My very first remodel...PICS

Jencleg

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Please go easy on me as this is my first project EVER...if you dont count our 2 kids
but I did this (almost) entirely on my own! I actually worked a skil saw to cut the boards around the screen
!! My hubs did the boards for the roof & hung the door (ahem...a lil crooked
) but I did the rest....Now just gotta find it's new home in the yard & put the kids..I mean chicks in it!


Before:




After:



Another View Before:



Another After




Not perfect but I am excited!
 

Jencleg

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Thank you! I hope they like it...I also forgot to mention my most important chickie Grayson! The bestest daughter/helper ever!
 

Dogfish

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Nice!

How long are the screws for the hinges? Did you put any additional wood on the back side of where the hinges attach to the door?
 

Jencleg

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Quote:Ummm...I dunno...Do I need to put wood behind it? I dont know if I understand...
 

Dogfish

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You are correct. You should put wood behind the hinges.

The first door failed because the screws were too short/didn't have enough wood to bite into. If there is only the plywood and nothing behind the hinges, the same thing will happen to the new door.

Take the door off the hinge. Leave the left side of the hinge still attached. (Is that side a 2x4) On the back side of the door attach a 1x4 the height of the door, or a strip of plywood the same size. Use screws that are at least 1" in length.

I never use the screws that come with hinges. They are crap.
 
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Jencleg

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Ok, thank you for the advice! I will check it out when I get home today! I really want to smooth out the rough edges, but I just kept telling myself it was a chicken coop!

Oh! And the best part is that I have a total of $12.00 in all of this!
 

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