Plywood door for wine cellar

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Forum topic by benihun posted 01-23-2010 02:16 PM 1537 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2010 02:16 PM

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Hi folks!

I’m wondering if a simple sheet of plywood worked for a door outside.

I want the most simple/easy-to-do solution for a door for our wine cellar entrance. I have the lock, the hinges and actually a “door” which has raveled/rotted/broke apart being old and it was a bad construction anyway.

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old cellar door

Is it that simle that I buy a sheet of plywood, have it cut to size, finish it with some outdoor lacquer, and screw it on the hinges and screw the lock on it?

Maybe, the hinges (or tabs or straps; I don’t know the appropriate word for that) need to be replaced by new ones in order to avoid the wobbling, that way preserving the new door.

Thanks for the answers, tips in advance!

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#1 posted 01-23-2010 02:54 PM

Marine grade ply will work. Any other will breakdown and delaminate over time, unless sealed with a marine epoxy. Also through bolt the straps on instead of just screwing them to the face.

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#2 posted 01-24-2010 09:58 PM

Thank you!
You read my thoughts. What I really was unsure about is what you explained.

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