This step by step diy project is about 10×16 gambrel shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the gable shed project, where I show you how to build the single and the double doors for the shed. You can add more windows to the side walls, so you can let more light inside, or you can remove them completely. Make sure you read the local codes so you can comply with the legal requirements. 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, 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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10×16 Barn Shed Door Plans
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- N – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 79″ long, 2 pieces – 87 1/2″ long JAMBS
- O – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 36″x87 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 80 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long 2xDOOR
- P – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 39″ long, 1 piece – 80″ long JAMBS
- R – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 32″x80″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 32″ long, 2 pieces – 73″ long, 1 piece – 25″ long DOOR
- S – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 96″ long, 4 pieces – 186 1/4″ long, 3 pieces – 115 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 18 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 26″ long, 2 pieces – 43″ long TRIMS
- 16 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 10 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 16′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails
- 2 brad nails, 1 1/5″ brad nails
- hinges & latch
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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How to build doors for a 10×16 shed
Fit the 2×4 jambs to the front of the shed. Align the edges flush with the door opening and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the jambs into place tightly.
Build the door panels from T1-11 siding (the panel that you have cut out in the previous steps). Use 2×4 lumber for the trims. Align the edges flush and use 2″ brad nails to assemble the door.
Fit the doors to the front of the 10×16 shed. Align the edges with attention and then use hinges to lock the doors to the jambs tightly. Fit a latch to lock the doors into place tightly and then handles.
Continue the project by fitting the 2×4 jambs to the side wall. Align the edges flush and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the jambs into place tightly.
Assemble the door from 2×4 lumber and T1-11 siding. Lay the trims on a level surface, making sure the edges are aligned and the corners are square. Attach the panel to the trims and then lock them into place with 2″ nails.
Fit the side door into place and use hinges to lock it to the jambs. Install a latch to secure the door into place tightly. Fit handles and then make sure the door opens and closes easily.
Install the vinyl window to the side wall of the shed. Pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions for a professional result. Fit 1×4 trims around the window and secure them into place with brad nails.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the side of the shed. Align the edges and then insert 2″ brad nails, so you can lock the trim into place tightly.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the back of the barn shed, as well. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ brad nails to lock them into place.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front of the shed. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and then secure them into place with 2″ brad nails.
Last but not least, you need to 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 enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from decay.
This woodworking project was about 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.