Help Please: Building a Door.......

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Bleenie, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I am building a small house for the growing ducklings and need a little help figuring out how to frame the cleaning/access door so that it's stable. The house is being built out of recycled fence boards.... last time i built one like this it was bigger & the cleaning door (also on the side) became droopy over time and i just want this one to stay stable. This house is very light and i can still move it by myself. The fence boards are very light but i wanna do this right because i want it to last as long as possible. I will add windows after im done with the door, but this is just stumpping me....

    Should i use 2x4's on the front & back walls to make it good and sturdy for the hinges & lock? How would i frame a door made from wood slats?

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    I also have some more framing to add for the roof but planned to put it in today after i figured out the dang door! Thank you guys. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010
  2. kichohana

    kichohana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    frame your door with 2x4 to fit the opening and put an angle brace for support (may require some angular cuts with a saw), kinda like this:

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    they also sell wire cable gate supports at Lowes n Hope Depot. they keep gates/doors from sagging by tightening the cable with a turnbuckle.

    i would definitely use 2x4's for support throughout.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    You don't think the 2x4's would weigh it down do you? I have seen the Z support framing before & dont know why i didnt think of that! thank you for that.
     

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