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How To Build Shed Doors

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Want to learn how to build your very own shed doors? If so, this guide has been written with you in mind. Specifically, I'm going to give you a general outline to follow which will allow you to build your own shed door from scratch.

The entire process can pretty much be divided into three general steps. These steps are making the doorway, building the door itself, and finally installing the door.

The doorway is actually made as you do the shed's framing. The success of your project will begin here. First you will need two jack studs and a header. The jack studs will serve as vertical supports while the header is for horizontal support. You will need to install the header first and then fit the jack studs in each side of the doorway entrance. Nail the studs straight to the wall base from the ground up, aiming for one nail for every foot.

The next step is to build the door itself. Remember that it's a good idea to start building it up from ground level. First make a frame to fit the doorway. You will be using two horizontal rails and two vertical slats. Lay these out in a rectangle. Then nail the pieces together. Make a siding that fits and attach it to the frame with glue and screws. Then attach the door facing. After that, put a trim or casing to cover the seams in the sheathing and corners.

Finally, you will be installing the door to the doorway. It can make your life much easier if you can get some help with the installation process. Have your assistant hold the door in the opening as you mark where you will be putting the hinges on the shed wall and the door. You will need at least three hinges. Fasten the hinges, hang the door, and you're done.

To summarize, this article has shown you a quick and simple process for being able to build your own shed doors. In particular, I've shown you how to make the doorway, how to build the actual door, and finally how to install the door with the help of a friend. Now that you've finished reading, you should have a better idea about how you can build and install your own shed doors.


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