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Forum topic by WoodNoob posted 11-16-2010 08:37 PM 4850 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WoodNoob

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11-16-2010 08:37 PM

I’m in the midst of finishing a shed and I have come across a problem that needs a clever solution. The door jam is too wide to use standard 3 1/2 or 4 inch hinges.

The opening comprises of a 2×4 with a pine board and a pine trim. The door is a 2×4 frame with a pine boards on it. If I use standard hinges I will be screwing into the pine boards instead of the 2×4’s. Didn’t think far enough ahead on this one.

I was thinking of using wide throw hinges but would you believe they are not that easy to find and from what I can tell not cheap either.

Does anybody know where I can find these hinges? I’m located in the Toronto area. I’m also open to other solutions.

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?


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#1 posted 11-16-2010 09:32 PM

pictures are nice.

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#2 posted 11-16-2010 09:58 PM

Hope this helps.

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?

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#3 posted 11-16-2010 10:02 PM

how about these gate hinges?
http://www.hooverfence.com/woodfence/plaint.htm

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#4 posted 11-16-2010 10:19 PM

I had considered using a t-hinge but I would need to install them on the outside of door and I would prefer not to see the hinge at all. Keep a more modern look.

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?

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#5 posted 11-16-2010 11:16 PM

You can get 5” butt hinges. Not cheap however.
I looks a if you may need 3 per side too.
You may have to sacrifice one or more of your criteria in order to move forward.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#6 posted 11-16-2010 11:20 PM

This may sound weird, but is there a big rig salvage near you? The cab on the older IH trucks has a 24” piano type hinge on the doors that would be easy to hide and hell for stout. Just a thought. I just happen to have two left, I think. I’ll go look and if they are still here, I’ll post a pic for you. Rand

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#7 posted 11-16-2010 11:32 PM

Perhaps you should go for two doors instead of one, simply by cutting the one you have allready made in two halves? Then you could use smaller and maybe more elegant hinges. just a thought….

-- Tom, Odense

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#8 posted 11-16-2010 11:33 PM

I like the shed by the way :-)

-- Tom, Odense

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#9 posted 11-16-2010 11:41 PM

If I don’t make a sacrifice and move forward with the project Bob, I think my wife might.

A heavy duty piano hinge is a good idea, I’ll start calling the salvage yards, may get lucky.

I’ve already made double doors, they are 3’ x 6’. Hard to tell from a photo, sorry I don’t have a picture of the doors. Thanks Tom, it’s turned out alright. I replaced those Home Depot shed windows this past weekend. I got my hands on some panes of glass that someone was throwing out. The price was hard to beat.

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?

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#10 posted 11-17-2010 01:20 AM

Two doors? I think you are worrying to much.
Any 4-1/2” to 5” hinges will be ample .Use three per door.
Also use 2” deck screws to anchor them once you have them set.

Good luck.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#11 posted 11-17-2010 02:11 AM

I would be glad to give these to you, but the freight would be a killer. These things are heavy. I would guess 8-9 lbs each. But I agree with Bob. If you are worried about the hinge screws pulling out of the jamb, use 2 1/2 or 3 inch screws into the jack studs.

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#12 posted 11-17-2010 02:20 AM

You might want to call one of those Urban renewal places that recycle old building materials .
You would be surprised what come up in those places.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#13 posted 11-17-2010 02:30 AM

Id think about using a large sliding door like the used to use in factories and mills around here … that would look great on the shed. Little bit of the old with a little bit of the new.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#14 posted 11-17-2010 03:02 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I’m starting to get calls back from hardware stores. I found one store that stocks wide throw hinges but at $50 a hinge it is not going to be cheap.

I’m going to also try urban renewal places like Bob suggested. They may have something kicking around.

Thanks again everyone!

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?

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#15 posted 11-18-2010 03:05 PM

Update: I ordered some wide throw hinges yesterday for $16.95 a hinge.

Bad news, It’s going to take 3 to 4 weeks for them to come in. Good news, I’m not paying a total of $300 for hinges.

Here they are if your interested:

http://www.hagerco.com/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat_Prod=b054f496-3d01-de11-bde8-001d093554b2

Thanks again for everyones input.

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?

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