primitive shed door

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Project by Gittyup posted 05-14-2016 12:32 PM 2153 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m building a koi pond and I needed a filter house. This is the door I put on the filter house. Simple and works great. I used P.T. 2×12 biscuit joined and then lapped with 1×6s, glued and screwed. Door latch works by sliding the knob left/right. Silly wooden fish covers the slot. I looked at a lot of primitive door latches and was surprised to not see one quite like this. I didn’t need it to be completely weather tight. I just needed something to keep the critters out. The building is completely covered in earth except for a retaining wall around the doorway and there are no windows. So I put in a “telescope” vent pipe on one end and drilled a hole in the door for some ventilation. And door is hardly sealed too. I covered the hole on the outside with the cast iron fish raised up about 1/2”. And the screen is to keep bats and squirrels out.

-- tel

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#1 posted 05-14-2016 12:34 PM

BTW, the keeps are hickory. Waxed and slide works so very easily.

-- tel

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#2 posted 05-14-2016 04:18 PM

Nice look! I like the rock work too.

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#3 posted 05-14-2016 04:49 PM

That’s really rustic cool looking.

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#4 posted 05-14-2016 06:43 PM

Thanks. I’ll try to get a picture from further back to show the rock work. The sun was in my face when I took these photos. So, I had to get close to block the sun.

-- tel

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#5 posted 05-14-2016 11:34 PM

Lot’s of interesting things going on here. I can incorporate some into some of the things that I do. Thanks for showing this.

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#6 posted 05-15-2016 11:23 PM

Picture from further away for those interested in the stone work.

-- tel

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#7 posted 05-16-2016 04:12 PM

I like it, really nice….. Nice plants as well smile

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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