42 Handpicked Shed Door Ideas For Your Next Project
NOW THAT YOU have decided on the perfect shed design,
Figured out what materials you are going to use,
There is one very important step left.
You can't have a shed without at least one door that can be used to keep everything you own inside and at the same time keep the weather and would-be thieves on the outside.
You can buy pre-hung shed doors or build your own from scratch. Here are a few great shed ideas I came across when building my shed.
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1. His and Hers
Bet You Never Thought of This
If you and your significant other plan to use the same shed, why not install a matching pair of his and hers shed doors.
Great shed door ideas like this come from the strangest places, but may be just what you are looking for!
2. Red and White
Bold, Bright and Beautiful
You can actually use any color you want on this barn style split door design. Imagine the amount of fresh air you will get from having the top half open while keeping out the critters and kids with the bottom half securely closed.
3. Elegant House Door
Add a Touch of Class to Your Shed
Now that you have gone to the effort of building a truly elegant shed that looks very much like an extension of your house, why not add a pre-hung shed door that is just as elegant as your house.
Not only will this type of door add a nice finishing touch, it is a great way to keep your shed securely locked when you are not in it.
4. Dwarf Like Door
Short but Very Strong
If you go to the effort of building your shed from a range of natural materials to help it blend into your garden, why not go all the way.
This unique style of door can be built in panels, made from scrap lumber, tree branches, or anything else that helps it blend into the scenery.
5. Light Blue Garden Shed Door
Simple Do-It-Yourself Door Complete with a Window
Simple, cute, and functional, this shed door can be painted to match or complement the color of your shed.
The built in window adds extra light that can be very useful for when you are working on your next big project and let you see who’s knocking before you let them in.
6. White Customized
Old Fashioned but Still Very Functional
This is one of the simplest do-it-yourself door designs in the world. The who door can be put together in less than an hour.
You can install a hasp for a padlock or a deadbolt if you need the extra security, and best of all this type of door will last practically forever.
7. Vinyl Door
Matches that Expensive Siding You Decided to Use
So you went to the trouble and expense of adding vinyl siding to your shed. This is a great way to match your shed to your home and protect it from the weather.
The only thing left is to install long lasting vinyl doors that match your siding to complete the truly professional look and ensure your shed stays secure for many years.
8. Artwork Design
Far From the Ordinary
No one ever said your shed door had to be plain and boring. Why not take a little extra time and get creative?
All it takes is a little bit of artistic license, a few paints, a brush, and a voila you have a unique shed door that is sure to impress as well as look fantastic in your backyard.
9. Warp Wooden
Large, Effective and Very Secure
These large warp wooden doors are perfect for your large garden equipment shed. If you build them out of 2 x 6-inch lumber and use strong metal hinges, no one will ever be able to break in and run off with your tractor.
10. Different Design and Style
When You Have More Than One Shed
If you are going to build more than one shed for your backyard, it only stands to reason that you need more than one shed door idea.
Variety, after all, is the spice of life, you can even choose different shed door ideas to suit individual needs for each of your sheds.
11. Two Way Entry Vinyl
Why Settle for One Door When You Can Have Two?
No one ever said you were limited to a single door on your shed. Why not install two vinyl doors instead of one.
This way you have plenty of room to get in and out of your shed. Choosing vinyl doors ensures they will provide outstanding weather protection and last for many years to come.
12. Wooden Door
When You Are Set on a Complete Do-It-Yourself Shed
Since you have gone to the trouble of building your wooden garden shed from scratch, why not go all the way.
Most wooden shed plans include instructions for building your own doors as well. Not only will this save you money, but hand-built wooden doors look awesome.
13. Black Door
I See a Red Door and I Want to Paint it Black
If you are going paint your shed or cover it in siding, why not have a shed door that is painted a complementary color.
Not only does black go with just about any color, it also hides a lot of the scuffs and marks that tend to show up on shed doors as you move things in and out.
14. Two Way Big Shed Door
Double the Pleasure
When you plan to use your shed to store large items such as a small garden tractor or motorcycle, you need shed doors that are big enough to let you drive in and out without having to worry about hitting them.
If you add a second set of doors on an end or side, you can turn your shed into a drive through that makes things even easier.
15. Wood and Glass
Let the Sun Shine In
If you are building a shed that is more a quiet place to relax and get away from it all, you need plenty of light and ventilation.
These wood and glass doors will let the light in on any day and can be opened for plenty of fresh air on a warm summer day.
Perfect for Your Pet Giraffe
Ok, so no one really keeps a pet giraffe at home, but these super tall doors are perfect for anyone who used their shed to store really tall stuff safely out of the weather. The split design lets you open the top half for fresh air and light.
17. Sliding Wooden Shed Door
Slip Sliding Away
What do you do when you have the perfect spot for your garden shed but don't have room for a standard swinging door? The answer is much simpler than you might think.
Instead of hinged doors, why not add a sliding door? Not only does this type of door not require any extra space, it lets you maximize what space you do have to work with.
18. Classic Two Way Entry
Perfect for Use with Wooden Sheds
Double doors mean double the entry space. These classic style two-way entry doors can be hung to open in or out or if you want the most from them, you can use double hung hinges that let the doors swing both ways.
Add in a couple of windows and you can't go wrong.
19. Rock Shed Wooden Door
You Can't Have Rock Doors
While you can't go wrong with a good solid rock walled shed, there is no way to build a shed door from the same rocks you used on the walls.
Adding a simple easy to build wooden door is the perfect way to add a classic finishing touch to your shed.
20. Red Door
Classic Good Looks with Plenty of Color
Red is a classic color when it comes to barns and of course sheds.
This shed door is a standard design complete with window that can be purchased at virtually any discount lumber warehouse store for a very affordable price.
It will add great looks to your shed and let the sun shine in to light up your workspace.
21. Traditional Metal Shed
Small, Strong and Secure
Most metal shed kits come with a metal door that is ready to hang. You can also build your own metal door if you are putting your shed together from a set of plans.
Metal doors offer extra security and can help keep out bad weather and any number of pests and rodents.
22. Old Metal
Scrap Metal Doors that Will Last a Lifetime
You might be surprised if you look around at your local metal scrappers at how many old metal doors happen to be available.
Why not repurpose one and use it to secure your shed. You can use a metal door like this on just about any kind of shed and expect it to last virtually forever.
23. Metal and Wood
Why Not Have the Best of Both Worlds
Depending on the shed you have in mind, you may find a shed door built from a combination of wood and metal looks the best.
Not only this, but the right design can leave you with a door that is virtually burglar-proof, weatherproof, and pest proof. On top of this, you have a shed door that looks absolutely amazing.
24. Screen Door
Keeping the Pests Away
When you live in an area where it literally never rains, you really don’t need a big heavy door on your shed.
This simple screen door will help to keep the bugs and rodents at bay while allowing plenty of fresh air in. This type of door is the perfect solution for a shed you plan to store wood, hay, or garden implements in.
25. Improvised Metal
Scrap Metal Doors are Cost effective
No one ever said you have to use new materials to build the door for your shed. In fact, if you have any scrap metal laying around, you can always use it to throw together a makeshift door that will keep your shed secure for a fraction of the cost of buying a new one.
26. Home Wooden Shed Door
Do-It-Yourself Creativity at its Best
If you are going to go to the trouble of building your garden shed from scratch, why not go the extra mile and build a nice wooden door to go with it.
Shed door designs like this one take no more than a few pieces of lumber and a handful of nails or screws to build and the best part is you can customize the size to meet your needs.
27. Gray and White
Simple Yet Effective Shed Door Design
Here again we see a simple wooden door with a window that you can throw together while you are building your shed.
Your shed door doesn't need to be fancy, it just needs to be functional and have the ability to be locked when you are not in and out of your shed.
Fabric is an Ideal Choice for a Greenhouse
While a greenhouse is not strictly a shed, you build one using the same principles.
By adding a fabric door either in a frame of its own or by attaching it using Velcro, your door will allow plenty of fresh air for your plants while keeping bugs and other pests out.
29. Forest Wooden Red
Use Your Favorite Color
If you are planning to build a rustic looking shed, you get to customize it from top to bottom to meet your needs and tastes.
Why not go ahead and add a solid wooden door and then paint it red or any other color to suit the location and your personal desires?
30. Downhill Wooden Door
Build It Your Way
If you plan to use a wide range of materials to build your shed, it leaves your choice of doors wide open. However, no matter what materials you plan to use when building your shed, wooden doors will always fit in and work well.
31. Double Entry Vinyl
Double Up on Your Available Door Space
Try building room for a pair of vinyl doors into your shed. Not only will these pre-hung doors last a lifetime, but the extra width of the opening is sure to make it easier for you to get just about anything in or out of your shed.
32. Big Express
Design these Doors Your Way
With this type of door, they look similar to those seen at old railway stations, the sky's the limit with regard to design.
You can make them hinged or sliding and as big or small as you need. Since they are made from wood, they are easy to build and fully customizable.
Let Your Artistic Soul Speak
Instead of sticking to the tried and true methods, let your artistic soul speak to you. Choose from a wide range of materials, use only one or mix and match several together.
You might be surprised at what you can come up with and your garden shed doors are sure to be unique.
34. Beach Shed
Wood is the Answer to Most Shed Door Needs
This simple beach style shed with its palm-leaf roof is made completely from wood. Here is yet another perfect example of the perfect place to build a wooden door to meet your needs.
You can add a deadbolt, locking handset, or hasp and padlock to keep everything secure.
35. Colorful Doors
Color Makes the World Smile
Your shed should never be something anyone would consider an eyesore. The more color you use, the more fun your shed will be to look at.
Even if the walls are plain there is no reason why you can't paint the doors in virtually any color that puts a smile on your face.
36. Church Like Door
This Chapel Inspired Door is Sure to Turn a Few Heads
This chapel style door was inspired by countless thousands of chapel doors around the world. The curved peaked top of the door has a certain rustic charm and at the same time gives you room to move taller things into your shed.
37. Classic Wooden Gray
Plain and Simple, One of the Basic Shed Door Designs
When all you plan to use your garden shed for is storing a few garden tools and possibly starting your spring crops, all you need is a plain simple door.
This one features a large window in the door as well as one on each side of it to provide plenty of light inside.
38. Big Warp Wooden
Large Wooden Doors Have a Lot to Offer
Building a large wooden door like this one should only add an hour or two to the total construction time of your shed, but they have a lot to offer in terms of accessibility.
Made from inexpensive lumber, a few screws and a pair of hinges, all you have to do is add the locking mechanism of your choice and you are all set.
39. Big Yellow
Yes, Size Does Make a Difference
When you paint the walls of your shed a bright expressive color, shouldn't your shed door have the same eye-catching appeal? For example, if you decide to paint your shed bright red, a brilliant yellow door like this one would be the perfect complement.
Build Your Own Door to Suit
In this image we are looking at a Tudor style shed. A shed like this one needs a good custom Tudor style door to go with it.
As you look at the different shed door designs think seriously about which of them are not only going to be functional, but also which of them are going to best complement your shed design.
41. Colored Two Way
Shed Doors with a Split Personality
Try using a variety of colors in your shed door or doors. These two-way doors are the perfect design for playing with color.
You can paint the frames one color and the panels something completely different. Try playing around with different colors until you find the perfect combination.
42. Blue Door
No One Knows What Goes On Behind the Blue Door
That is, except for you. This solid wood plank door painted all in blue is the perfect complement to any rustic wood shed.
Since it doesn't have a window that someone can peek through, it makes the perfect choice if your shed is supposed to be your quiet get away from it all place to hide out from the rest of the world.
Before I Close the Door
Before I close the virtual door, I hope that you have enjoyed these pictures of various garden shed door ideas and that they have helped you find the perfect design for your shed.
I have to admit I pored over hundreds of images before finding the right one for my last shed project. Most of these are simple to build yourself or are readily available in your local discount hardware superstore.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the pictures of these very cool shed door ideas as much as I have enjoyed collecting them and that they have inspired you to go the extra mile in choosing the perfect shed door.
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