This step by step diy project is about 5×12 shed doors and trims plans. This is PART 3 of the 5×12 lean to storage shed project, where I show you how to build the front doors for the storage shed and how to fit the decorative trims. 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. 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 a few day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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5×12 Pent Shed Doors Plans
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- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 79″ long, 1 piece – 39″ long JAMBS
- O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 1 piece – 25″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 32″x79″ longDOOR
- P – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 75 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
- R – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 68 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 32″x75 1/4″ long 2xDOOR
- Q – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 83 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 85″ long, 4 pieces – 102 1/4″ long TRIMS
- 15 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10′
- 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws, 1 1/4″ screws
- 6d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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Building shed doors for a 5×12 lean to shed
Fit the 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly, every 8″ along the framing. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square.
Build the door panels from T1-11 siding you cut out in the previous steps and the trims from 2×4 lumber. Use 1 1/4 screws to lock the panels to the trims. Add glue to the joints and align the edges flush.
Fit the doors to the opening and align the edges flush. Attach hinges to lock the door to the jambs. Install a latch to lock the door tightly. This small door will allow you to enter and exit the shed, if you don’t have to move large items.
Fit 2×4 lumber around the door opening. Align the edges with attention and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure them to the framing, every 8″.
Build the door panels from T1-11 siding and the trims from 2×4 lumber. Use 1 1/4 screws to lock the panels to the trims. Add glue to the joints and align the edges flush.
Fit the doors to the opening and secure them into place with hinges. Install a latch, as well. This double doors will allow you an easy access inside, if you have to move large items. Moreover, you can build a shed ramp, if you want to store a lawn mower, for example.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 8d nails to lock the trims into place tightly. Make sure you use a miter saw to make the angle cuts to the top of the trims, so you can fit them into place tightly.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the opposite side of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 8d nails, to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front of the shed. Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts and then attach the trims to the front and to back of the shed with 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Last but not least, you need take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, so you can protect them from decay and so you can enhance the look of the shelter. 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.
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