How to Make a Plywood Hinged Door

If you are building a tree house or want to enclose an attic or shed, you can make a plywood hinged door. This project is simple, requiring no extensive carpentry or woodworking skills. You will need several tools and a sheet of pressure-treated plywood, which you can buy at any home-improvement store or lumber yard. Once you have your sheet of plywood, fabricating the door is a straightforward job.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure

  • Pencil

  • Eye protection

  • Circular saw

  • 120-grit sandpaper

  • Sander

  • Wood sealer

  • Paintbrush

  • Hinges

  • Stainless steel screws

  • Screw gun

  • Door handle

Step 1

Measure the height and width of the opening in which you are going to install the plywood door, using a tape measure.

Step 2

Measure and mark cut lines on the plywood with your tape measure and a pencil.

Step 3

Place the plywood on a table or workbench. Put on eye protection and cut along the lines drawn on the plywood with a circular saw.

Step 4

Attach 120-grit sandpaper to a sander and sand the piece of plywood to smooth it and take off any splinters.

Step 5

Apply a coat of wood sealer to the plywood using a paintbrush and allow to dry as long as directed by the manufacturer.

Step 6

Fasten hinges to the plywood door, placing one several inches from the top and from the bottom, using stainless steel screws and a screw gun, then screw a door handle to the front of the plywood. You can now hang your plywood hinged door.

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