Friday, August 21, 2009

The door

The doorI've made a start on the door to the workshop space.

By way of sizing, I've made sure that it's bigger than every other door on Lady Jane. Still, it does look small when I'm stood by it, as it will be installed some way above deck, so you have to step into it, like you do the rest of the doors on board.

As you can see, I made up a trial section with two bits of ply and a bit of wood in the middle. This 'trial' piece helps get the dimensions right for the frame, along with checking the hinges, handles and locking mechanism for size.

The plan is to glue the whole thing together, fit the frame, then finally hang the door.

I'm not to worried about making the door, nor am I worried about making the door frame.

What worries me is fitting the two of them together!

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:36 PM

    I hope that plywood facing isn't luan. If so it will not stand up to the weather.

    Make your door first, according to the dimensions you want. Then take the dimensions of the door, add 3mm each way gap + 19mm each way for the jambs + 8-10mm each way for shims. This will be the dimensions of your rough framing.

    Hanging a door is fussy, but not difficult. In a building, the key is to level the threshold and shim plumb the hinge-side jamb. Then mount the door, then shim and install the other jambs and your done.

    On a boat, I am not 100% sure how you go about leveling and plumbing things. Hing-side jamb and threshold square to one another would be a good start.

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  2. Hi Tim

    Love the blog. We have just started to convert our barge and are learning a lot from your site.
    We are hardened old sailors but are looking forward to living the 'lifestyle' permanently. Keep up the good work.

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  3. Hi Anonymous

    Thanks for that.

    Regards

    Tim

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  4. Hi Fran

    Thanks for that.

    I look forward to seeing your progress.

    Regards

    Tim

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  5. Jack

    Thanks for your comments - they are welcome. However, please do not advertise here - it's not appropriate.

    Regards

    Tim

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