This step by step diy woodworking project is about 8×12 gambrel shed door plans. This is PART 3 of the barn shed, where I show you how to build the small front door. This shed is easy to build and it can accommodate a lawn mower and a few garden tools, as well as boxes. Remember that you need to read the local building codes before starting the construction, so you comply with the legal requirements. See my other shed plans 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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8×12 Gambrel Shed Door Plans
- L – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 74″ long, 1 piece – 55″ long JAMBS
- M – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 67″ long, 1 piece – 41″ long, 2 pieces – 48″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 48″x75 3/4″ long DOOR
- N – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 66″ long TRIMS
- 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 6′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails, 16d nails, 6d nails
- shed hinges and 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 Week
How to build a 8×12 shed door
The first step of the project is to build the jambs for the front door. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and then lock them into place with 3 1/2″ screws. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square.
Build the door from from 2×4 lumber, using pocket holes and 2 1/2″ screws. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square. Add glue to the joints and make sure the edges are aligned. Attach the T1-11 siding sheet to the frame with 1 5/8″ screws.
Fit the door to the opening and then secure it to the jambs with hinges. Make sure the door opens and closes easily and then install a latch.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges and insert 2″ nails to lock them to the framing, every 8″.
Fit the 1×4 trims to the front and back of the shed, as shown in the diagram.
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 or stain over the components, to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the shed. Don’t forget to take a look over PART 1 and PART 2 of the project so you learn how to build the roof and the front door for the storage shed. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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