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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Not bad for my first one out of PVC.. ;).

This covers the elec. meter, a gas line for a dryer, the outdoor speaker controls,
the phone NID, and the cable junction.

Thanks Loneframer for the door idea :thumbsup:

Sorry the pictures are so big, I can't figure out how to resize in photobucket.



 

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Holy Moses! That looks like furniture right there.:eek: Nice work.:thumbup:
That gives me an idea to conceil my garbage cans.:shifty:
 

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Question, why did you make the rails overlap the styles?

Looks good though.
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
I flashed the top with white coil stock caulked underneath to the PVC top,
and run up behind the siding.
If you look at the top right you can see the down bend over the edge.
The sides are caulked at the J with Quad, that stuff is awesome. :thumbsup:
Flashing wouldn't have worked in the vertical.

Leo, I'm not sure what you are referring to?
Do you mean the overhang on the case sides?
 

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Normally door styles go full length of the door and the rails travel between them.
 

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I did them that way because I felt the arch top piece would have looked weird due to the small level reveal I left on either side of the arch.

I was confused because the doors aren't really 'style and rail' doors.
The doors are actually 2 layers of 3/8 PVC laminated.
I basically made the styles and rails and laminated them to a full dimension piece of 3/8.

I just thought the vertical seam on the arch would look bad.
When I make wood doors your way is how I do them with my Freud bits.
 

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You're forgiven :laughing:
 

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ooooh I really like that. Awesome idea to cover up all those ugly boxes and pipes and conduit and all that other crap :thumbup:
 
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LOOKS great, nice job, i am curious about movement (swelling) messing with those nice tight reveals, do you think it will be a factor?. G
 

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LOOKS great, nice job, i am curious about movement (swelling) messing with those nice tight reveals, do you think it will be a factor?. G
They actually look closer than they are, about 1/8 to 3/16
I always thought PVC was real stable but hopefully I won't have any issues.
 

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is there a lap joint in the door to allow water that comes into the door opening to run outside? Looks great-I'm gong to save your picture as inspiration for an outside kids toy cabinet :)
 

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Discussion Starter · #17 · (Edited)
is there a lap joint in the door to allow water that comes into the door opening to run outside? Looks great-I'm gong to save your picture as inspiration for an outside kids toy cabinet :)
I think what you mean is there a way for water that gets inside the cabinet to get out?

Yes, the cabinet sits on the decking. Anything that gets in will run thru the decking or under the cabinet.
There is some gap space at the bottom between the cabinet and deck.

The cabinet is backless and bottomless. Essentially a face frame with a carcass sides and top only.
The siding is still on the wall inside the cabinet. I didn't get any construction pictures. :sad:

Also minimal screws were used. All glued together with Gorilla PVC glue
and Bondfill http://www.bondfill.com/ The Gorilla dries white as well.

All screws and hinges are stainless steel http://www.cdepot.org/stainless-Hinges.htm
 

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One other interesting tidbit.

The customer and I have been debating about an enclosure for about 2 years.
I couldn't come up with a solution that wouldn't either rot or look like a small shed.

After looking at some of the stuff Loneframer did with doors the idea hit me.

BTW they love it. :clap:
 

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That looks very good.:thumbsup:

I like the look and the proportions.
Love that it won't rot too.

Very cool.
 
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