This step by step diy project is about shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the 8×16 garden shed project, where I show you how to build the doors and attach the trims. This shed design features double doors on one side and a single door on the other side. Moreover, I have designed shed with many sizes so check them out, as well. 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.
Projects made from these plans
Shed Doors Plans
Cut & Shopping Lists
- L – 250 sq ft of tar paper, 250 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 79 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 43″ long JAMBS
- N – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 79 1/2″ long, 1 piece -79″ long JAMBS
- O – 1 piece of 5/8″ T1-11 siding – 36″x79 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 72 1/20″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 2 pieces – 45″ long 2xDOOR
- P – 1 piece of 5/8″ T1-11 siding – 36″x79 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 72 1/20″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long DOOR
- 23 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10′
- 250 sq ft of tar paper, 250 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- shed hinges
- 8d nails, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
Building shed doors
The first step of the project is to build the small door for the gable shed. As you can seen in the diagram, you need to use the panel that you have cut out from the panel. Use 1×4 lumber for the trims. Use glue and 1 1/2″ screws to lock the trims to the door panel.
Fit the 1×4 door jambs around the opening, as shown in the plans. Align the edges with great care and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit the door into place and secure it to the jambs with hinges. In addition, you need to install a latch, so you can lock the door tightly.
Attach 1×4 trims to around the large opening, as well. Use 2 1/2″ screws to secure the jambs into place tightly, making sure they are flush with the opening.
Build the double doors using the information from the diagram and using the same techniques described above.
Fit the double doors to the shed and lock them into place with hinges. In addition, use a latch so you can secure the doors into place tightly.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front and to the sides of the shed. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place properly. The trims will add character to the shed and it will make it stand out.
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 large piece for the top ridge. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under. Read the instructions labeled on the asphalt shingle packs before installing them into place tightly. Start with the bottom left side of the roof and install them all the way to the top.
Make sure you also add the window to the shed, so you can seal the construction.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let it dry out before smoothing the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the shed.
Seen from one side, the storage shed has a neat appearance.
Make sure you check out the rest of the project, so you learn how to frame the roof and the frame of shed. In addition, I have lots of other shed projects on the site so I recommend you to browse through all alternatives before starting the building project.
This woodworking project was about 8×16 shed door 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.