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Garden Shed Project
a tudor style garden shed
woodworking projects from the do-it-yourself carpentery workshop




How to build an
8x7 Tudor-Style Garden Shed
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Page 17: Installing the door and window
fitting the hinges on the shed door and window Section 17.1 Fitting the hinges

The door opens out, and the widow opens up.

Therefore, hinges need to be fixed to the side stile (vertical side member) of the door, and to the top rail on the window sash.

The door uses three 6" (150mm) T-hinges and the window uses two 3 1/2" (90mm) butt-hinges.

Begin fitting the hinges by laying the door and the window on saw-horses or other work platform.
Screw three 6" (150mm) T-hinges to the side stile of the door, one in line with the top rail, one in line with the middle rail and one in line with the bottom rail.

Do you want the door opening out to the left or to the right? That will determine what side of the door you fix the hinges to.

The window will need two 3 1/2" (90mm) butt-hinges screwed to the top rail but they will need to be sunk 5/16" (5mm) into the rail.

Why?

Because the window sash is the same thickness as the surrounding frame. If the hinges were not checked into the top rail, then the sash would bind or jam against the stop when being opened or closed.

By sinking the hinge into the rail, it brings the top of the sash away from the stop, thus eliminating the possibility of binding or jamming.

Once the hinges are on, the door and window are ready to hang in place.

hang the door and window in the frame Section 17.2 Hanging the door and window

Place the door in the door opening and pack the sides, top, and bottom (between the door and the opening) so there is even gap all the way around.

shed door
Then screw the hinges to the surrounding frame.
Take out the packers, align and fix the bolt catch.

Hang the window following the same procedure.

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PAGE CONTENTS
bullet Page 1: Introduction, Informative Stuff
bullet Page 2: Plan Drawings and Material List
bullet Page 3: Making the floor
bullet Page 4: Making the front and rear wall frames
bullet Page 5: Making the curved bracing members
bullet Page 6: Making the side wall frames
bullet Page 7: Making the plywood wall panels
bullet Page 8: Cutting and preparing the roof frame
bullet Page 9: Painting the wall frames and panels
bullet Page 10: Fixing the wall panels to the frames
bullet Page 11: Positioning the floor
PAGE CONTENTS
bullet Page 12: Standing the walls
bullet Page 13: Assembling the roof frame
bullet Page 14: Fixing the roof cover
bullet Page 15: Making the door
bullet Page 16: Making the window
bullet Page 17: Hanging the door and window
bullet Page 18: Fitting the drip caps
bullet Page 19: Help
bullet Page 20: Glossary
bullet Page 21: User Comments/Photos
bullet Page 22: Main Index


   

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