I am stoked now!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Firefyter-Emt, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Firefyter-Emt

    Firefyter-Emt Songster

    Tonight I had a chance to build a really nice sliding pop-door for the girls. I had to make a "picture frame" for the hole in the wall with some 1/8" hardboard under it to space it out to clear the vinyl siding. Then I made matching width boards with a dado to let the bead board door panel slip thru. 45 degree mitered corners at the top, but the top trim board is attached to the door. This allows the door to slip shut and look like a "picture frame" door. The bottom is also attached to thesliding panel and has a dado that stops against a thin stop block to stop the door and position the top exactly against the top miters.

    I have the start of the wire pulley to open the door, but I was not exactly sure what I would need for a pulley yet. Tomorow I can finish off that part of it and get some paint on the door.

    Also, what really has me excited is that I had a choice to mow the lawn or start the siding. Well, it was almost 7pm and there was no way I could finish the lawn in an hour (even with a tractor!) so I was able to get one wall all sided with the vinyl! Down side is that it was too dark for photos when I finished picking up so you will need to wait for tomorow! Really nice photos coming this week!! [​IMG]
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I had a choice to mow the lawn or start the siding

    Nice choice! You most certainly fit in here... can't wait to see the pictures.​
  3. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    sounds good we will be anticipating those pics
  4. Sahara

    Sahara Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    Keystone Heights, FL
    Looking forward to seeing your pictures.
  5. Firefyter-Emt

    Firefyter-Emt Songster

    Aughhh.... I got the lawn mowed and then went to the Tractor Supply to get my pullies and assorted hardware to make the wire lift part of my pop door. After the door was finished I started to finish the siding, I finished one more wall and down came the rain!!

    What is odd is while I am here typing this, my neighbor, who was mowing her lawn and ran out of gas, came home and is oput there in a thunderstorm mowing!! [​IMG]

    Wel, if it stopps raining, I will grab some photos, but I am at a stalemate as far as getting the siding finished today. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2008
  6. Firefyter-Emt

    Firefyter-Emt Songster

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