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bsfisher 10-25-2009 12:27 PM

building a door jamb w/2x6 stock ???
I'm building a 12x12 shed (with 6'3" high side walls) and I'd like to just put in one steel entry door. I purchased a VERY GOOD 36" steel entry door from our Local Habitat Restore place for only $12 with NO door jamb. I need to reverse the hinges becasue I want the door to swing out instead of swinging inside to avoid hitting my 2nd rafter and to give me more working room inside. I know I can buy a 36" jamb kit at lowes for around $70 but I was wondering if I can just put this door in a 2x6 frame (top & both sides) and just purchase the 36" entry sill on the bottom of my 2x6 door jamb? and do I leave a 1/16 or 1/8 around the top,bottom and strike plate sides and install 1x for the door stop and magnetic weather seal etc... has anyone done this with 2x6 stock or know of a site with pics? I know 2x6 is beefy but I'm a beefy kinda guy :laughing::thumbup::hammer:

oh'mike 10-25-2009 01:50 PM

Why not?

If you have a table saw you could do a one piece jamb like the store bought ones.

Framing lumber is not very rot resistant,prime all sides and paint well.

bsfisher 10-25-2009 03:34 PM

why not
why not even use treated 2x6, no priming or painting required, will outlast the whole structure and I can stain/seal it next year when I stain/seal my new deck. Even use a treated 2x6 for a threshold and put a bevel on it:hammer:

oh'mike 10-25-2009 03:41 PM

They shrink to much,Treated thresh might work.

bsfisher 10-25-2009 03:56 PM

Oh yea...shrinkage
Ohhhh yeaaaa....yikes...shrinkage...

a good piece of 2x6 fur or redwood still might be better than pine, correct???

oh'mike 10-25-2009 04:38 PM


Gary in WA 10-25-2009 06:53 PM

Le3arn all you can, first:
Be safe, Gary

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