This step by step diy project is about 12×24 shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the gable shed project, where I show you how to build the single and the double doors for the shed. The 3 ft wide doors are made from 2x4s (frame) and T1-11 siding (panel). 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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Fit the 8’x7′ garage door to the side of the shed. The roll up door is ideal for this type of shed because it will allow you an easy access inside the storage area, including with bikes or with ATVs.
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges flush, drill holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place.
Use 2×4 lumber for the door trims. Cut the boards as shown in the diagram and drill pocket holes at both ends of the vertical and middle components. Lay everything on a level surface and align the edges flush. Make sure the corners are square and insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the 2 frames.
Build the door panels from T1-11 siding. Lay the panels over the door frames and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Add glue to the joints.
Fit the doors into place and align everything with attention. Use hinges and install a latch to keep them locked.
Install the 36″x36″ window to the opening and then attach the 1×4 decorative trims around it. Use 2″ nails to secure the trims into place.
Last but not least, you have to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes and dents with wood putty. Smooth the surface with 120-200 git sandpaper, after a few hours. Apply a few coats of paint / stain. You should consider adding 1/4″ soffit under the overhangs, to seal the shed.
This 12×24 shed is an amazing addition to your backyard. You will create a lot of extra storage space and you will declutter your home from items you don’t need or not use. 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.
This woodworking project was about shed doors 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.