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Blog entry by stefang posted 06-26-2015 04:20 PM 1622 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Door Hinges Part 9 of A OUTDOOR STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GRILL series Part 10: Finishing Up »

I didn’t get as much done as I thought I would today. I’m not sure why, but I think it had something to do with the sun, which made an unexpected, but welcome appearance. see below

Ok, back to woodworking. I was trying (not very hard) to get my doors hung up today. I made a couple of moldings for the front face of the shed sides to attach them to. Instead of nailing on the moldings first and then doing the mortises I decided it would be a lot easier to do them in the shop, on the bench so here I am doing that. Basically the same routine as last time, I located the mortises so the door bottoms would be a tiny bit higher to provide clearance. see below

So here are the two moldings with hinge mortises finished and temporarily attached to the doors. see below

The next task was to nail on the moldings so I could screw the doors on and see the result. I just used a couple of nails to attach each of the moldings and leaving the nail heads proud of the surface so I could easily remove them in case anything was wrong. Then I mounted the doors. They fit and worked perfect as you can see. The very small gap at the bottom between the doors is due to the terrace boards being slightly lower on the right side than the left. I will be leveling the shed as part of the finishing work and that will eliminate the gap. You can also see a gap at the top of the hinge moldings. I will be doing something decorative there. see below

After the relief that everything was working the way it should, the doors were dismounted, and the moldings were permanenty nailed on. The doors were returned to the shop so I could cut and install the panels. Here is the first door finished. The panel quality is awful, but it’s all that is available here. It must be third grade stuff. I will probably have to do some plugs for those really bad knots. see below

I’ve been having so much fun with this little project that I almost hate to see it end. Thanks for following along and have a good weekend!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 06-26-2015 04:30 PM

Those doors look good. I like the knots can you epoxy in the loose ones?

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 06-26-2015 04:53 PM

Thanks Bruce. None of them are loose yet, but one is broken. I will probably use a little super glue on the better ones, but I may have to eliminate others. The doors will be painted so plugs would not be seen. I sure wish I could get some of your wonderful Idaho potatoes here in Norway. I am really tired of eating the watery thin skinned ones we get here. There is an old story here about a Norwegian who moved to Idaho and his mother sent him bags of potatoes from Norway.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 06-26-2015 05:19 PM

That is a great solution for storing your grille, Mike. Nice work. I can see why you look so comfortable on that lounge. That is a beautiful yard. I can’t see anything but your feet but they sure look comfortable anyways.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 06-26-2015 05:21 PM

This so cool looking a cleanly built what a great addition to your outside area.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-26-2015 05:40 PM

Really starting to come together,.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 06-26-2015 05:47 PM

Thanks Charles, Jim and Larry My motivation to build the shed was mainly to have a place to store the grill during the winter instead of taking up a lot of room in our garden shed where we store our garden furniture. Now we can dispense with the bulky cover that we have had to use during summer to keep the grill out of the rain. Now we can just pull it out of the shed and start cooking.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 06-26-2015 06:35 PM

I know what you mean when it comes to an end. Time to find another project. Nice going, Mike!!

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

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#8 posted 06-26-2015 07:18 PM

Thanks Jim.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 06-26-2015 09:07 PM

If it ever stops raining here, I will do the same thing, kick back a bit and feel the warm sun on my feet.
The door looks fine so far. Are you painting to match the siding?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 06-26-2015 09:31 PM

Not sure yet Dave. Our house is white with green doors and the same with the garage and my shop, so I will probably do the same with the shed. The walls and trim will be white for sure. It seems that all of us are getting bad weather this year. It just started raining here about an hour ago after a pretty nice day.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 06-26-2015 11:00 PM

Looks like you got a little time off Mike ;-)) Yard looks as good as the shed.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 06-27-2015 01:21 AM

I like the panels as is. Is is for the grill you know :-)

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 06-27-2015 03:36 AM

Your little storage shed looks really nice Mike! The grill should last many more years stored under protection.
I like the panel door’s, nice clean lines!

-- 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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#14 posted 06-27-2015 04:14 AM

I’ve been reading your blogs from start (and soon) to finish. You’re right Mike … I think you’ve really enjoyed this project!

And how wonderful it will be to tuck your BBQ safely to bed after each use … keeping everything clean, tidy and as beautiful as that view is beyond your toasty feet! Best of all it will have its own winter storage.

Was it not your smart wife who brought the germ of creation to this project?!! She has got to be tickled pink over what has transpired. I know I would be!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#15 posted 06-27-2015 07:11 AM

I can see why work was suspended for a time! A very picture perfect area of your home grounds to enjoy.

As for rain its also been raining here for a couple of weeks now, and its driving me crazy not being able to build stuff

So I have been keeping myself busy reading up on Pegged Joints, (after seeing you mention them in Pt 1 Constructing the sides) then Dovetails on the bansdsaw and Hollow Chisel Mortice joints, all are which are in a Fine Woodworking Magazine together called Joinery winter 2104.

I then managed to make a few trial runs between the rain to learn something.

-- Regards Robert

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