Table of Contents
- 2About the measurements
- 3Materials List
- 4Floor, Roof and Stud layout
- 5Plans - front elevation and roof section
- 6The floor and wall frames
- 7Standing the frames and the and the roof beam
- 8The roof frame and the sheathing
- 9The roof trim and roof cover
- 10The vertical boards and battens
- 11The Door
- 12Installing the door
- 13Nailing and Fastening Information
15. Making the door
Note: Use these dimensions as a guide only. The exact door measurements should be taken when the jambs are fixed in place.
To obtain the door width, measure between the two side jambs and deduct 12mm (1/2″). This allows for a 6mm (1/4″) gap each side.
You will need: Five 200mm x 25mm (1″ x 8″) boards 2075mm (83″) long for the vertical door slats; Three 200mm x 25mm (1″ x 8″) boards 900mm (36″) long for the horizontal door rails; 10 meters (33ft) of 75mm x 25mm (1″ x 3″) batten; 130 galvanized wood screws 45mm (1 3/4″) long, and some exterior type wood glue.
Instructions: Lay the five 200mm x 25mm x2075mm (1″ x 8″ x 83″) vertical door slats next to each other on a flat surface forming a rectangular panel. See fig.1. Cut down the two side slats (lengthwise) as necessary to achieve a door width of 900mm (36″).
Glue and screw two 200mm x 25mm (1″ x 8″) horizontal boards (rails) to the vertical door slats, one at the top and one at the bottom. See fig.2.
The length of the screws should be slightly less than the thickness of the door. Refer to fig.2 for screw placement.