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How to build an 8'x10' Storage Shed

Author: Les Kenny
Page Contents
1: Introduction - disclaimer
2: About the measurements
3: Materials list
4: Plans - floor, roof and stud layout
5: Plans - front elevation and roof section
6: The floor and wall frames
7: Standing the frames and the roof beam
8:   The roof frame and the sheathing
9:   The roof trim and roof cover
10: The vertical boards and battens
11: Making the door  you are on this page
12: Installing the door
13: Nailing and fastening information
14: Glossary of terms
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16. Making the Door shed door installed

Note: Use these dimensions as a guide only. The exact door measurements should be taken when the jambs are fixed in place.
To obtain the door width, measure between the two side jambs and deduct 12mm (1/2"). This allows for a 6mm (1/4") gap each side.

You will need: Five 200mm x 25mm (1" x 8") boards 2075mm (83") long for the vertical door slats; Three 200mm x 25mm (1" x 8") boards 900mm (36") long for the horizontal door rails; 10 meters (33ft) of 75mm x 25mm (1" x 3") batten; 130 galvanized wood screws 45mm (1 3/4") long, and some exterior type wood glue.

Instructions: Lay the five 200mm x 25mm x2075mm (1" x 8" x 83") vertical door slats next to each other on a flat surface forming a rectangular panel. See fig.1. Cut down the two side slats (lengthwise) as necessary to achieve a door width of 900mm (36").
Glue and screw two 200mm x 25mm (1" x 8") horizontal boards (rails) to the vertical door slats, one at the top and one at the bottom. See fig.2.
The length of the screws should be slightly less than the thickness of the door. Refer to fig.2 for screw placement.

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Cut to length and glue and screw two 75mm x 25mm (1" x 3") battens to the slats at each side of the door. Screw in a zig-zag pattern as shown in fig.3.
Cut to length and glue and screw the middle horizontal rail in place between the two side vertical battens.
The height placement is just personal preference, although middle rails are usually placed within the top half of the door. See fig.4.
It is now just a matter of cutting to length, gluing and screwing the intermediate 75mm x 25mm (1" x 3") battens to the door slats covering all of the joins. See fig.5.