Home Improvements #1: Attic Hatch

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Blog entry by Bytesabit posted 04-18-2013 06:15 AM 1228 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just installed my new attic hatch made from Maple :)

It’s built with a 3.5”x 3/4” frame to fit into the hatch hole. I added a 1” runner on the bottom that has a 3/32” rabbit cut along the side facing the frame that accepts snugly a length of magnetic weather strip that seals to a metal trim around the outer edge of the hatch door.

The door is 3/4” plywood to fit the frame square and has foam insulation on top of it.
I finished it with some Antique Oil based finish ( I know I won’t be able to see it, but seen it as a good opportunity to test oil finishes since I’ve never used them before

Here is a side view of the accepting track for the weather strip.

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 06:38 AM

Looks sweet! I’d like to see it installed. In the pictures, I can see the weather strip you mentioned, but I can’t quite get how it works with the door. Does the door have trim on it as well?

-- Robb

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 11:50 AM

I will prepare a sample of the groove and strip from a cut side view and post it this weekend.
Tonight I will take a picture of the installed look and post it tomorrow.

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#3 posted 04-22-2013 11:38 AM

Sorry, I will have this later this week, if you see on my projects, I got busy this weekend :)

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