How to make a custom Exterior Door?
To All Our Valued Customers, Over the past few years, the Covid 19 Pandemic has forced us to adapt and change the way we do things on a day-to-day basis. Florida Lumber is no exception. To make sure that we remain strong and competitive in the market for the years to come, Florida Lumber has had to adjust and change our vision for the future. In the last 2 years, we have stopped selling Sheetrock and drywall products, roofing felt and roofing materials, and have even closed on Saturdays.
Over the last few months, we have been transitioning our way out of the door supply business so on August 31, 2022, our door shop will stop assembling doors. We will continue liquidating our doors from inventory until we are out of material.
Some customers have asked if we are closing or even moving locations. To set the story straight, we are not closing or selling the business and we are not moving. These changes are all part of our new vision and path to continue serving South Florida and increasing our footprint in the construction supply industry.
Our focus is going to be on Lumber, Construction Materials, Rebar Fabrication and Rebar Accessories. As we have liquidated some of the items that we don’t sell anymore we have created more space to buy a larger volume of our core items and pass on the savings to our customers.
In the next year you will start seeing changes that will help improve our ability to serve you, our customers. We appreciate your business and your patience as Florida Lumber’s new vision becomes reality.
A Todos Nuestros Valiosos Clientes En los ultimos anos, la pandemia de el Virus (Covid 19) nos ha forzado a adaptarnos y cambiar la forma de hacer cosas en el dia a dia. Florida Lumber no ha sido una excepcion.
Para asegurarnos de mantenernos fuertes y competitivos en el mercado en los anos venideros, Florida Lumber ha tenido que ajustar y cambiar nuestra vision para el futuro. En los dos ultimos anos hemos dejado de vender los productos de yeso (sheetrock), paneles de yeso (drywall), tela asfaltica (roofing felt), materiales de techo y cerramos los Sabados. En los ultimos meses, hemos estado en transicion para salir del negocio de suministro de puertas, en Agosto 31, del 2022 nuestra tienda de puertas dejara de construir y/o cortar puertas. Vamos a continuar liquidando nuestro inventario de puertas haste que terminemos todo el material. Algunos de nuestros clientes han preguntado si estamos cerrando o si nos estamos moviendo a otra localidad. La verdad es que no estamos cerrando, no estamos vendiendo y no estamos cambiando de localidad. Estos cambios son todos parte de nuestra nueva vision y camino a continuar sirviendo al estado sur de la Florida y incrementar nuestras huellas en la industria de suministros de construccion.
paneles de yeso (drywall), tela asfaltica (roofing felt), materiales de techo y cerramos los Sabados.
En los ultimos meses, hemos estado en transicion para salir del negocio de suministro de puertas, en Agosto 31, del 2022 nuestra tienda de puertas dejara de construir y/o cortar puertas.
Vamos a continuar liquidando nuestro inventario de puertas haste que terminemos todo el material. Algunos de nuestros clientes han preguntado si estamos cerrando o si nos estamos moviendo a otra localidad.
La verdad es que no estamos cerrando, no estamos vendiendo y no estamos cambiando de localidad. Estos cambios son todos parte de nuestra nueva vision y camino a continuar sirviendo al estado sur de la Florida y incrementar nuestras huellas en la industria de suministros de construcción.
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Often it is said that every door has something to say about you and your lovely home. People tend to buy exterior doors that match their taste and home décor, but hardly people think of creating their own.
How to make an exterior door?
How does it feel if you can make your door and customize it according to your taste? Great right? Yes, you can have your custom door built on your own and without depending on somebody else to fit it for you.
If you are a beginner and wondering about how to make a custom exterior door, then you need to keep certain important points in mind like what are the materials required to make a door, what are the steps to follow, and more.
The main outline that one needs to make before going into the main job is:
> One needs to draw an inner view of the door
> An overall idea of the door frame
> A basic plan of the door, how you want it to look like
After you are done making the scratch work, you need to make a list of the raw materials that are required for the work to get completed smoothly. One would need some of the following or more:
> Wooden ply
> Planks of wood
> Nails and screws
> Set of locks
While you arrange the raw materials for your project of making exterior doors for your house, then you also need to have a set of tools that would be very essential, like a hammer, clamps, glue, brushes for painting, and much more, which would help you have a basic idea about making your custom door.
After you are done arranging all the materials and tools required for the job and you also have a clear idea about the design of the door overall, you need to get started.
Additional read: THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CUSTOM DOORS – BENEFITS, DESIGN, COST
The following steps might help you build your custom door very quickly:
> You need to make a proper design of the door be it using graphics or normal paint.
> By this time, you must already have an idea how your door would look, be it the width, length, depth, and everything else that matters.
> Now comes the fitting part, one has to make the fittings in a way that it doesn’t break when it's time for the door to contract and expand.
> Make places and join the pieces together and assemble the rest of the pieces.
> For a perfect look, you need to paint the door in the color you want.
> After you are done with the paint, you can coat it with some waterproof paint as well, to protect it from both sun and rain.
> Now comes the installation part and it has to be nicely installed with a nice lockset.
Number of Layers
While learning about how to make a custom exterior door, you also need to know that exterior doors are made with materials suiting the environment of the particular place. This increases the longevity of the door and protects the home as well. Exterior doors come in basic three options, which you should know while making an exterior door for yourself.
> One layer- This type of door layering is mainly for the temperate climatic regions which doesn’t require much insulation.
> Two layers- Mainly made for the homes having moderate or mild climate and need a bit of insulation, need these two-layered doors.
> Three layers- The last and most effective layer for the doors of the cold regions, that doesn’t allow the outer cold to enter the house and inner warmth to leave as well. This ensures the full protection of your house.
Material of Construction
Going to a shop and buying a door is easy but that lets you get a suitable one that somewhat matches your idea and taste, but when it comes to making one for yourself then you can exactly create what you want.
So, for creating your personalized door, you need to have the following set of materials ready:
> A pencil for marking
> A dust protection mask
> 2-3 Wooden ply
> 3-4 Planks of wood
> Some Nails and screws
> Sheets of insulation foam
> Glue for pasting the wood
> Drill machine for drilling
> A set of clamps along with a tape for measuring
> Set of locks
The exact figures for all the materials vary according to your need and requirement, so you need to buy accordingly.
While you want to create your custom door, you need to have your tool kit, that would help you in building one like: A hand saw, drill machine, a set of chisels, a square tool, glue, brushes to paint, and some more.
When you have the will and ability to create something like an exterior door, then you should build it. At the same time, let us protect our doors as they do.