How to measure, make and install a shed A horizontal framing member above the door/window opening.
These instructions on measuring, making and installing a shed door are suited to the Buildeazy free plan ‘How to build a 8’x10′ storage shed‘ but the same principles can be applied to many shed designs.
Info: The Trim size; The framed-in opening, slightly larger than the actual window/door, that replaces wall studs to support the structure and accommodate a window/door.
The rough opening fig.1a is the opening in a wall frame that allows for a door (or window).
The rough opening is trimmed (surrounded) by framing Any of the framing wood. which consists of Vertical framing member that is cut to fit between the bottom plate and the header. studs on the sides and A beam placed perpendicular to wall studs above doors, windows or other openings, to carry the weight of structural loads. Also called lintel. (Header; A beam placed perpendicular to wall studs above doors, windows or other openings to carry the weight of structural loads.) at the top.
The rough opening must be big enough to accommodate the door, the door The frame in which a door or window sits. The top and two sides of a door or window frame that contact the door or sash. A vertical member at the side of a window frame, or the horizontal member at the top of the window frame, as in head jamb. and a little bit to spare.
The jamb is the frame or The finish materials in a building, such as narrow boards applied around openings (window trim, door trim) and vertical corner battens. that surrounds the door.
Preparing, measuring, making and installing the shed door
Step 1. The jambs
To secure with nails or screws. 25mm (1″) thick A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide. (jamb) to the trimmer studs and header in the rough opening. Make the width of the board (jamb) equal to the thickness of the wall frame plus the thickness of the Plumb, upright. The outer covering of a building meant to shed water and protect from the effects of weather. boards, in this case about 125mm (5″) which will probably have to be ripped (cut lengthwise) from 150×25 (1×6) stock.
When the vertical board siding and jambs are in place, the The trim around a window or door. can be applied.
The casing is the exterior 100×25 (1×4) trim surrounding the door opening. It is fixed to the vertical board siding and the edge of the jamb. See fig.1b and fig.2.
Step 2. Measuring for the door
Measure horizontally (from side to side) between the two side jambs and deduct 12mm (1/2″).
That is the required door width. In this case 900mm (36″).
Measure from the head jamb (at the top) to the bottom of the siding boards and deduct 6mm (1/4″).
That is the required door height. In this case 2075mm (83″).
Note: In this particular design the bottom of the door finishes below the floor thus eliminating the need for a doorsill (threshold).
Step 3. Making the door
Go to ‘How to make a shed door’.
Step 4. Installing the door
Add the hinges to the Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. rails on the door and then ‘hang’ the door in place by fastening the loose ends of the hinges to the casing (trim) surrounding the door opening.
By fixing the hinges to the casing allows the door to be able to open 180°.
Step 5. Adding the A strip of wood or a small batten that is attached to the door jambs on both sides and on top of the door thus stopping or limiting draught and/or rain.
Fix 50×25 (1×2) Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees (door The part of the plywood wall panels that overlaps the door and window frame, and protrudes into the door or window area and covers any gaps between the door/window and the surrounding frame. It acts as a stop for the door and also stops the rain getting in.) to the jamb around the inside boundary. (sides and top) of the door to cover the gap between the door edge and the jamb.
Do not fix the door stop tight against the door on the hinged side. A little bit of play is needed to ensure the edge of the door does not bind against the door stop when the door is being opened or closed. See fig.2 and fig.3.
Step 6. Adding a A molding placed on the exterior top side of a door or window frame to cause water to drip beyond the outside of the frame.
A drip Cover is a horizontal piece of molding that is fixed above the door to deflect any water from running inside.
This can be shaped from 75×25 (1×3) stock and fixed to the casing directly above the door. See fig.3 and fig.4.