12×16 Barn Shed Doors Plans

This step by step diy project is about 12×16 gambrel shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the storage 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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  • – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 89″ long, 1 piece – 103″ long JAMBS
  • N – 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 2xDOOR
  • O – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 39″ long, 2 pieces – 89″ long JAMBS
  • P – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 32″ long, 2 pieces – 79″ long, 1 piece – 25″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 32″x86″ long DOOR
  • R – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 94 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 31″ long, 4 pieces – 28″ long TRIMS

  • 15 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 10′
  • 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
  • 12 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
  • 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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 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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It”s that easy to build your own 12×16 shed – Video!



Building double doors and trims for a barn shed

Double front doors jambs

Double front doors jambs

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.

Fitting the double doors

Fitting the double doors

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.

Side door

Side door

Build the side door using the same techniques described above.

Fitting the side door

Fitting the side door

Fit the door to the opening and align the edges flush. Use hinges and a latch to secure them door into place tightly.

Fitting the window trims

Fitting the window trims

fit the 24″x28″ windows to the openings and secure them to the studs thoroughly. Fit the 1×4 trims around the windows.

Fitting the corner trims

Fitting the corner trims

Attach the 1×4 trims to the 12×16 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.

12x16 Gambrel Shed - Free DIY Plans

12×16 Gambrel Shed – Free DIY Plans

You need to check out PART 1 and PART 2 of the shed, so you learn how to build the frame and the roof for the barn shed. Moreover, I strongly recommend you to check out the rest of the shed projects that I have on the blog.



This woodworking project was about 12×16 barn 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.






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