door for run made of 2x4's

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Marianne25, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. Marianne25

    Marianne25 Out Of The Brooder

    Can anyone share pics of doors you have made for a run made of 2x4 framing? Our people door will go into the middle section of this panel (which is laying down on our garage floor). Any ideas/instructions/pics are appreciated!
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  2. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The main gate is framed 2 x 3 dimensional lumber, not as stought as 2 X 4, but cheaper. The hinges are used door hinges, and the run is fenced using 1 x 2 welded wire. The latch is a simple gate latch.

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    One thing...to get a nice tight fit on the gate, so there would not be a gap, I ran the leading edge of the gate through a table saw. I shaved off the edge at an angle of about 30 degrees.

    From the top image you can see that the gate closes nice and tight.

    I probably don't need to say this...but anyways...use screws, don't use nails.
     
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  3. Sassysouth

    Sassysouth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is not ours, but my husband is planning on doing something like this on ours. The back side probably has a "Z" shape to hold it in place. We are doing 1/2" 360 degree hardware cloth enclosure. We have lots of predators.
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  4. DisasterGuy

    DisasterGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    I had planned a door made from 2x4 but at the end of the day found it was much easier and not much more expensive to purchase a screen door from the hardware store and replace the screen with hardware cloth.

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  5. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice...looks great
     
  6. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine are basically like rock home isles except I use 3" deck screws on the corners with the ends not on a 45 and triangular pieces of plywood 12x12 for the corner braces

    Predrill 1/8" pilot holes if screwing with any larger screw to minimize splitting
     
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  7. Sassysouth

    Sassysouth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The screen door is a great idea or a storm door, especially if you have a Habitat Restore in your area.
     
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