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Lets see if I can explain this well enough, I am building a chicken coop for the wife. Nothing fancy, just a backyard coop. My plan was to make my own door for the thing.

So, the question is, the vertical boards typically run the entire length, top to bottom, of the door opening. The horizontal boards fit between the verticals at whatever length is needed to fit the door opening. Is there any reason I can't do that opposite, because I don't have any leftovers long enough to span the entire vertical length. I would if I used the horizontals across the entire top and bottom of the door opening.

Does that make sense?

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Lets see if I can explain this well enough, I am building a chicken coop for the wife. Nothing fancy, just a backyard coop. My plan was to make my own door for the thing.

So, the question is, the vertical boards typically run the entire length, top to bottom, of the door opening. The horizontal boards fit between the verticals at whatever length is needed to fit the door opening. Is there any reason I can't do that opposite, because I don't have any leftovers long enough to span the entire vertical length. I would if I used the horizontals across the entire top and bottom of the door opening.

Does that make sense?
I wonder how much is tradition, how much is the traditional way looks better and how much is that the traditional way of full length stiles may have some strength benefit.

This is only a chicken coop. I say go for the full width rails and make the stiles fit between.
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I thought it wouldn't matter one way or the other. Thanks for the reassurance. If there were to be a major structural difference, i would rather do it correct the first time.

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You could do full rails. But if you are making this coop for your wife, I would make up with her and let her back in the house.






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At the rate i'm going I might be sleeping in it.

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I am building a chicken coop for the wife...
If you were any kind of gentleman you'd let her sleep on the couch!

When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did — in his
sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.

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