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Garage to Work Shop Conversion #4: Doors are Up

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Blog entry by twoblacklabs posted 1014 days ago 4031 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Doors Part 4 of Garage to Work Shop Conversion series Part 5: Primer for the doors »

It’s ugly but it’s also FAR from done. Still needs top and bottom stops, top sill (?), trim, paint, locks, windows cut and built, etc. The old flashing needs repaired to resolve the “dip” in the middle, fascia replaced and trim boards. However, as of today, I no longer have to enlist my FIL to help lift and stand the old doors in order to close the building up. Those suckers are easily 200 lbs each.

The drains are not complete and the photo makes it look worse than it really is.

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-- 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 1014 days ago

Hey!

That’s SUPER Progress!

Congratulations!
Thank you for the update!

-- 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 1012 days ago

Lesson learned. Don’t move pics into new albums on photobucket or they will no longer show up on LJ. ugh.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 1012 days ago

I wonder what happened… when you first posted, I could see the picture… then, it eventually went away… (??)

Glad to see it back!

-- 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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lilredweldingrod

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#4 posted 1012 days ago

You’re coming right along John. Before you wrap up this project, don’t forget Emma’s corner. This corner will demand a woodworkers bench that can grow with her, you know. lol Keep the fire ablaze in her heart.

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twoblacklabs

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#5 posted 1011 days ago

Thanks Rand. Daddy gets a bench first LOL.

Was able to get a little gravel backfill done however, the drains are at too steep of an angle yet so they will be removed and reset then back filled. Installed top and bottom locking foot bolts on one door, a single foot bolt on the other. There is a slight warp to one of the doors and the bolts should allow it to warp into the correct position over time. Considering I built the frames from stud grade lumber and assembled without the use of a worktable (I haven’t built one yet), some warping was expected and is acceptable.

Also able to get some expanding foam into the gaps. Still a little more to go yet but even so, it’s much warmer inside than ever before. More pictures tomorrow I hope.

-- 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 1011 days ago

BTW John, I like the new avatar. Real classy.

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#7 posted 1009 days ago

Thanks Rand

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#8 posted 1009 days ago

This is my inside view (obviously no finish has been applied). Not a typical locking setup for a workshop but for a total of less than $30 I will take it. That’s $24 for the entry lever and dead bolt and (2)$2.96 door bolts. I really didn’t want to have the typical lockset but this really works well. I LIKE having 2 locks to discourage would be thieves. The door on the left is the main access and I can easily unbolt the right side to open a full 8’-0” wide to move things in and out. You can see a little primer from sealing the edges. If you look close, you can also see greasy finger prints my soon to be son in law left. I like the kid but cleaning up after himself isn’t one of his strong suites. There were other messes he left but How Dare He smudge my new doors! Folks are welcome to use my tools as long as the use them here, clean them and put them where they belong. He only managed to follow one of those rules…...and he did loose points with me for that.

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#9 posted 1009 days ago

That looks pretty good to me…

-- 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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#10 posted 1008 days ago

Thanks Joe. BTW, I meant to say he is my soon to be EX son in law and that has nothing to do with the greasy smears.

Maybe I am getting old but I really want to have a tidy shop.

-- 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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