8×12 Shed Double Doors

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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.



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8×12 Shed Double Doors




  • 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

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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.



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  1. For the front,we already had one foot on each side, leaving 6 feet for both doors, total 8 feet.
    Addition of the JAMBS would occupy another 3 inches, making a total of 8 feet + 3 inches.

    If I am not mistaken. I would have to make each door at least 36 1/4, to fit the opening.

    Otherwise the details were great and easy to follow.

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      What jambs? Do you want to install pre hung doors?

  2. Kenneth at - Reply

    Item “L” shows “JAMS” is made of 1 x 4 lumber; however, the first assembly drawings says: “Fit the 2×4 jams around the large door opening.” Are the jams the trim around the front door (on the outside of the door opening) and should they be 1×4 or 2×4?

    The doors are made of 2×4 laying flat and nailed to the panels. Are the 2×4 of the door attached to each other?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      JAMBS, first of all. And yes, they are the trims that go around the opening and make for the supports when installing the door hinges. The jambs must be 2x4s. For the door frame you can use either 1x4s or 2x4s. Yes, you need to assemble the door frame with pocket screws before attaching the door panel.

  3. Dalton at - Reply

    I’m looking to build this, but it looks as though there is a gap in the roof where the eaves are. As in the rafters overhang a bit and there is nothing covering the bottom side to prevent bugs, etc. from going in through the gap between the walls and the roof. An suggestions?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      Fit blockings between the rafters (drill pocket holes at both ends of the boards and secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws). For the soffit, you can use plywood or OSB.

  4. John at - Reply

    What factors determine the wall stud height of 78.5″? If you want the 8′ tall siding to cover from the bottom of the 2×6 floor joist to the top plate, wouldn’t that mean that you could use wall studs that are 85 1/4″ tall?

  5. don at - Reply

    my son and i just finished building this shed.followed plans.no problems.thank you.

  6. Pat at - Reply

    The material list calls for finishing nails and finishing screws. On what components are the finish fasteners used? Many Thanks!

    • Ovidiu at - Reply


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