5×8 Shed Doors Plans

This step by step diy project is about 5×8 shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the garden shed project, where I show you everything you want to know about framing the 6′ 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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5×8 Shed Doors Plans




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  • N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
  • O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 65 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x72 1/4″ long 2xDOOR
  • P – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 79 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 95″ long, 2 pieces – 80 1/2″ long TRIMS

  • 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 10′
  • 8 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

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

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 One day

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Building double doors for a 5×8 gable shed

Fitting the door jambs

Fitting the door jambs

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 3 1/2″ screws.



Build the door panels from T1-11 siding and the trims from 2×4 lumber. Assemble the door frame with pocket screws. Align the trims flush with the door panels and secure them together with glue and 1 5/8″ screws.

Fitting the double front doors

Fitting the double front doors

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.

5x8 Lean to shed side trims

5×8 Lean to shed side trims

Use 1×4 trims to the sides of the garden shed. Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts to the top of the trims. Use nails to lock the trims to the sides of the shed.

Fitting the front trims - 5x8 shed

Fitting the front trims – 5×8 shed

Fit the 1×4 trims to the front of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 3 1/2″ screws nails, every 8″.

Back wall trims - 5x8 Shed

Back wall trims – 5×8 Shed

Fit the 1×4 trims to the back of the lean to shed. Align the edges flush and insert 3 1/2″ nails to lock them into place tightly.

5x8 Lean to shed plans - front view

5×8 Lean to shed plans – front view

Attach the 1×4 trims to the garden 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.



This woodworking project was about 5×8 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.





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