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Forum topic by mrcando posted 06-18-2013 06:08 PM 4342 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2013 06:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: double door wood shed question

This is a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone has built or has seen plans to build a double outswing door unit suitable for a utility building, or in my case a 8’ by 12’ bldg. to be built for air drying wood. My goal is to use two 36” exterior steel clad doors which I will build the jambs, etc. for. I already have one left hand door and will have to find a matching right hand one.It will probably be fairly straightforward, but any ideas or suggestions such as security hinges, weather seal, etc. would be appreciated. Thanks, guys

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 08:08 PM

this is what i did for my shop. if your air drying why the weather shield? over size the jamb width and build an astrical down the center . as far as hinges get some ball bearing ones that have a set screw that locks the hinge pin to prevent it from being lifted

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#2 posted 06-18-2013 08:18 PM

Good advice; I did the same (though not as elegant) for my garage shop. Since I wanted it insulated, I made frames out of 2×4’s, skinned outside with T1-11, and inside with 1/2” chip board.

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#3 posted 06-18-2013 08:33 PM

I built it the same way except 1/2 smooth ply on the outside 1x trim, 3/8 inside, insulated with 1-1/2 foam. Inside that I kept the old garage doors and knocked out all the panels and replaced them with glass.

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#4 posted 06-19-2013 04:58 PM

Thanks for the response guys. dannelson, in reference to your query about the weather shield, it’s really nothing to do with the weather, but all to do with pest intrusion. I live deep in the woods and constantly must deal with mice, wasps, etc. I plan to install a couple of power vents on the roof and screen covered air intake vents at floor level in the walls around the bldg. By the way, that’s a nice shop you have there.

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#5 posted 06-19-2013 05:03 PM

here is what i did for my spray booth build

if you are looking for seals
these are the best i have found

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#6 posted 12-03-2014 04:48 AM

That is always possible provided you have the required space. Anyway, you can try also try to use pre-hang Interior doors at, this is what I used in my garage.

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