Last night I was reading some Sherlock Holmes after DW and I watched a movie and something struck me. No it wasn’t DW wanting me to turn out the light . . . it was the fact that the latch for the door was an in-swing and the hinges were an out-swing. Doh !! I definitely needed Sherlock and Dr Watson to help me figure this one out.
After work this evening I started by attaching a couple of screws to test fit the door.
The next thee pics you may remember from my last installment. You will notice that the latch will only work when the door swings inwards.
I had to take apart a section of the door in order to make an in-swing latch into an out-swing. You can see the extra board that I am placing over the frame on the inside to give it more depth. No extra DNA tonight when using the chisels to cut the hole.
Here I am walking through my redesign stages for the latch. I am testing the swing and length of the black bar.
This is the latch modified and in place.
Here is a video of how the modified latch works.
*AND NOW FOR THE DOUGH*
After it’s all said and done you may be asking “So Zuki, how much did that really cool looking greenhouse cost.” Thanks for asking and here are the approximate costs in CDN$
Lumber (spruce) Raised Beds - $20 (had them from last year) Framing - $40 (2x4s ripped in half) Strapping - $15 (bracing and door)
Hardware Lag Bolts - $5 (to hold the beds together) Screws - $10 (2 ½ and 3 ½) Bolts - $3 (mating roof to walls) Hatch hinges - $4 Door hardware - $10 (hinges and latch) Plastic - $30 (about 1/3 of the roll remaining) Staples - $5
Total $142 + time (2 weekends and 2 weeks of evenings)