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How to build an 8ft x 10ft Storage Shed

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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making a shed door

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.

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