Storage shed doors

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Project by nralien posted 08-25-2012 02:16 AM 2984 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed space in the garage and was advised by the CEO of the house to build a shed in the backyard after we looked at a few premade sheds. I had help with the shed from someone who knew what they were doing (always good) and built the doors myself. I had seen an article in Fine Homebuilding where they made carriage doors for a shop and thought they looked good. A bit of modification to the plans, so long June and I had doors. African mahogany for the rails, stiles and sash. The panels are painted fibre cement siding. Then BIG hinges cause they weigh a lot. And lots of coats of spar urethane to preserve them, hopefully until I don’t care anymore.

-- nralien, Wausau, WI

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#1 posted 08-25-2012 05:22 AM

Wow! Way cool shed made to look like a carriage house with those great doors. Your CEO is very proud of you!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 08-25-2012 09:38 AM

Wow, nice doors for a cool shed!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 08-25-2012 09:54 AM

Nice doors, and nice shed.

Any takers on how long until nralien finds the shed too small?

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#4 posted 08-25-2012 09:56 AM

nralien – that is not to say it is, that’s to say we all find our shed too small sooner or later. Even the guys who’s sheds could serve as distribution centers for WalMart.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#5 posted 08-25-2012 04:38 PM

I know my garage shrunk over time. But… any bigger and the city would have gleefully upped my property taxes.

-- nralien, Wausau, WI

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#6 posted 08-25-2012 06:06 PM

It’s always depressing to see people who have nicer sheds than my house….This is one of those moments. Those doors are awesome. The hinges are a good match too.

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#7 posted 08-25-2012 08:22 PM

Beautiful doors for a great shed. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#8 posted 08-25-2012 11:44 PM

Fine looking doors and shed too!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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