11 Mar. 2002|
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Nowadays with emphasis on doing everything yourself, knowing how to make a door canopy is not something extraordinary. Making a wood DIY door canopy might seem a little daunting initially but it can be achieved with comparative ease. This detachment needs to extend at least 1 foot on either side of the door and at least 3 foot above the door. Assembling the canopy and lifting it once can be done by using temporary wooden braces as supports.
Contributing editor Scott McBride replies: Building an overhang, or entrance canopy, is fairly straightforward (see drawing).
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Place temporary supports (a couple of 2x4s will do) at each outside corner to hold the entrance canopy level as you install the brackets.
Alternatively, you can build the whole thing on the ground and lift it onto the brackets, then bolt it in place.The brackets are usually constructed of 4x4s.
A tall wall, such as the front wall of an open two-story stair hall, will be more prone to deformation from the torquing action of a heavy canopy than will a wall that is braced by an intervening second floor.Finally, the farther down on the wall the diagonal brace reaches, the more it acts like a post.