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Shed Doors and How to Build Them

Shed doors can either be pre-hung or custom built. All the methods below are for homemade shed doors and are simple designs using basic materials.

Building Double Shed Doors

Building double shed doors

Here's one of the easiest ways I use to build double shed doors. You can use this method while installing your shed siding. Build up to 6' wide doors using this technique.

Learn more here.

Another Shed Door Building Method

Another way to build shed doorsAnother Easy Method for Building Your Double Shed Doors

Use this method to build your shed doors if you are siding your walls before standing them up. This is a little more complicated then the method listed above. When I built sheds professionally this is the method I used because it allowed me to already have my doors built and have them ready on the job site.

Here's the construction guide for you.

Building Single Shed Doors

single shed doorsHow To Build a Single Shed Door

This method is really simple and can be used for building small or large single swing shed doors up to 3' wide.

Check out this construction guide for building a single shed door.

Adding a Roll Up Shed Door

A roll up shed doorAdding A Roll Up Shed Door

A roll up shed door can be one of the best types of doors to install on your shed.  You have to be careful though to frame your shed properly to accept this type of shed door. 

Here's more info on adding a roll up shed door.

Shed Door Hardware

hardware for shed doorsHardware For Your Shed Doors

Check out this shed door hardware like 'D' Handles, strap hinges, barrel bolts, and even where to get metal to protect the floor where you walk into your shed.

You can find them here along with other hardware for shed doors.

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Double shed doors 5 to 6 feet wide 
I want to build a 8x10 shed with the double doors on the 8ft wide front of the shed. How wide can the doors be on the 8ft wide front?

Making shed doors last in the rain. 
I have a lean to shed that sits on the ground. There is a cement pad underneath. The overhang of the roof is insufficient and the shed doors get wet, …

Building a Shed Door with 'z' frame  
I want a nice looking z frame exterior wood door that opens top and bottom with some nice black hardware- I have no idea on building the correct way..?? …

Material for Shed Doors 
What material should I make my shed doors out of? Right now I have T1-11 siding with 2x4 behind it for support but it's warped really bad.

Warping plywood shed doors 
I had a workman build a pair of shed doors to replace an ill-fitting garage door in my old barn installed by a previous owner. They look very nice, …

2x4s for the Shed Doors 
Hi John, Great article on the shed doors! Now for my dumb question... Do you use treated 2x4s for the doors or "regular" ones and paint 'em up good? …

Building out the door header Not rated yet
Robs Question: I'm building your 10X12 Saltbox shed and I don't understand why I have to build the header 1/2" thicker than the frame. Also, which …

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I built a lean to on my home and I cant figure out how to go about putting a door or doors on it. The opening is 4 feet and framed out of 2X4s. How …

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