8×12 Cheap Shed Doors and Trims Plans

This step by step diy project is about 8×12 cheap shed roof plans. This is PART 2 of the simple storage shed, where I show you how to build the double doors and how to fit the decorative trims. This gable shed is simple to build and it will be very handy for any homeowner. You can easily adjust the size and the design of the doors, to suit your needs. 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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8×12 Cheap Shed Doors and Trims Plans




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  • M – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 81 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 55″ long JAMBS
  • L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 2 pieces – 24″ long, 1 piece – 17″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 24″x80″ long DOOR
  • N – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 87 3/4″ long, 4 pieces – 88 3/4″ long RAMP

  • 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
  • door hinges and latch
  • 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ nails
  • wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
  • shed accessories

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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 a 8×12 shed doors

Door jambs - 8x12 Utility Shed Plans

Door jambs – 8×12 Utility Shed Plans

Fit 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Cut the components at the right dimensions and secure the jambs into place with 3 1/2″ screws. Align the edges flush.



Continue the project by assembling the double shed doors. Cut the frame components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions and lock them into place with 2″ screws and construction glue. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. Attach the T1-11 siding sheets with 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.

Fitting the double doors

Fitting the double doors

Fit the double doors to the opening and align everything with attention. Install a door stop and then secure them doors to the jambs with hinges. In addition, fit a latch so you can keep the doors locked and your possessions safe.

Fitting the corner trims

Fitting the corner trims

Attach the 1×4 trims to the corners of the shed. These trims are easy to install and they will enhance the look of your storage project. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint over the shed walls and trims to protect them from the elements. In addition, a few coats of paint will get you far in terms of overall look of the shed.

8x12 Cheap Shed Plans

8×12 Cheap Shed Plans

Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to frame the 8×12 garden shed. See PART 1. In addition, I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project.



This woodworking project was about 8×12 shed door plans free. 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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