Build a Door from Affordable Lumber | DIY Door Series Part Two

Making a Solid Core Two Panel Shaker Style Door

You’ve calculated the dimensions for your new door and door frame, now it’s time for the fun part–building it!

Building A Shaker Style Door DIY

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  • (2) 2×6 x10-foot
  • (1) 4×8’ sheet of ¼” hardboard
  • Wood glue
  • Primer & Paint
  • Paintable Caulk


  • Table Saw
  • Miter Saw
  • Router (I use this one) with ¼” bit (I own this set, which has a 1/4″ straight bit)
  • 3 or more pipe clamps (these are the ones I use, with pipe purchased from my local hardware store)
  • Finishing supplies (paint brushes, sander + sandpaper, caulk gun)
DIY Shaker Style Door: Everything You Need to Know to Build Hang and Trim

DIY Door Instructions

Today I’m sharing all the photos, tips, and instructions for building my affordable DIY Door on on of my favorite Builder/DIY blogs, The House of Wood. Check it out here:

DIY Door Series Part 2: Building a Shaker Style Door

Check out more from the DIY Door Series:

DIY Door Series Part One: Taking Measurements
DIY Door Series Part 3: Installing the DIY Door
DIY Door Series Part 4: Adding a Door Knob & Installing Door Trim
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