12×16 Garden Shed Door and Trims Plans

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

Building a 12x16 shed

Building a 12×16 shed

 

Materials

  • 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

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

How to build shed doors

Side door

Side door

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.

Side door jambs

Side door jambs

Attach the 2×4 doors jambs around the door opening. Use 2 1/2″ screws and glue to secure the jambs into place tightly.

Fitting the side door

Fitting the side door

Fit the shed doors into the opening and lock it into place with hinges. Install the latch and the handles, as well.

Double doors

Double doors

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.

Double door jambs

Double door jambs

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.

Fitting the double doors

Fitting the double doors

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.

Side wall - trims

Side wall – trims

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.

Side wall with window - trims

Side wall with window – trims

Next, fit the window to the opening and attach the decorative trims, using the same techniques described above.

Front wall trims

Front wall trims

Fit the trims to the front of the shed. Use 2″ nails to secure them into place tightly.

Back wall - trims

Back wall – trims

Attach the decorative trims to the back of the shed, as well.

Free 12x16 shed plans

Free 12×16 shed plans

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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