Will heavy doors sag?

RachRed

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Building my first coop. I'm in the final stages and I'm ready to hang my doors, but they are soo heavy! They are only 2x3 (1/2" ply), but I framed the inside w 2x4s and trimmed the outside w 1x4s (maybe over-built?). They're like, 20 lbs lol. Will my 2 heavy duty gate/door hinges hold them?!
Thanks :)
 

Granny Hatchet

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i dont know if yours will or not, nothing like a old fashion try but i am sold on those hinges that go the whole length of the door.
 

Hokum Coco

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Building my first coop. I'm in the final stages and I'm ready to hang my doors, but they are soo heavy! They are only 2x3 (1/2" ply), but I framed the inside w 2x4s and trimmed the outside w 1x4s (maybe over-built?). They're like, 20 lbs lol. Will my 2 heavy duty gate/door hinges hold them?!
Thanks
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Sounds like you did a lot of over kill on the doors. You may have to double up the jacks and the header the doors are going to be attached to give some extra beef and integrity to handle the added weight. Heavy duty hinges may handle the weight if not add an extra hinge. One things for sure your doors will be the last place a predator will attempt to get through.
 

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