Creating an isolated shed door in plywood
If you have a shed in your backyard, chances are you know how important it is to keep it secure and well-maintained. One of the most important components of any shed is the door, as it not only provides access to your stored items but also plays a significant role in keeping them safe from the elements and potential intruders. However, over time, even the sturdiest doors can wear down, which is when you need to consider a replacement. And what could be more satisfying than building the new door yourself with the help of a CNC machine?
I replaced the worn-down shed door with a new insulated one made from plywood using a CNC machine. All the components were cut out from one 12mm plywood sheet (1200x2400), and the door was isolated with 5cm rockwool. It also included an integrated fastener for a padlock to ensure maximum security. The door is 550mm x 1100mm.
The onshape file for the project is located here - fork it and tweak it as you see fit:
The files are exported as dxf from onshape.
|All components milled with CNC machine
|Using wood glue to secure all joints
|2mm holes added in the design for screws. I used 20mm torx for the job
|Base of door ready for isolation
|Isolation cut and added to the door
|Front of door added - door complete!
|Starting with frame. Ensuring that all corners are 90degree
|I also milled cuts for the hinges. In retorspect these should have been at least 2mm deeper
|Door and frame complete!
|Door installed before painting and fixing around
|Also including a snapshot of the lock design