This step by step woodworking project is about free 16×16 shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the lean to shed project, where I show you how to build the double doors and attach the trims to the gable shed. Make sure you adjust the size and the shape of the shed, if you want to add value to the shed. Don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the parts of the project, so you can learn how to build the roof and the frame of 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.
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16×16 Shed Door Plans
- L – 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 132″ long, 2 pieces – 215 1/4″ long TRIMS
- M – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 87 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
- N – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 1 piece – 80 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x87 1/2″ long DOORS
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 12′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 10′
- 10 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 10′
- 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
How to build double doors for the shed
The first step of the project is to build the trims for the front and back of the gable shed. Make 30 degree cuts to both ends of the trims and smooth them with sandpaper.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the front and back of the gable shed. Align edges flush and insert 2 brad nails to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 1×8 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to secure them into place tightly.
You could fit asphalt shingles to protect the shed, as it is a straight forward solution. Therefore, install roofing felt over the roofing sheets, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under. Place a starting course at the bottom of the roof, before installing the asphalt shingles. Always read the manufacturing instructions before starting the installation, as there are several aspects that differ.
Smart Tip: The first course should star with a 3 tab shingle, the second course with a 2 1/2 tab , the third course with a 2 tab, the forth course with a 1 1/2 tab, the fifth course with a 1 tab, the sixth course with a 1/2 tab. Repeat the process from the beginning, starting with the seventh course. Don’t forget that the shingles should overhang from the drip edge about a 1/4″. In addition, secure the asphalt shingles to the roof decking with tacks.
Fit 2×4 trims to the front of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the jambs into place tightly.
Use T-11 siding for the door panels. In order to save money, you need to use the siding that you have cut out in the previous steps. Use glue and 1 1/4″ nails/screws to secure the panels to the trims.
Fit the doors to the opening and secure them to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch and handles to lock the doors into place. Check if the doors open and close properly before continuing the project.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front, back and sides of the shed. Cut the trims at the right size and shapes and then lock them into place with 2″ brad nails.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches, fill the holes and dents with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the shed and to protect them from decay.
If you want to build the frame for this storage shed, you should check out PART 1 of the project. Make sure you take a look over PART 2 of the shed, to see how to build the gable roof. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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