This step by step diy project is about 12×16 shed roof plans. This is PART 3 of the sturdy 12×16 storage shed, where I show you how to build the double front doors and the side door. Make sure you check out the first and second part of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the shed, as well as the roof. You can easily adjust the size and the design of the doors, to suit your needs. 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, 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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12×16 Gable Shed with 2×6 Studs Door and Trims Plans
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- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 103″ long JAMBS
- O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″long, 2 pieces – 73″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 – 48″x80″ long 2xDOOR
- P – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 39″ long JAMBS
- R – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 32″ long, 2 pieces – 73″ long, 1 piece – 25″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 32″x80″ long DOOR
- S – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 96″ long, 4 pieces – 99″ long TRIMS
- 3 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 15 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10′
- 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 6′
- door hinges and latch
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- shed accessories
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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- PART 1: 12×16 Gable Shed with 2×6 Studs Plans
- PART 2: 12×16 Gable Shed with 2×6 Studs Roof Plans
- PART 3: 12×16 Gable Shed with 2×6 Studs Door and Trims Plans
Building double shed doors
The first step of the project is to build the door stop for the 12×16 shed. Cut the door stop from 2×2 lumber and secure it to the top header with 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes through the lumber before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Fit 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Cut the components at the right dimensions and secure the jambs into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Align the edges flush.
Continue the project by assembling the double shed doors. Cut the frame of the 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws and construction glue. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. Attach the T1-11 siding sheets with 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit the double shed doors to the opening and lock them to the jambs with hinges. In addition, install a latch to keep the doors shut.
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the side door opening.
Assemble the side door, using the same techniques described above.
Fit the door into place and use hinges to lock it to the jambs. Install a latch to keep the door locked.
Attach 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges and insert 8d nails to secure them into place.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front and back of the shed, as well. Align the edges with attention and then insert 8d nails to lock them into place tightly.
Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to frame the 12×16 garden shed and how to build the gable roof. See PART 1 and PART 2. In addition, I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project.
This woodworking project was about 12×16 double shed door plans free. 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.