This step by step diy woodworking project is about double shed doors plans. The project features instructions for building double doors for the 4×8 shed, as well as about fitting the trims. Make sure you check out Part 1 of the project, to learn how to build the frame of the shed. In addition, take a look over the rest of the outdoor plans.
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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Double Shed Doors Plans
- I – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 12″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x55 3/4″ long ROOF
- J – 50 sq ft of tar paper, 50 ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 99″ long, 2 pieces – 12 3/8″ long, 2 pieces – 60 3/8″ long, 1 piece – 97 1/2″ long ROOF TRIMS
- K – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 82″ long, 2 pieces – 58 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 85 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 59 1/2″ long SHED TRIMS
- L – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 74 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long DOOR JAMBS
- L – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 67 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long 2xDOOR
How to build double shed doors
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roofing. Attach the sheets to the rafters and align them at both ends. Use 1 5/8″ screws/nails to lock the sheets into place. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Use 1×6 lumber for the side trims of the roof. Cut the trims at 60 degrees. Use brad nails to lock the trims into place.
Fit the 1×6 trim to the front rafters, as shown in the diagram. Use brad nails to secure the trims into place.
Attach the 1×6 trim to the back of the lean to shed.
Fit the 1×4 vertical trims to the sides of the shed. Cut the top of the trims at 30 degrees. Use 1 5/8″ brad nails to lock the trims into place.
Fit the 1×4 vertical trims to the back of the shed.
Fit the 1×4 vertical trims to the front of the shed.
Next, you need to build the door jambs for the lean to shed.
Cover the roof of the shed with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. In addition, cut a 12″ piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under.
Build the door panels from the pieces that you have cut out in the previous steps. Next, attach 1×4 trims to the panels using 1 5/8″ nails, using the information from the diagram. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention.
Fit the doors to the opening and use hinges to secure the doors into place. Two hinges for the each door will do the trick. Install a latch to keep the doors locked.
Fill the gaps with putty and smooth the surface with sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint to protect the components from decay and to enhance the look of the project.
Top Tip: Check Part 1 of the project to see how to build the frame of the lean to shed.
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