8×12 Shed Doors Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about free 8×12 shed doors plans. This is PART 3 of the garden shed project, where I show you how to build the double doors. In addition, I show you how to build and attach the trims around the windows and to the sides of the roof. You should know that you can fit soffit to the shed, as well as other decorative trims, if you want to make the shed unique. 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 Shed Doors Plans

Building a 8x12 garden shed

Building a 8×12 garden shed



  • K – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
  • L – 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 36″x80″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 73″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long 2xDOOR
  • M – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 165 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 43″ long TRIMS



  • One Day



Building the double doors for the 8×12 shed

Fitting the roof trims

Fitting the roof trims

The first step of the project is to attach the 1×6 trims to the sides of the shed. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to secure the trims into place tightly.

Fitting the door jambs

Fitting the door jambs

Attach the 1×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges flush and use 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Building the doors

Building the doors

Use T1-11 siding for the door panels. Make sure you use the panels that you have cut out from the front wall siding. Attach the 1×4 trims to the panels, making sure the edges are flush. Use glue and 1 1/2″ nails to secure the trims into place tightly.

Fitting the doors

Fitting the doors

Fit the double doors to the front opening. Attach hinges to lock the double doors to the jambs tightly. In addition, I recommend you to install a latch, so you can lock the doors tightly.

Window trims

Window trims

Fit the PVC windows to the side wall openings. In addition, you need to attach the 1×4 trims around the windows, so you can enhance the look of the garden shed.

DIY 8x12 Shed

DIY 8×12 Shed

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, you have to fill the holes with wood putty and to smooth the edges with sandpaper. Next, apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components, so you can protect them from the weather conditions. In addition, a nice color scheme for the shed will help you make it stand out.

8x12 Gable Shed Plans - Side view

8×12 Gable Shed Plans – Side 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 gable roof. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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