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Old 01-26-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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I am wondering to guys have idea's on build double doors for a shed, the reason I am asking is because I would like to be able rip full sheets of plywood on my 10'' Unisaw. I would like the hinges be on the inside like and entry door and it has a door knob on it.

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You mean you want those wide doors on your shed so you have the room to cut the plywood? That sounds like a big project for something you might not need very often. Why don't you just take the saw outside or cut the plywood with a skilsaw?

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Old 01-26-2012, 03:52 PM   #3
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It might not be good idea. I was talking about ripping plywood for built-ins and things of that nature.
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My shed is only a 10x12.
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If I understand right you will have to start outside and go through the double doors with your plywood.
What I do is use a 8' homemade saw guide somethng like this, even use sacrficial 2x4 and set saw to just cut through plywood. Then when have I have smaller pieces I use the tablesaw.
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You can make door out of plywood and 2x4 on the flat around the edge. Get heavy duty door hinges, 3 on each side. If you want it not to warp use good straight grain lumber fir or something not regular SPF 2x4.

You could also get 2 36" exterior doors, insulated or solid wood and make a double door out of them. Depends how nice the shed is and what you want to spend.
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ok! The shed need fixing first.
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CJ, you have a unisaw in your shed? Man, I thought I was crowded with my unisaw in my shop.
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Yes I do, I need to put it on a mobile base.
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Yes I do, I need to put it on a mobile base.
I plan on doing that also.
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What do you build?
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If a sheet of plywood is 8' long your not going to be cutting a whole sheet inside that building. You need a bigger shed or garage to do that kind of cutting.
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or a panel saw or a saw guide and circular saw
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:47 PM   #14
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Yes. You can build doors. One of the quickest ways is to make frames out of 1x6s to the size you need and laminate sheets of 1/2" exterior plywood to each side of them. Use waterproof glue and clamp the heck out of them. Make sure you keep them well painted and they'll last for a long time.
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I was thinking about using 2x4's for the frame and 1/2'' CDX plywood for the middle.

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