It’s been a while since I posted an update on #ProjectWineCellar. Current status is that I’m trying to finish up the insulated door. I filled my door frame with foam board insulation, added a skin of 1/4″ plywood, and then added trim for appearance. The result is a 5 inch thick door, insulated to R-21, that looks like all the other old doors in house. Next step: Hinges. #wine

Posted on February 8, 2024

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I got the first layer of foam insulation installed in the door and sealed with spray foam (to form a vapor barrier). Trimming the spray foam took longer than expected, so the rest of the insulation will have to wait until next time. #ProjectWineCellar #wine #woodworking

Posted on January 1, 2024

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Blocking, take two. Now on the latch side where I can actually screw into it when adding knobs and a hasp. All in all, if I had to screw up the door, this is about the best possible way to screw it up. It will all be hidden inside the door and it doesn’t really hurt anything. #ProjectWineCellar #wine #woodworking

Posted on December 31, 2023

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Well crap. I just realized that I glued the blocking to the wrong side of the door. I glued it to the hinge side instead of the latch side where it belongs. The glue is set, and they aren’t moving, so I guess I’ll do it all over again, only on the right side this time. Ugh. 🤦‍♂️ #ProjectWineCellar #wine #woodworking

Posted on December 31, 2023

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Got blocking for the doorknob and hasp glued into the door frame. Everything is clamped into place, so now I’ll let it dry overnight. Hopefully I’ll be able to cut insulation tomorrow. #ProjectWineCellar #wine #woodworking

Posted on December 31, 2023

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Got the door’s diagonal brace screwed to the frame with metal straps, and glued to the face. Weighing down the brace with bags of sand and gravel while the glue dries. Now we wait… #ProjectWineCellar #wine #woodworkingA homemade door frame built with 2x4 lumber, laying one a makeshift bench made of plywood. The door frame has a diagonal brace made of a 1x4. On the brace sits three bags of sand and gravel.

Posted on December 31, 2023

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Today I cut, beveled, and tapered all the framing lumber for the door. Then I screwed together the rough frame and glued and nailed the outside skin. Tomorrow I fill the cavity with bracing and insulation. #ProjectWineCellar #wine #woodworking

Posted on December 30, 2023

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To get the door to R-21 will take (3° 1°)/2 inches of foam insulation. That plus skin and trim will bring the total thickness to 5 inches. Which means the latch side needs to be sharply beveled in order to clear the jamb. So the outside will be a half inch wider than the inside. #ProjectWineCellar #wine #woodworking

Posted on December 30, 2023

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