One of the many things I did not get to before we moved in was build the doors. So, since March of last year (2012) we have had a sheet of 1/2" OSB as a door. With the weather getting colder now we have decided that a door would be nice to have (less drafty). I considered buying a door, but I really wanted to build one.
The house is sided with rough sawn cedar and the inside will be pine, and I would like the door to match both.
Another plus to building a door is that if something goes wrong with it, I can fix it.
|I had to start by finishing the rough opening. Agian, I wanted cedar on the outside and pine on the inside.|
|I had a problem with nails backing out of the cedar siding, so now I use stainless steel trim screws to hold the siding on.|
I used these screws to build the door as well.
|This is the finished opening. It is hard to tell but the inside is pine and from the door stop out is rough sawn cedar.|
|I hung plastic over the door to try and keep some heat in. I could have done this in the summer, but the would have made to much sence.|
|Prepairing the windows for stain and varnish.|
|The core for the door is a piece of 1/2" plywood.|
|I then added rough sawn tongue and groove cedar to the outside of the door.|
|The cedar is glued and screwed to the plywood core. The glue is weather proof.|
|On the inside I used tongue and groove pine. Agian, I glued them.|
|This is the outside of the door. I wanted to use galvanized pipe for door handles, but I could not make it work how I wanted.|
|This is the inside.|
|The door is hung.|
|This is how you would see it when comming to visit.|