This step by step woodworking project is about free 12×16 garden shed double doors plans. This is PART 3 of the 12×16 garden shed project, where I show you how to build the double doors for this beautiful garden shed, as well as the single side door. In addition, I show you how to enhance the look of the shed by fitting a few trims. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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12×16 Garden Shed Door and Trims Plans
- M – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 84″ long, 1 piece – 39″ long, 1 piece – 103″ long JAMBS
- N – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 146 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 139 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 18 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 17 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 129 3/4″ long TRIMS
- O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 77″ long, 2 pieces – 48″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x84″ long 2xDOOR
- P – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 77″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 1 piece – 25″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 32″x84″ long DOOR
- 3 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 15 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 10′
- 11 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 16′
- 3 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 12′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 6d nails
- 2 brad nails, 1 1/5″ brad nails
- hinges & latch
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
How to build shed doors
Build the single side door for the shed. Cut the panels from T1-11 siding and then attach the 2×4 trims. Align the edges flush and use 1 1/4″ screws or nails to assemble the doors.
Attach the 2×4 doors jambs around the door opening. Use 2 1/2″ screws and glue to secure the jambs into place tightly.
Fit the shed doors into the opening and lock it into place with hinges. Install the latch and the handles, as well.
Build the double doors for front of the shed. Cut the panels from T1-11 siding and then attach the 2×4 trims. Align the edges flush and use 1 14/” screws or nails to assemble the doors.
Attach the 2×4 doors jambs around the double doors opening. Use 2 1/2″ screws and glue to secure the jambs into place tightly.
Fit the double doors to the front opening and secure it into place with hinges. Install a latch and handles so you can close and open the doors easily.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the plain side wall of the shed. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and then lock them into place with 2″ nails.
Next, fit the window to the opening and attach the decorative trims, using the same techniques described above.
Fit the trims to the front of the shed. Use 2″ nails to secure them into place tightly.
Attach the decorative trims to the back of the shed, as well.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats pf paint over the trims and over the siding to enhance the look of the shed and to protect the components from decay.
If you want to build the frame for this 12×16 garden shed, you should check out PART 1 of the project. Check out PART 2 of the project, if you want to learn how to build the gable roof for the shed. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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