This step by step diy project is about 12×12 shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the square shed project, where I show you everything you want to know about framing the double doors 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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12×12 Shed Doors Plans
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- L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 81 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 39″ long JAMBS
- M – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 1 piece – 25″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 32″x80″ long 2xDOOR
- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 87 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 103″ long JAMBS
- O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 79″ long, 2 pieces – 48″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x86″ long DOOR
- 15 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- shed hinges
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails, 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Building double doors and trims for a gable shed
First of all, you need to build the door jambs. Cut the jambs from 2×4 lumber and attach them around the opening. Make sure the edges are flush, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the door panels from T1-11 siding and the trims from 2×4 lumber. Align the trims flush with the door panels and secure them together with glue and 1 5/8″ screws.
Fit the double doors to the front opening and secure them to the jambs with hinges. Also install a latch to secure the front doors tightly together. Check of the doors open and close properly, before you continue the project.
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the side door. Align the edges flush.
Build the side door using the same techniques described above.
Fit the door to the opening and align the edges flush. Use hinges and a latch to secure them door into place tightly.
Install the PVC window using the manufacturer’s instructions. Fit the 1×4 trims around the window opening.
Attach the 1×4 trims to the 12×12 barn shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ brad nails to secure them tightly into place. Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint to enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from decay.
This woodworking project was about 12×12 shed doors and trims 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.