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Installation of wooden entrance door

Upon finishing assembling of entrance door, we can see the real sizes of the door panel, and can adjust the door frame to them.

Installation of wooden entrance door

Join pillars with crossbars.

Installation of wooden entrance door

When all parts of door panel were fit up, the elements of angle joints were partially cut off. If you have no experience of making such items, be careful: it may turn out to be a bit incorrect (see the image).

Installation of wooden entrance door

It is clear that everything still holds together, but not as solid as before.

but not as solid as before.

We have decided not to make it over. The connection is stable, and crevices can be filled up with wooden wedges. To provide additional strengthening, we fixed metal angles.

fixed metal angles

Fix back plates to side structures. The second end of these plates will be fixed on the bars in the door frame.

fixed metal angles

Before installing the door case in the frame, put two layers of insulation in the low aperture.

Before installing the door

The case is installed in the aperture, wedged by small wooden wedges, and is accurately put on the levels and by wall surface.

installed in the aperture

When the door case is finally fixed on its place, you can screw back plates to the beam in the door frame.

fixed on its place

The next step is to embed hinges into the door panel. Since the door is heavy, we have decided to use 4 door hinges with bearings instead of 2.

embed hinges into the door panel.

After that, door panel with embed hinges is put close to the door case and is installed on required height with the help od wooden desks laid under it. When the door is installed, you can screw the hinges to the case with the help of wood screws.

When the door is installed

The door is installed! If you make everything correctly, it will seat in instantly, and will be closed without any problems.

The door is installed!

The next step is installation of door lock with a handle.

installation of door lock with a handle

The last step is to wall up the crevices between the door frame and walls of the blockhouse.

door

This is what we get in the result:

door

door

Now we only need to color the door and the door frame, but it can be done when the weather becomes warmer.

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