This step by step woodworking project is about free double doors for a 12×16 shed. This is PART 3 of the project, where I show you how to build the double doors for the 12×16 shed. The double doors can be built easily, if you use the right techniques and tools. Remember that you need to read the local building codes before selecting the right location for the shed and before building the shed. 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.
Made from this plan
12×16 Shed Double Doors Plans
- O – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 79 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 67″ long JAMBS
- P – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 30″x77″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 30″ long, 2 pieces – 70″ long, 1 piece – 23″ long 2xDOOR
- R – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 43″ long TRIMS
- 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 piece of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 sding – 4’x8′
- 1 5/8″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- shed hinges & latch
- 6d nails
- 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
Building Double Shed Doors
Start the last part of the 12×16 lean to shed project by fitting the jambs around the door opening. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and attach them around the door opening, making sure the edges are flush. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws for a professional result.
Continue the project by making the double doors. Cut the door panels from T1-11 siding and then attach the 2×4 trims into place with glue. Insert 1 5/8″ screws through the siding into the trims.
Fit the doors to the opening. Attach hinges, a latch and handles so you can lock the doors into place tightly. Check if the doors open properly and make adjustments if necessarily.
Fit 1×4 trims around the window. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ brad nails to lock the trims into place tightly.
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 of paint and stain over the components
If you want to build the frame the 12×16 shed, you should check out PART 1 of the project. Check out PART 2 of the shed, where I show you how to build the lean to roof. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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