July 20, 2024

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DIY Shed Door – DIY Show Off ™

DIY Shed Door – DIY Show Off ™

Diy Drop Doorway! You know all those initiatives you procrastinate, something that just sits around unfinished for several years? Till lastly, you just just can’t consider it any more and the time arrives for having ‘er done? Yep, that’s this undertaking.

DIY Shed Door – DIY Show Off ™


For 4 a long time now, the drop at the my downtown assets has been large open! And even though it generally bugged me, it just kept holding it’s position at the bottom of the to-do list. Until finally now. 

When I bought the property, there was only 1 plank with hinges for a door. lol And it wasn’t substantial on the list of priorities but with an forthcoming photograph shoot of the short phrase rental apartment (Suite Thyme) AND with the only tranquil seating space appropriate there beside it AND with summer coming, that eye sore worked it is way to the best of the listing. 

In advance of: just a small get rid of, stuffed with dead leaves, likely house to a couple of squirrels and plenty of spiders. ::shudders::

An aged fence gate propped up…really didn’t provide any goal. Other than it just arrived with the house and discovered it is way there. I really don’t even know how it received there. haha!

And so…

Materials I used for a personalized 22.5 x 75 inch lose door:

  • OSB minimize to dimension. 
  • (5) 1×3 pine boards – I just guessed on what I’d will need for all of the wooden pieces and in excess of-believed a bit. I never ever mind having extra on hand. 
  • (3) 1×2 pine boards
  • (2) 1×1 pine boards
  • (1) paintable outside rated caulk
  • (1) outdoor rated adhesive
  • (2) out of doors rated primer
  • outdoor rated paint
  • this manage
  • this hasp
  • these hinges (not utilized, more on that later)

What I did:

Just after measuring the area (and consider me, nothing in this outdated late 1800s house is square…so discouraging), Russ lower an old piece of OSB to size for me to use as my base. OSB is not the finest product for an outdoor job, but this is the initial doorway I’ve at any time built and this was the very best and best way for me personally to check my style and design competencies. Fingers crossed that with it getting the within of the door/in the drop and that it is good and sealed, that it will work just good for a longer period time period. 

I then established about sketching up some inspiration, nothing to scale but I preferred to get an strategy of what I was heading for. Something with a very little additional detail and design and style than the regular barn design and style drop door. 

Then I set the OSB on observed horses and made a frame on the deal with of it with 1x3s. 

I messed all around with the items a couple instances before I resolved on a sample. 


Employing a blend of mitered 1x3s, 1x2s and 1x1s, I settled on a chevron structure. I liked this aspect, like placing collectively a puzzle. 

Immediately after cutting every piece, I adhered them to the OSB foundation with adhesive and clamped the edges and weighted the pieces where by the clamps could not arrive at. I did see what putting them jointly with adhesive is diverse than just laying them out and re-reduce 2 mitered parts for a far better suit through this method. 

The moment dry, I caulked all of the joints and cracks. 

Then applied a coat of primer. I employed a spray primer but up coming time, I’d go with (and propose) making use of with a brush and roller. 

All sides acquired two coats of paint. 

And … tada!

Time to hang. The sizing was rather much place on but we did have to make a handful of changes and the new hinges gave us these types of a difficult time that just after about an hour, we decided to employ the old first hinges which took about 10 minutes! Stay and find out. lol 

Now there’s no extended a gaping hole! Company experiencing the out of doors seating almost certainly will not assume a great deal of it but I do feel they’ll observe. And I’m satisfied to have a put for outdoor property instruments, pots and salt for wintertime.