How to build a shed door

Mr. HowToSpecialist January 20, 2013 Comments Off
How to build a shed door

This step by step diy project is about how to build a shed door and about installing the trims. Building a shed door is easy, if the right techniques are used, but you also need to plan everything form the very beginning. Use at least three hinges and a door latch to fit the shed door to the jams properly. Work with great care and attention, in order to prevent costly mistakes.


 

There are several aspects you should take into when building a shed door or when installing the corner trims. First of all, you need to use quality materials, otherwise the shed door won’t have a nice appearance and won’t be durable. Build the door using the piece of plywood cut out in the previous steps of the project. Attach 1×4 trims to the door, in order to enhance the rigidity of the frame.

Align the components into place before locking them with screws. Always align the trims, as well as the door, before attaching them to the shed. Use a spirit level to check if the door is plumb and the top trims are horizontal. Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface with medium-grit sandpaper, if you want to get a professional result.

In order to build a shed door, you need to use the following:

Materials:

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 72 1/2″, 2 pieces – 45″, 1 piece – 38″ SHED DOOR
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 79 1/2″, 1 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 56″ DOOR JAMS
  • - 10 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 96″, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 90 1/4″ TRIMS
  • - 1/4″ plywood SOFFIT
  • - 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber- 36″, 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 44″ WINDOW TRIMS

Tools:

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

Tips:

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fit 1×6 trims to add character to your shed

Time:

  • One Day

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Building a shed door

Buidling a shed door

Buidling a shed door

 

Smart tip: Building a shed door is one of the last steps of this woodworking project. After you fit the door in the opening, you should install the trims, as well as the soffit, in order to enhance the look of your shed and to get a nice appearance.

 

How to build a shed door

Fitting the trims

Fitting the trims

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to install the corner trims, as well as the door supports. As you can see in the image, you need to cut the components from 1×4 lumber and to attach them to the exterior siding with 1 1/2″ finishing nails. Make sure the trims are flush with the components, before locking them into place with nails.

 

Shed door plans

Shed door plans

 

Building a shed door is not as difficult as it might seem at first glance. First of all, you need to use the piec of wood that was cut out from the exterior siding in the previous steps of the project. Attach 1×4 trims to the exterior edges of the siding, in order to reinforce the door. Use 1 1/4″ finishing nails to secure the trims to the plywood sheet.

 

Fitting the shed door

Fitting the shed door

 

Fit the door inside the opening and secure it to the jambs, on one side, using metal hinges. Check if the door opens properly and make the necessary adjustments, if necessary. Ina ddition, don’t forget to install a door latch.

 

Fitting the window trims

Fitting the window trims

 

Continue the project by fitting the shed windows inside the opening. Afterwards, install 1×4 trims around the windows, if you want to enhance the look of your shed. Make sure the corners are right-angled and work with great care, as to prevent costly mistakes.

 

Installing the soffit

Installing the soffit

 

One of the last steps of the project is to install the soffit. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to measure the overhang of the shed and to cut several pieces of 1/4″ plywood. Secure the plywood to the rafters with 1 1/4″ finishing nails, after aligning them at both ends.

 

How to install a shed door

How to install a shed door

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper.

Smart tip: Apply several coats of exterior paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of your shed.

 

 

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