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Offline one_rod

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Made my shop a bit smaller...
« on: June 10, 2014, 05:45:16 PM »
And am I pleased about it.

How so? 

Well, this two and a half foot extension on the end of the building has been the bane of my life ever since I've had the place. As well as being tragically ugly, the way it meets the adjoining building means it's impossible to seal the roof.

In our climate that means it's permanently wet. The roof timbers have rotted and the doorframe has collapsed, so the doors have been barred and screwed shut for years.

Workshop doors by one_rod, on Flickr

Finally got around to making myself a new set of heavy-duty steel doors and knocking down the old extension. Still a bit of sealing around the frame to do and  the rest of the bolts to go in the hinge straps. The brickwork needs a coat of masonry paint too, but the heavy work's done.
Lost me a little space, but made the place a lot dryer, more secure and I can actually open the doors now.

Workshop doors by one_rod, on Flickr

Hard work, but yep, pretty pleased with it.






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Offline vtsteam

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Re: Made my shop a bit smaller...
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 06:21:12 PM »
Looks a hundred times better! Nice doors. :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: Made my shop a bit smaller...
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 06:38:02 PM »
Nice doors, looks ten times better.

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Re: Made my shop a bit smaller...
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 01:35:25 AM »
Great Doors One-Rod.
But put a canopy over the doors, or you will get blown rain over the top of the opening.
I find the 6 or 8 inch plastic fascia boards fine for this, angle them out with wood, and seal the top with bath calk.
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Re: Made my shop a bit smaller...
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 03:29:45 AM »
Neat, tidy. A great improvement!   :clap: :clap:

Nice to see you're still around Rod.  :thumbup:

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Re: Made my shop a bit smaller...
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 07:40:55 AM »
Hi Trev

                   Nice job on the doors, all set now for dry winter projects.

                                                                                   Cheers David

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Re: Made my shop a bit smaller...
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2014, 10:02:15 AM »
Very nice job!

Offline PekkaNF

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Re: Made my shop a bit smaller...
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2014, 02:57:41 AM »
Good job. Sometimes less is more.

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Re: Made my shop a bit smaller...
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2014, 06:26:42 AM »
That looks much better. :clap:

I can't really tell from the photo, but if the bricks are intact you might be able to remove the old cement with acid and save having to paint.

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Re: Made my shop a bit smaller...
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2014, 08:56:05 PM »
Size isn't everything , that's what I keep hearing anyway  :Doh: Sure looks better though and like you said , now you can use it . Great Job
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Re: Made my shop a bit smaller...
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2014, 03:57:25 AM »
Fab door as well... Would something like that on my new shop!
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