs into place tightly.



Next, you need to build the door for the shed. Use the panel that you have cut out when installing the siding. Use 2×4 lumber for the trims. You might consider making the door 1/4″ narrower to leave a small clearing gap when installing into place.

12x12 shed - Front face

12×12 shed – Front face

Fit the door to the opening and lock it to the jambs using hinges. In addition, attach a latch to lock it into place properly.

12x12 shed - Side view

12×12 shed – Side view

The shed seen from one side. The basic design might seem blunt, but it will help it blend in any backyard without much effort.

12x12 shed plans

12×12 shed plans

Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project. Check out PART 1 and PART 2 of the project to learn how to build the shed frame and the roof.



This woodworking project was about 12×12 shed 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.




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