This step by step diy project is about 12×12 shed with porch doors and trims plans. This is PART 3 of the shed with front porch project, where I show you how to build the double doors for the storage shed and how to fit the decorative trims. The double side doors will allow and easy access to the interior of the shed. The front door with windows and porch adds unique charm to the project. 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.
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12×12 Shed with Porch Door Plans
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- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 43″ long JAMBS
- O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x80 3/4″ long DOOR
- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
- O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x80 3/4″ long 2xDOOR
- P – 6 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 97 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 47 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 24″ long, 4 pieces – 27″ long TRIMS
- Q – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 42 1/2″ long, 7 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 30 1/2″ long 4xRAILING
- 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 10 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 6 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10′
- 5 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws, 1 1/4″ screws
- 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- PART 1: 12×12 Shed with Porch Plans
- PART 2: 12×12 Shed with Porch Roof Plans
- PART 3: 12×12 Shed with Porch Door Plans
Building 12×12 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.
Build the door panel 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 panel is the piece you have cut out when installing the sheets to the front wall.
Fit the door to the front 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.
Next, you need to build jambs for the side double doors. Cut the jambs from 2×4 lumber and secure them to the wall with 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the double doors in the same manner described above. Use T1-11 siding and 2×4 lumber.
Fit the double doors into place and lock them to the jambs with hinges. Make sure the doors open and close easily and then use a latch to lock the doors into place tightly.
Continue the project by fitting the 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed. Use 2″ nails every 8″ along the framing of the shed.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the backof 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.
Build the porch railings from 2×4 lumber and 2×2 lumber. Place the balusters equally spaced. Drill pilot holes through the cleats and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the balusters.
Fit the panels to the front porch. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the cleats and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the posts. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components.
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.
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