6×12 Shed Door and Trims Plans

This step by step diy project is about 6×12 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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6×12 Shed Door and Trims Plans




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  • K – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 83 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 138 1/4″ long, 2 pieces -67 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 84″ long, 2 pieces – 12 1/2″ long TRIMS
  • L – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x75 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 68 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long DOOR

  • 2 piece of 1×4 lumber – 12′
  • 20 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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How to build a small shed door

Side trims

Side trims

Fit the 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush and then insert 2″ nails to lock the trims into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the trims for a professional result.

Front trims

Front trims

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.



Use T1-11 siding for the door panels and 1×4 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.

Back wall - trims

Back wall – trims

Fit the trims to the back of the shed, as well. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to secure them into place tightly.

Fitting the door into place

Fitting the door into place

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.

6x12 Shed Plans

6×12 Shed Plans

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 6×12 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.




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