This step by step diy project is about 12×6 gable shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the small storage shed project, where I show you how to frame the door and how to install the trims into place. 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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12×6 Gable Shed Doors – Free DIY Plans
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- M – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 77 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 55″ long JAMBS
- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 70 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 48″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x77 1/2″ long DOOR
- O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 77 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
- P – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 77 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x77 1/2″ long 2xDOOR
- L – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 84 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 67 3/4″ long TRIMS
- 16 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 10 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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How to build a shed doors
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the double door opening. Align the edges flush and then insert 2 1/2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the trims for a professional result.
Use T1-11 siding for the door panels and 2×4 lumber for the trims. Lay the panels on a level surface and then attach the trims. Leave no gaps between the components, drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the edges are flush, otherwise the doors won’t fit into place properly. Check if the corners are square.
Fit the double doors into place and align the edges with attention. Use hinges to secure the doors to the jambs and then install a latch to lock the doors together tightly. Check if the doors open and close properly and make adjustments if needed. Install a shed ramp if you want to have an easy access inside for lawn mowers, bikes and so on.
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges with attention and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the jambs into place tightly.
Use T1-11 siding for the door panels and 2×4 lumber for the trims. Lay the panels on a level surface and then attach the trims. Leave no gaps between the components, drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the edges are flush, otherwise the doors won’t fit into place properly.
Fit the door to the opening and align the edges flush. Use hinges to secure the door to the jambs. Afterwards, install a latch to lock the door into place tightly. Fit the handles to the door so you can open and close it easily.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front of the shed. Make angle cuts to the trims and then lock them into place with 2″ nails. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result. Fit the trims around the door opening, as well.
Make sure you attach the 1×4 trims to the front of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing, so you lock them into place tightly.
If you have’t looked over PART 1 yet, I recommend you to do it, as it will show everything you want to know about building the frame of the shed. In PART 2 of the project I show you how to frame the gable roof. This is a large shed that you can easily convert into a workshop.
This woodworking project was about 12×6 garden shed doors. 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.