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Project by rimfire7891 posted 1480 days ago 1528 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had to refurbish some doors on a small storage shed built 18 years ago. Hopefully they will last another 18.
Added the diagonals for looks, used two coats of BM latex paint. The latch is a Whitcomb, so you can’t get locked inside. Could add some color however think they look OK white.
They are the kind of door you could use on a small shop, not that hard to do, 2×4 frame, with diagonal braces in the frame and plywood faces, makes a torsion box. They are very stiff and have stayed straight over the years in our harsh northern climate.

Thanks jb

-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 1479 days ago

Man Nice big solid dooors! I like the tools hanging above them. Too cool, have you considered painting the hinges white to only draw attention to the door design? I did this on a gate I built and helped alot….
Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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DYNO360

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#2 posted 1479 days ago

Man, they really look thick. Is the plywood “sandwiched” between two 2×4s? That would be 3” plus the thickness of the ply.

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rimfire7891

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#3 posted 1478 days ago

Hi DYNO,

Yes they are thick, 3 1/2 ” plus the 1/4” plywood on each side. That’s what gives them the rigidity. They don’t feel heavy on the hinge however they do feel heavy when you have pick them up. I also added batts to the middle just in case. Built another one for a smaller shed and just used 3/4 plywood and added the 1×4 to the out side like the others. It is definitely not as stiff, the torsion box is a good structural shape. See the other new picture.

Thanks jb

-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.

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