This step by step diy project is about door and trims for 12×16 shed plans. This is PART 3 of the garden shed project, where I show you everything you want to know about framing the door and fitting the trims. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Remember that you need to select the site for the shed with attention and that you have to comply with a few legal regulations.
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
Doors and Trims for 12×16 Shed
- R – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long, 1 piece – 103″ long JAMBS
- S – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x84″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 48″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 2 pieces – 77″ long 2xDOOR
- T – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long, 1 piece – 35″ long JAMBS
- S – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 32″x84″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 32″ long, 1 piece – 25″ long, 2 pieces – 77″ long DOOR
- N – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 93 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 34″ long, 2 pieces – 35 1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 22″ long, 2 pieces – 73 1/2″ long TRIMS
Building double doors for a 12×16 shed
First of all, you need to build the door jambs. Cut the jambs from 2×4 lumber and attach them around the opening. Make sure the edges are flush, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the door panels from T1-11 siding and the trims from 2×4 lumber. Assemble the door frame with pocket screws. Align the trims flush with the door panels and secure them together with glue and 1 5/8″ screws.
Fit the double doors to the front opening and secure them to the jambs with hinges. Also install a latch to secure the front doors tightly together. Check of the doors open and close properly, before you continue the project.
Fit the 2×4 jambs to the side door opening.
Assemble the door using the same techniques described above.
Fit the door to the opening and install the hinges. Fit the latch, as well. Fit the side window and then install the decorative trims.
Fit the windows to the dormer and then attach the 1×4 trims, as shown in the plans. Use 6d nails to secure the trims into place.
Attach the 1×4 trims to the corners of the shed. Align the edges with attention and insert 6d nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on how to build a 12×16 shed with dormer shed. This shed is super easy to build and it is also beautiful, so you can add some charm to your garden. Make sure you check out all my woodworking plans HERE.
This woodworking project was about shed doors and trims 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.