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How to Build Double Shed Doors

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build double shed doors plans. The project features instructions for building double shed doors for the 12×16 barn shed. Check out PART 1 and 2 of the project to see how to frame the barn shed. See the rest of plans for more outdoor projects.

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. Read the local building codes before starting the project, as you might need a building permit. In addition, level the area and remove the vegetation layer. See all my Premium Plans HERE.



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How to build double shed doors




Cut & Shopping Lists

  • L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 79 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 67″ long JAMBS
  • M – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 30″x77″ long PANELS
  • N – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 70″ long, 4 pieces – 30″ long, 2 pieces – 23″ long DOOR TRIMS


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


 One day



Double barn shed doors plans



First of all, you need to attach the 2×4 door jams to the front of the barn shed. Use 2 1/2″ screws to lock the slats into place, after aligning the edges.

Fitting the door stop

Fitting the door stop

Next, attach a 2×2 door stop to the top of the opening, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the component and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the header.

Door panels

Door panels

Build the door panels from T1-11 siding. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.



Attach 2×4 trims to the door panel. Assemble the frame first and then attach the panel. Insert 1 5/8″ screws through the panel into the frame.

Fitting the doors

Fitting the doors

Fit the doors to the opening, as shown in the diagram. Lock the doors to the jams using hinges. In addition, install a latch to lock the doors together tightly.

12x16 Barn Shed Plans

12×16 Barn Shed Plans

Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-200 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

Top Tip: Check out the rest of the project, to learn how to frame of the shed, as well as the roof.



This woodworking project was about how to build double shed door 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.







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