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step 4Gambrel storage shed front wall and door

[material/cut list] [step 1 Foundation] [step2 Sidewalls] [step 3 Roof frame] [step 4 Front wall and door] [Step 5 Back wall and roof decking] [step 6 Trim] [step 7 Shingles and paint]


Material for 8x8 gambrel storage shed front wall and door

  • 2- 2x4 x 74"- Jambs

  • 4- 2x4 x74"- Uprights

  • 4- 2x4 x 16 3/4"- Stiles

  • 2- 2x6 x 16 3/4"- Base

  • 16- Corner Blocks

  • 2 Pair- 4" Butt Hinges

  • 1- 2x4 x 57"- Lintel

  • 1- 2x4 x 48"- Header

  • 1- 4" Hasp

  • 2- 5/8" T1-11 exterior siding 4x8


material for the door fame





Cut all your material for the door fame.


base and stiles to the uprights

Lay out the door frame parts on a work table, nail the base and stiles to the uprights, this is temporary, when the siding is nailed to the door frame it will get it’s strength.

Screw the 4 inch butt hinges to the uprights

Screw the 4 inch butt hinges to the uprights. Then screw it to the jamb. I used c clamps to hold the jambs in place. The jamb should stick out 1/4 inch on top past the upright to allow the door to swing freely.


The siding has a male and a female edge. The female siding edge will be flush with the door frame upright. The male edge will stick out past the door frame upright. When the door is closed, the female edge will close over the male edge.


shed door

Nail through the back of the siding and into all the door parts.


With a straight edge draw a line between the door jamb and door frame upright. Draw another line on top of the door frame stile. With a skill saw cut along the line, do not cut out completely, leave about three 4" sections to keep the door from swinging open and keep it square.



Nail a temporary 2x4 on the bottom, so the siding can sit on while you nail it.

Nail a temporary 2x4 on the bottom, so the siding can sit on while you nail it. Nail the front wall to the side wall frame, push the side wall in or out to square it. Nail it to the roof rafters, and nail the bottom.


inside of shed

Once you nail both sides go inside and finish cutting the uncut sections, with a hand saw. Nail the header on top, cut to length and notch it around the rafters. Let the header hang down 1/2 inch below the top of the door, this will serve as a door stop. Cut to length 2 2x4 for the sides of the door. Go outside and nail through the door jambs and into the studs you installed. Remove the temporary 2x4 on the bottom, and the door should swing freely. Install the lintel on top of the door. Next step will be the back wall and roof decking.


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