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How to install a Window or Service Door in Your Shed

How to install a Window or Service Door in Your Shed

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How to install a Window or Service Door in Your Shed

How to install a Window or Service Door in Your Shed

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Window Framing

Window-Framing

Build a shed window may sound like a tricky task. But a timber window frame is designed to support the weight placed on the wall by using studs to transfer the load. To add window to existing shed, at the top, cripple studs carry the load from the top plate down to the header. Along the sides of the frame window existing, king, and jack studs support the header and transfer the load to the floor. At the bottom of the shed wall opening, two boards are nailed together to form a sill, supported by the cripple studs. Although the sill doesn’t support any weight, it does anchor the bottom of the window in place.

Diagram illustrating parts of a Wall Panel prepped for a window.

1. Cripple
2. Window Header
3. Top Plate / Upper Wall Plate
4. Window Sill
5. Stud
6. Sill Plate / Sole Plate / Bottom Plate
7. King Stud
8. Jack or Trim stud

Disclaimer: This diagram is for informational purposes only. Check local building codes to ensure compliance when you decided to add window to shed.

Please refer to the following links for more details and best practices.

 

Online Resources:

Conventional Window Framing Tips
Add Window to Shed – Instructables
How to Add a Window to Your Shed | DoItYourself.com
How to Install Garden-Shed Windows and Doors
How to Install a Window in an Existing Garden Shed | eHow
How to Frame for a Window in an Existing Shed
Adding Windows and Doors to Your Wooden Backyard Shed
How to Build a Frame for a New Window
Framing the Window Opening – How to Install New Windows
Wall Framing for a Window | HomeTips

 

Video Resources

Framing a window
Different Ways To Frame A Window
Cutting your doors and windows the easy way!
How To Build And Install A Shed Window
How to make a window for a shed or workshop

Door Framing

Door-Framing
The most important part of framing a door opening is getting the dimensions right. Both the height and width must be framed larger than the door itself. For a typical pre-hung door, add 5.1 cm to the width and 6.4 cm to the height. This allows enough room for the door jamb, leaving 1.3 cm to shim the opening in order for the door unit to be to plumb and level.

Disclaimer: This diagram is for informational purposes only. Check local building codes to ensure compliance.

Please refer to the following links for additional details and best practices.

 

Online Resources

Frame a door rough opening – Fine Homebuilding
Framing for a New Exterior Door
How to Install a Pre-Hung Exterior Door
How to Replace an Exterior Door
How to Frame an Exterior Door Opening
How to Install an Exterior Door: 14 Steps (with Pictures)
Framing Rough Openings for Prehung Doors
Installing Exterior Doors
Framing A Door | Ask The Builder
How to Frame an Exterior Door | eHow

 

Video Resources

Simple Steps for Window- and Door-Framing Layout
How to Install Garden-Shed Windows and Doors
How To Frame A Door Opening
How To Build A Wall With A Door Opening
Framing a Door

Garden Buildings Direct Resources
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