This step by step diy project is about 16×24 gable shed door plans.This is PART 3 of the gable shed project, where I show you how to build the double doors for the shed and how to attach the decorative trims. Don;t forget to take a look over PART 1 and PART 2 of the project, for full instructions on how to build the 16×24 shed. 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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DIY Double Doors for a 16×24 Shed
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- L – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 82 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 39″ long TRIMS
- M – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 87 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 103″ long JAMB
- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 48″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x87 1/2″ long 2xDOOR
- O – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 4 pieces – 55″ long TRIMS
- 7 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 9 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- shed hinges
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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How to build double shed doors
First of all, you need to build the door jambs for the 16×24 shed. Fit the jambs around the door opening and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Align the edges flush before inserting the screws for a professional result.
Build the doors from the T1-11 siding panels that you have cut out in the previous steps. Build the trims for the double doors from 2×4 lumber. Lay the door panels on a level surface and then attach the trims into place tightly. Use glue and 2″ brad nails to lock the trims to the door panels. Align the edges flush and smooth them with attention.
Fit the double doors to the front opening and secure them into place with hinges. Moreover, you need to install a latch so you can lock the doors into place. Install handles so you can open and close the doors easily.
Fit the 1×4 trims around the small door. Use 1 1/4″ nails to secure the trims into place tightly. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the trims.
Fit the 1×4 trims around the windows. Align the edges with attention and insert 2″ brad nails so you can lock the trims into place tightly.
Fill the holes and dents with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components, so you can enhance the look of the shed. The paint will also protect the components from decay and water damage.
Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1 and PART 2 to learn how to build the frame for the shed, as well as how to frame the roof. This 16×24 shed requires a significant investment in terms of time and money, so make sure you prepare it appropriately. If you are looking for a different design, make sure you take a look over all my shed plans HERE.
This woodworking project was about 16×24 gable 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.