This step by step woodworking project is about small garden shed door and trims plans. This is PART 3 of the 6×8 garden shed project, where I show you how to build the door and how to attach the trims to the shed. Check out the local building codes, so you comply with the legal requirements when selecting the location and when building 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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Small Garden Shed Door and Trim Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 79″ long, 1 piece – 39″ long JAMBS
- B – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36″long, 2 pieces – 43″ long WINDOW TRIMS
- C – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 72″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 1 piece – 25″ long, 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 32″x79″ long DOOR
- D – 3 pieces of 2×10 lumber – 16 1/2″ long STRINGERS
- E – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 35 1/2″ long SUPPORT
- F – 3 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 35 1/2″ long STEPS
- G – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 84″ long, 4 pieces – 66 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 96″ long, 1 piece – 91 3/4″ long, 1 piece 55″ long TRIMS
- 20 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- hinges & latch
- 6d nails
- 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
How to build a small shed door, stairs and trims
The first step of the project is to build the door jambs. Cut the components from 1×4 lumber and attach them around the door opening. Make sure the edges are flush and use 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
The next step is to build the door for the small garden shed. Use the panel that you have cut out in the previous step. Use 1×4 lumber for the door trims. Cut the trims at the right dimensions and then lay them over the door panel. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ nails to lock everything together tightly. Add glue to the joints for a proper bond between the trims and the door panels.
Fit the door to the opening and then lock it to the jambs with hinges. Install a latch so you can lock the door into place tightly. Install handles so you can open and close the door properly.
Fit 1×4 trims to the sides of the shed, as shown in the diagram. Cut the trims at the right dimensions at then secure them into place with 1 1/4″ brad nails.
Cut and fit the 1×4 trims to the front of the shed, as well. Align the edges flush for a professional result.
Fit the decorative trims to the back of the shed, using the techniques described above.
Fit 1×4 trims around the window, so you cover the joints and to enhance the look of the garden shed.
Build the stringers for the stairs from 2×10 lumber. Mark the cut lines on beams and then get the job done with a saw. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper.
Fit the stringers to the front of the garden shed and place them equally-spaced. Toenail the stringers to the floor joists of the shed.
Fit a 2×4 support to the front of the stringers. Toenail the stringers to the support, making sure you keep them equally spaced.
Fit the 2×6 steps to the stringers and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes. Countersink the head of the screws for a neat appearance.
This 6×8 shed has a neat design and it is the ideal choice, if you want to add storage space and charm to your backyard. You can even use this shed as a playhouse or a tiny house. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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