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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10×12 Barn Shed Doors Plans
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- M – 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
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- PART 1: 12×16 Barn Shed Plans
- PART 2: 12×16 Barn Shed Roof Plans
- PART 3: Double Shed Doors Plans
It”s that easy to build your own 12×16 shed – Video!
Building double doors and trims for a barn 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.
fit the 24″x28″ windows to the openings and secure them to the studs thoroughly. Fit the 1×4 trims around the windows.
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.
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.
I am looking for a loft to go with the 12×16 gambel shed. Is there one available?
I don’t have plans for that, but it is an extremely easy mod. Just fit 12′ 2×8 or 2×10 beams on top of the side wall plates. Secure the joists to the trusses and then attach 3/4″ plywood to create the floor of the loft.
It seems in this area (Seattle, Wa. ) the 3/4″ roof is a bit of overkill. Most roofs here are using 1/2 or 5/8″ osb for roof substrate. Is this design for heavy snowloads? We do not fecieve large amounts of snow here.
Yes, my design is for harsh weather areas. You can go with 1/2″ plywood if you don’t need the extra support.
what are all the 16d nails for? I also see 4d nails, but don’t see where they are used either.
16d nails are for wall framing (you can use 3 1/2″ screws instead of nails). 4-6d nails are for attaching the siding sheets.