How to Build Wood Exterior Doors

Wood Exterior Doors
Wood Exterior Doors
Jul 31st

Wood exterior doors – The design and materials are what make wood exterior doors works well for decades. The key is to understand some basic concepts about the construction of the door and you can build any door design you want. These instructions can be adapted for the construction of doors custom, hidden, panels, trellises, or entry. Most builds its doors in an upper right position, if you prefer, you can modify these instructions for building your door in the floor, doing what feels most naturally to you.

Build your wood exterior doors as light as possible to prevent gravity cause failures. Use dry cedar boards and good half hinges or hinges Gothic. These items are available at Home Depot and other stores for home improvements. (See Resources for different sources of hinges). Also most professional tools used air can be replaced with screws or nails Bag (spiral nails are the best, but unwieldy) instead of nail guns.

Wood exterior doors measure the opening and cut the door tracks to the measure. These should fit firmly in place. Mark the positions of the rails on the posts with a pencil using a long leveler before securing your tracks. Attach the rails in place with a lower spiral nail and the top of the toenail.

Cutting Wood Exterior Doors

You have a few choices: to exchange the door to fit, re-frame the opening in the wall or door simply cut to fit. The latter may sound difficult but it is a fairly simple process. Measure the opening and the new wood exterior doors with a tape measure to determine the amount of wood to cut. Select a cut on the outside of the door using a ruler and a pencil.

Remember to make the cut as shallow as possible as you can always cut more, but you can not add to the wood exterior doors. If you cut too much off, you will have to frame or door wedge. Wear safety glasses and a dust mask. Carefully cut along the pencil mark using a brush or a circular saw. Use a brush to cut the small amount under 1/4 inches; use a circular saw to cut more than 1/4 inch saw.

Arena edge to reduce the use of paper medium grit sandpaper, removing splinters and making smooth the edge to the touch. Apply a coat of wood sealer to the cutting edge with a brush to keep the door of inflammation if wet. Then paint the whole wood exterior doors with an exterior paint in a color of your choice.

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