This step by step woodworking project is about free shed door plans. This is PART 3 of the large shed project, where I show you how to build the double and the single door. In addition, I show you how to enhance the look of the shed by attaching some simple trims around the window. 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.
Made from this plan
Building Shed Double Doors
- A – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 78″ long, 1 piece – 52″ long JAMBS
- B – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 45″x78″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 45″ long, 2 pieces – 71″long, 1 piece – 38″ long DOOR
- C – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 42 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long TRIMS
- D – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 86″ long, 1 piece – 79″ long JAMBS
- E – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x86″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″ long, 2 pieces – 86″long, 1 piece – 29″ long 2xDOOR
- 16 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- door hinges
- 1 5/8″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
- 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
Build Doors for a 12×20 shed
Attach the 1×4 jambs around the door opening. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws so you lock the jambs into place tightly.
Build the side door for the shed from T1-11 siding and 1×4 trims. Use the panel that have been cut from the siding placed around the opening. Fit the trims to the door panel and then lock it into place with 1 1/4″ brad nails and glue. Make sure you align the edges flush for a professional result.
Fit the door to the side opening and lock it into place with hinges. In addition, you need to install a latch and a handle so you can open it easily.
Fit the 1×4 trims around the window opening, so you enhance the look of the shed. Align the edges with attention and paint them before attaching them into place. Use 2″ brad nails to lock the trims into place.
Attach the 1×4 jambs around the large door opening placed on the front wall. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with nails or screws.
Build the double doors from T1-11 siding and 1×4 trims. Attach the trims to the panels and insert nails to lock them together tightly. Add glue to the joints for a proper bond.
Fit the double doors to the large opening and secure them into place with hinges. In addition, you need to attach a latch and a handle so you can open and close the doors properly. Moreover, you can easily install a roll up door or a garage door to the front door. In this manner, you can easily park an ATV or a bike inside the large shed.
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 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 gable roof for this large storage shed, you should check out PART 2 of the project. If you want to learn how to build the frame for the shed, check out PART 1 of the shed. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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