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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 18: The drip caps
making and fitting a drip cap Section 18.1 Making and fixing the drip caps

A drip cap is a horizontal piece of wood that is fixed above the door and window to deflect any water from running inside.

This project requires two drip caps. One to go above the door, and one to go above the window.

Both drip caps can be shaped from a piece of 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 45mm) wood that is 36" (900mm) long.

Make a pencil line down the length of a piece of 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 45mm) wood that is 36" (900mm) long.
See the drawing below for the dimensions.

marking a drip cap

Set the angle of the blade on a circular saw (or bench saw) to 26.87 degrees off square.

Need help working out the angles?   See Getting the angles
Then rip (cut down lengthwise) along the pencil-line.

That will make two drip caps. One for above the window and one for above the door.

Now a bit of paint.

When the paint is dry, fix one above the door and one above the window and as low as possible so as not to get in the way of the door or window opening or closing.

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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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