This step by step diy project is about 10×20 shed door plans.This is PART 3 of the gable shed project, where I show you how to build the double doors for the front wall, as well as the single door for the side wall. 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.
Projects made from these plans
DIY Shed Doors for a 10×20 Shed
- N – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 87 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
- O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 80 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 36″x87 1/2″ long 2xDOOR
- P – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 43″ long JAMBS
- R – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x80″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long DOOR
- Q – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 43″ long 2xWINDOW TRIMS
Building shed doors
The first step of the project is to attach the jambs to the double doors. Cut the jambs from 2×4 lumber and then attach them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes and insert the screws to lock them into place tightly.
Continue the project by assembling the double doors for the garden shed. Use T1-11 siding for the door panels and then attach the 2×4 trims to them. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are right angled. Leave no gaps between the trims and then lock them together tightly with 2″ brad nails. Add glue to the joints for a professional result.
Fit the double doors to the front of the garden shed. Use hinges to secure the doors to the jambs. In addition, install a latch to lock the double doors tightly. Fit handles to the doors, so you can open and close them easily.
Fit the 2×4 jambs to the side door. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws, so you can secure the jambs into place tightly.
Assemble the single door from T1-11 siding and from 2×4 trims. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws, so you can lock everything tightly. For this door, you should use the panel that you have cut out when installing the siding to the side wall.
Fit the door to the side wall of the garden shed. Align the edges flush and install the hinges, the latch and the handles, so you can lock the door into place tightly.
Fit 1×4 trims around the window opening and lock them into place with 2″ brad nails. Align the edges flush and insert the nails properly.
This shed is ideal for any backyard, if you need a compact shelter so you can store tools and enjoy a few hours doing your favorite hobbies. You can make adjustments to my design, so the shed suits your needs best.
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 double front doors. 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 10×20 gable shed 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.