8×12 Shed Double Doors

This step by step diy project is about 8×12 shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the gable shed project, where I show you how to build the single and the double doors for the shed. Make sure you read the local codes so you can comply with the legal requirements. 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 Shed Double Doors




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  • L – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
  • M – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 36″x80″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 73″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long 2xDOOR
  • – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 4 pieces – 43″ long TRIMS

  • 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
  • 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
  • 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
  • 4d nails, 6d nails
  • 2 brad nails, 1 1/5″ brad nails
  • hinges & latch
  • 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 double doors for a 8×12 shed



Fit the 2×4 jambs around the large door opening. Align the edges flush, drill holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.



Build the door panels from T1-11 siding (the panel that you have cut out in the previous steps). Use 2×4 lumber for the trims. Align the edges flush and use 2″ brad nails to assemble the door.

Fitting the double doors

Fitting the double doors

Fit the double doors to the opening and lock them to the jambs with hinges. Moreover, install a latch and handles, so you can open and close the doors easily.

Side window - Trims

Side window – Trims

Fit the 1×4 trims around the windows. Align the edges with attention and then lock them into place with 2″ brad nails.

8x12 Shed Plans - Back view

8×12 Shed Plans – Back view

This 8×12 shed is an amazing addition to your backyard. You will create a lot of extra storage space and you will declutter your home from items you don’t need or not use. 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.



This woodworking project was about shed doors 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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