Unusual door hinge?

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Forum topic by NewfieDan posted 03-20-2013 10:49 PM 1149 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2013 10:49 PM

I want to put in 2 doors in my gazebo. The opening is about 69”wide so I will be using 2 doors and trim them down slightly. My problem is that the posts that I have to mount the door hinges to are not square to each other. These are structural supports so I can’t change their position. What type of hinge will work for me? I need the doors to swing outward.

I also can’t change the door position because I have custom sized glass panels in place of traditional spindles. This also wouldn’t change the fact that the posts are not square to each other, because it is a 10 sided shape.

How can I mount the doors? I want to use doors for ease of access and to keep cats out of it. There are a couple of male cats that spray. I DEFINiTELY want to keep the male cats out.

Because of our fluctuating temps in winter I don’t want to drill into concrete base because of the thaw/freeze cycles.

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#1 posted 03-21-2013 12:04 AM

What about mounting angled shims to the posts so that you have two mounting surfaces that are square to each other?

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 12:23 AM

Make a door frame that fits around the posts?

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#3 posted 03-21-2013 12:30 AM

Get the cats fixed?

Anyway, added-on bevelled jambs were my first thought, same as Charlie.

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#4 posted 03-21-2013 12:41 AM

I agree with renners.

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