This step by step woodworking project is about free 12×8 double shed doors plans. After assembling the shed frame and the gable roof, you need to take care of the last part of the project. Building the double doors is a straight forward process, so make sure you plan everything with attention and with great care. Take accurate measurements and double check them before making the cuts. Take a look over all my SHED PLANS, as well. 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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12×8 Shed Doors Plans
- L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 87 1/2″ long, 1 pieces – 79″ long JAMBS
- M – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x77 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 80 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long 2xDOOR
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- 10 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails, 6d nails
- shed 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 12×8 shed doors
The first step of the project is to build and attach the 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges flush and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the double doors from T1-11 siding and from 2×4 lumber. First, you need to assemble the door frame using pocket holes and 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention. Fit the panels to the door frames and secure them into place with 2″ brad nails.
Fit the doors to the door opening and secure them to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch so you can lock the door together properly. Moreover, install handles so you can open and close the doors easily.
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 sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint over the components to enhance the look of the shed and to protect it from the elements.
If you want to build the frame for this 12×8 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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