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Garage to Work Shop Conversion #3: Doors

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Blog entry by twoblacklabs posted 10-08-2011 04:32 AM 950 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am really bad about stopping to take photos.


The picture is taken while standing on a chair. The door is wrong side up with the top of the door closest to the bottom of the picture. The door is actually laying on top of the table saw for ease of access. My back is screaming from trimming the first door while on short saw horses. Live and learn (hurt).

The first door is laying on the floor. Needs one edge trimmed with flush trim router bit.
The second door frame is in progress.
One stile is squared up via the factory plywood edge. Glued, clamped and brad nailed.
Next, the top rail is lined up, glue applied and the pocket screws are driven home. Clamps are applied and then more brads.
Same with the middle and then the bottom rails.
Finally, the opposite stile is aligned, glued and the pocket screws are driven starting again with the top rail, middle then bottom. Clamps applied and more brads.


Purists may notice the luan on the completed door is upside down. This is done for a reason. Pure self satisfaction. I like the “wood” look and since I will be the one looking at it on a regular basis, I turned it this way.

The doors are based on the article published in Fine Wood Working, 2010 Tools and Shops. Interior frame is 1×3, milled from 2×4. The original intent was to use poplar but I didn’t have any to mill and my budget is shot.

Exterior skin is 1/2” bcx.
1×3 interior skeleton frame.
1” EPS white foam sheets in both left and right bays.
Interior skin is 1/4” luan ply.

Due to the budget, I will be holding off on the windows for now. So at the helpful suggestion of my father in law, I put EPS foam in the upper bay also before gluing the 1/4” luan inside skin.

Tomorrow, I will cut the foam for the second door, route the edges flush and install the hinges. Hopefully, I will not screw that up. Hanging on the hinges scares me. Never done it before. Wish me luck. Then, I will go to work for 12 hours. Ugh.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 10-08-2011 05:03 AM

You’re doing good!

Yes, I think I’d have the foam everywhere I could put it… Extra insulation can’t hurt and could really make the difference in Summer & Winter…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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twoblacklabs

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#2 posted 10-08-2011 08:30 PM

Was able to get a little done today.


Added the middle rail.

Next comes the 1” EPS foam. Easy to cut as it doesn’t have to be exact. In fact, cut it a 1/16” large and friction fit into place.

Here is me other shop buddy. The newest addition to the family. 13 month old chocolate lab named June. She LOVES being in the shop also and knows exactly where the cutoff pile is and frequently raids it for chew toys.

If anyone knows how to keep the images from turning 90 degrees, please let me know.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#3 posted 10-08-2011 09:05 PM

I copied, used MS Paint, made canvas big enough, Pasted, Rotated 90, CUT, Pasted, changed attributes, & saved.

You can edit your post Copying the URL’s from this post to your edited pic. URL’s (I think)...

url = https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/lsrgsd1.jpg

url = https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/lsrgt3r.jpg

url = https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/lsrgttx.jpg

BUT, you must do it withing the next 24 minutes!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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twoblacklabs

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#4 posted 10-09-2011 08:47 AM

Thanks Joe. Not sure what is going on. The pictures are not rotated until they are uploaded onto this site. Something about posting here seems to be doing it.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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twoblacklabs

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#5 posted 10-09-2011 09:02 AM

Damn. I would much rather be in the shop right now than at work. Fights, drunks, overdoses and shootings. Fun, Fun, Fun!

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#6 posted 10-09-2011 06:11 PM

All of That happens at your work?! OMG!

You work at a Police station?! LOL

Yes, the Shop would be a lot more FUN! ... for sure!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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twoblacklabs

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#7 posted 10-09-2011 11:03 PM

No Joe, but I sometimes play one. I am a career paramedic in a busy 911 system.

Had a few minutes to finish the flush trimming and lift one door up for sizing. Looks like I have a little trimming and jamb work to do, but I can envision the final product.
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Out of time for today. Back to work in a bit for another 12 hours of fun.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#8 posted 10-09-2011 11:32 PM

You’re getting there…

Hope you have a FUN 12 hrs.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#9 posted 10-10-2011 02:59 AM

John, I think you misnamed the dog. Her name should be “Boss”. She looks like a raised area on the floor that everyone trips over. lol

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#10 posted 10-10-2011 05:03 AM

That’s a good one

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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