Doors for Goat Shed

So you’ve built the goat house, built the gates more than likely, and now you want to close up the rest of the goat house to keep the goats warm but allow you to let them out to the back pasture! I’ve gotcha covered with the tutorial for the doors for goat shed! Also, make sure and check out the Stall Dividers for the Goat Shed as well if you want two stalls in your goat shed!

DIY Goat House back view with small doors and large gate to the left - doors for goat house

We’ll get right to it!

back side of goat shed showing back doors for goat shed

Here are the printable plans for this post and the others:

Gathering the Supplies for the Doors for Goat Shed

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Materials to build the doors for goat shed:

Small Back Doors:

Large Back Door:

Barn Door:

DIY Barn Door Hardware – How to

Cut List for the doors for goat shed:

Small doors: (there are 2 small back doors but the cut list is for one – you will double this to make both)

  • 2 – 1×3 fence pickets (1×6 fence picket ripped in half) @ 33″
  • 2 – 1×3 fence picket @ 14 7/8″
  • 6 – 1×6 fence pickets @ 19 7/8″

Large door/gate:

  • 2 – 1×4 fence pickets @ 44″
  • 2 – 1×4 fence pickets @ 34 3/8″
  • 1 – 1×4 fence pickets @ 37″
  • 8 – 1×6 fence pickets @ 41 3/8″

Barn Door:

  • 1 – 2×3 (2×6 ripped in half) @ 28″
  • 2 – 2×3 @ 65″
  • 3 – 2×3 @ 23″

Building the Doors for the Goat Shed

Small Doors for Goat Shed

To build the small doors for the goat house, start by ripping down one of the 1×6 fence pickets directly in half, this will build the frame of the doors. You will need to build two doors but I will only show building one door, repeat the process to make the second door!

The frame is pocket holed together with holes drilled at 5/8″ depth into the 14 7/8″ boards. Using wood glue and 1″ screws to attach.

frame for small back doors of goat shed

Once the frame is built, you will just add the 1×6 fence pickets to it, glue them, and screw them straight into the frame!

building the small back doors of the goat shed
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This picture above is from my chicken coop build, but it is built the exact same way as the goat shed doors!

Once all the fence pickets are on attached to the frame, the small door is built and ready to hang!

Large Back Door for Goat Shed

Once you have your two small back doors in place, you can choose whether or not to add this back gate/door. I like to have it because when I am milking it is really nice for the other goats to not be able to bother us, and when we have really cold weather, it is another stall to utilize in a pinch! You can always prop it open if you don’t want to use it, but in a quick need, it is ready!

The large back door is built the same way as the small ones, build the frame, this time the frame is built out of 1×4 fence pickets, but the pocket holes are still drilled at 5/8″ depth. Wood glue and 1″ screws are used to attach the frame boards together!

Large back door of the goat house
goat shed large back door

Now add the 1×6 fence pickets across the back of the large door frame! Using wood glue and screws, screw the 1×6 fence pickets directly into the frame just as shown above on the small door!

large door for goat shed build

Barn Door for Goat Shed

This barn door makes the perfect way to get airflow inside the goat shed and be able to move goats without the door getting in the way! In all transparency here, I have screwed this door closed and we don’t use it as a barn door any longer, so depending, you may want to save yourself the money of all the pulleys and bolts, and bar stock…and use it as a window as I am! Lol!

It was really great to have a door there but at the same time, if you know goats, you know that if there is any give on something when they push with their heads, they will continue to push until they get through it! They kept trying to break through the barn door while someone was being milked and I found walking them around the front was no issue since they knew they were getting their milking treat and practically ran to the milk stand gate! Oh and if you want the plans for my DIY milk stand I have those available as well!😉

Back to the barn door build because either way you want to use the door for goat shed, as a window or barn door, you build it the same!

Rip down the 2x6s to 2x3s. Build a frame with the 2x3s using pocket holes drilled at 1 1/2″ depth and using wood glue with 2 1/2″ screws to attach the frame boards together!

barn door for goat shed

Attach the hardware cloth to the door with screws and washers (screw through the hole in the washer) so the hardware cloth can easily be removed and replaced if needed! I mean if you have goats, you completely understand this, right?! Lol!

Hang the barn door according to this DIY barn door hardware post if you still want it to be a door and not a window! If you want to keep it stationary, just screw that baby into the frame of the opening!

Pretty simple and straightforward on all the doors! They can all be built in a day and you can have your goats in by dark!

Happy Building!

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