This step by step diy project is about 8×8 gambrel shed doors and trims plans. This is PART 3 of the 8×8 gambrel storage shed project, where I show you how to build the double doors for the storage shed and how to fit the decorative trims. 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. 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 a few day.
Projects made from these plans
8×8 Gambrel Shed Doors Plans
- M – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
- N – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 66 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x73 1/2″ long 2xDOOR
- O – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 82″ long, 4 pieces – 90 1/4″ long, 3 pieces – 94″ long, 2 pieces – 6 1/2″ long TRIMS
Building shed doors
First of all, you need to attach the 2×4 jambs around the opening. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Build the door panels from T1-11 siding and the trims from 2×4 lumber. Use 1 5/8 screws to lock the panels to the trims. Add glue to the joints and align the edges flush. The door panels are the pieces you have cut out when installing the sheets to the front wall.
Fit the double doors to the front opening. Align the edges with attention and use hinges to lock the doors to the jambs. Install a latch to lock the doors into place tightly.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Fit 1×4 trims to the back of the shed, using the same techniques described above.
Fit the trims to the front of the shed, as well.
Last but not least, you need take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, so you can protect them from decay and so you can enhance the look of the shelter. 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.