8×12 Lean to Shed Double Door Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about free 8×12 shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the lean to shed project, where I show you how to build the double doors. 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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8×12 Lean to Shed Double Door Plans

Building a 8x12 lean to shed

Building a 8×12 lean to shed



  • M – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 79″ long JAMBS
  • N – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 36″x76 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 69 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long 2xDOOR



  • One Day



Building double doors for the 8×12 lean to shed

Fitting the jambs

Fitting the jambs

First of all, you need to attach the 2×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws.

Building the doors

Building the doors

Use T1-11 siding for the door panels and use 2×4 lumber for the trims. Align everything with attention and then use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the siding to the trims. Install the diagonal braces to the double doors.

Fitting the doors

Fitting the doors

Fit the double doors to the opening and align the edges flush. Use hinges to secure the doors into place tightly. Moreover,  you need to install a latch and a handle.

8x12 Lean to Shed Plans - Open doors

8×12 Lean to Shed Plans – Open doors

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper.

DIY 8x12 Lean to Shed

DIY 8×12 Lean to Shed

Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components, so you enhance the look of the shed and to make them weather resistant. You can also add 1×4 trims to the corners and to the four sides of the shed, if you want to add more appeal to it.

8x12 Lean to Shed Plans - Back view

8×12 Lean to Shed Plans – Back view

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 lean to roof. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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