|Forum topic by NewfieDan||posted 02-02-2013 01:06 PM||1070 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-02-2013 01:06 PM
Last year I built a gazebo. The ceiling is vaulted, with the outside edge starting at 10ft and vaulting form there. The whole gazebo is finished. Even to the point of having custom made vinyl windows to keep out wind and rain. All of the railing are made with safety glass that has a light tint, for weather resistance and some privacy.
My issue is the door. The door also has a vinyl door that has to be rolled up to get in. Right now there is also a pair of baby gates to keep the local cats form getting in. This makes it awkward to use at best, at worst it’s a royal pain. My second thought was to build a set of doors similar to a cabinet door but instead of a recessed flat panel I would use safety glass to keep the visibility. This would match the glass I already have for the railings. But using glass this way also has its issues, mostly breakage. Would I be better off using something like UV rated plexiglass?
I am looking at making a set of doors for it. My initial thought was to make louvred doors but this is something I have never done before. Due to the layout of the support posts the doors have to be out swing. The door opening is 10ft high by 66in wide. I don’t need the full height to be closed in.
Does anyone out there have any other suggestion to make these doors?