A bear ripped the door to our shed in half. It was cheap T11-1 (?)
fiberboard. I got 5/8" B/C (?) plywood to replace it. Also got some
new 1x4" fer trim and new 2x4" for reinforcement. My question is,
should I mount all the other lumber on the door prior to hanging or
can I add the trim/etc after hanging? I'm afraid the former is the
proper answer cuz of weight, but will make one-man (me!) hanging more
difficult. Any tips?
To give you a serious answer, better to do it before, but for a shed make
your life simple.After is almost as good.
Assuming you are building a new door, make the frame about one inch smaller
than the finished size on all except the hinge side(s). This will allow you
to trim at install or later if needed.
Using truss plates at the 4 corners, along with diagonal bracing and you may
never need to trim it.
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Why do you want to hang the door. What did the door do to deserve to
be hung? Seems to me the bear is the one who should be hung. But if
you do hang the bear, be sure to use a very heavy steel cable because
the bear will chew right thru a rope. Even if you decide to hang the
door, you should know that in the United States it's illegal to do a
hanging without a court order. The judge has to sentence the criminal
to be hung. It dont seem to me the door did any criminal activities,
so I doubt a judge will find it guilty and sentence it to a hanging.
Contace law enforcement before you do anything further or YOU might be
the one who is prosecuted and possibly even hung.
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