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Sandra

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11-21-2014 12:58 AM

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I’ve finally tried out Sketchup. My results aren’t great, but I managed to measure out and draw our garage, aka my workshop.
With the new shed complete, I’m going to be able to move much of the seasonal stuff out to the shed, giving me more room in the garage.

Behind where the figure is standing, is essentially a 10×10 corner that I’d like to close off as a room. This would provide storage away from the dust. (No, I don’t get to keep it as a finishing room unfortunately.) To the left of the figure is an exterior door. To the far right of the figure is the door leading into the house.
I’m reasonably comfortable framing the 10 ft high wall, but not sure what to do about a door. A ping pong table will be stored in there, so it needs to be able to roll out the door easily. My first thought is just an interior door with some weather stripping on the bottom, but I’m looking for suggestions.

The miter station is just imaginary at this point.

Whady’all think?

Thanks

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-21-2014 01:09 AM

You are already more gifted with sketchup than I. Looks like you have a good plan.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-21-2014 01:19 AM

Monte – finding a workbench that looked just like mine was a lot of fun.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#3 posted 11-21-2014 01:22 AM

I think your headed in the right direction.

There won’t be much air movement, in/out of the storage room, so dust should not be a problem.

I asked elsewhere, but I’ll ask again….
Did you trade your Rikon BS for a Grizzly??? ;^)

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#4 posted 11-21-2014 01:40 AM

How wide of a door is needed to roll the table out??? A standard 36” prehung door should be fine…..

What did you name the figure???

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#5 posted 11-21-2014 01:48 AM

I have a roll up “curtain” on my cover it tent and it works very well….

Their pretty simple to set up

and the set up can be purchased seperately as an accessory

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Sandra

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#6 posted 11-21-2014 02:08 AM

I measured the ping pong table, and a 36” door would do nicely. The roll up idea might not be as good for frequent in and out. Hmmmm.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 11-21-2014 02:27 AM

I had a size issue when I built my building to put the hot tub in. Standard doors are 6’6” and that was the exact size the tub was sitting on the ground on its end. To get around this I built my own door at 7’. Some basic framework and 1/4 plywood was all I used. Below is a pic I have of the door. Hope this helps.

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#8 posted 11-21-2014 02:30 AM

Maybe you could go to someplace that sells “salvaged” building materials and find a nice exterior door with a nice big window in it. It would be decorative and if you wanted you could hang a lace curtain on the inside to dress it up.

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Sandra

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#9 posted 11-21-2014 02:46 AM

Okay Joe, ya got me. I was going to paint it pink too!

I thought of an exterior door, but then I’d end up with a frame for the ping pong table to have to clear.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#10 posted 11-21-2014 04:39 AM

Don’t know if there is a Lowes or Home Depot in Canada, I got a 36 inch wide interior door with a jamb unfinished pine pretty cheap. I’d look at a recycled door next. And third with all your new knowledge you could make a door?

I also purchased some recycled doors from the Habitat for Humanity Re Use stor to make a split door for another opening that needed to not block much of anything.

A progressive sketchup! Looks like a woman in the shop! LOL!

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#11 posted 11-21-2014 04:54 AM

I’m thinkin…...

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#12 posted 11-21-2014 05:15 AM

I agree with randy. No ventilation back there means a regular interior door will keep the dust down, but you can put a sweep on the bottom and weather strip on the stops and make sure no dust will go back there.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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DIYaholic

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#13 posted 11-21-2014 05:30 AM



....I agree with randy….

- firefighterontheside

Well, you don’t hear that every day!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#14 posted 11-21-2014 02:25 PM

How about a curtain wall/door like some stores have at the entrance. Some butcher shops also have them to separate the cold area from the sales floor. Easy to get in and out and. seemingly, a dust barrier.
But, a 36” prehung, hollow core door would probably be less expensive and easier to install…I’m guessing.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#15 posted 11-21-2014 04:38 PM

I don’t say it everyday.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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