This step by step diy project is about 10×16 gambrel shed doors and trims plans. This is PART 3 of the barn shed with loft project, where I show you how to build the double doors for the storage shed 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
Projects made from these plans
10×16 Gambrel Shed Doors Plans
Cut & Shopping Lists
- M – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long 2xJAMBS
- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x80″ long 4xDOOR
- O – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 96″ long TRIMS
- 20 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws, 1 1/4″ screws
- 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- shed accessories
Building shed doors
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the front door opening. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the jambs around the side double doors, as well, using the same techniques described above.
Build the door panels from T1-11 siding and the trims from 2×4 lumber. Use 1 5/8 screws to lock the panels to the trims. Add glue to the joints and align the edges flush. The door panels are the pieces you have cut out when installing the sheets to the front wall.
Fit the double doors to the side of the shed. Align the edges with attention and use hinges to lock them to the jambs. Make sure the doors open and close easily and then install the latch.
Repeat the process for the double front doors.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
Fit the trims to the front of the shed and back, 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 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.