Author Topic: Using a door as a gate  (Read 433 times)

Using a door as a gate
« on: May 26, 2020, 08:38:10 am »
Currently tucked away in my shed I have what was the door from dining room to kitchen before this was made open plan. However it's a sturdy door with glass in and I think this may once have been the back door before the outhouse which is our downstairs bathroom was linked onto the back of the house to become the kitchen.

I need to put a gate or door and fence up between my neighbours garden and mine as they've had building work and moved their shed which used to act as a fence. If the door is kept painted will it be suitable to use outside?

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Re: Using a door as a gate
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 09:30:58 am »
Despite being painted I would suggest not - exterior stuff like gates really need to be made of treated timber - chances are the paint will flake quite quickly and the rain/damp will do its worst.

Rob

Re: Using a door as a gate
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 10:13:22 am »
Paint is not impervious to water.

The type of joints used in doors will swell, split and wreck the door very quickly outside.
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Re: Using a door as a gate
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2020, 08:17:18 pm »
Coat it in epoxy resin. It'll be fine.
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