Door Fitting Stand

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Jitender, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    This is stand I made a few years ago using 95 x 38mm CLS. There are 2 in total and stand in opposite directions to each other.

    What do other people do?

    Door Stand.jpg
  2. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    A bit of 4"x2" and a wedge, generally don't bother with anything though.
  3. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    How about this?

    Door Stand 2.jpg
  4. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Way too complicated, a bit of 4"x2" on edge, cut a rebate into the top edge about 2" deep, one side square, one angled in plan, put the door in the rebate and tosh it tight with a finger wedge.
    Made from scraps using hand tools.
    Generally I just stand over the door and use the vice like grip of my inner thighs...
  5. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    The wedge one is quicker to make.
    Door Stand 3.jpg
  6. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    That would take longer to make than the time it would save unless all you did were doors.
    I love a good jig but judging if it is cost effective is an art.
  7. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Just tip the Workmate onto it's side and use it to clamp one end.

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
  8. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    I'm going to try and make this tomorrow Door Stand 2 Revised.jpg .
  9. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    The only thing I would use a workmate for is to hold an inverted router.
  10. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    You have far too much time on your hands :):)
  11. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    I have now, being made redundant at the end of the month.
  12. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    The last time I got made redundant was the best thing that ever happened to me. It stopped me drifting along and made me concentrate on what I wanted to do.
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  13. Drinking and exposing oneself on fora?
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  14. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Must say I've got the Black and Decker Workmate, must have had it 30 years or so and its been a great use to me - diy only

    Got a bench built in my garage with a mounted vice but the portability of the WorkMate is great

    Have an offcut of 18mm ply with 2 spaced batons screwed to underside that I clamp in Workmate to extend table size

    This is then great to sit wet tile cutter or circular saw on and makes a rock solid platform

    Couple years ago was taking garden rubbish to local tip and there was a Workmate sitting there in metal skip. Looked in perfect condition so gave the supervisor a fiver and the Workmate was mine

    Have fitted the odd door and can clamp the door between the 2 workmates, great for planning down and cutting hinge rebates

    Probably seen more as a diy'er gadget but more than happy with mine
  15. nigel willson

    nigel willson Screwfix Select

    I also have a B+D workmate thats been used for the last 30yrs + slightly bend ( transit, mine backed into it) and had a few new tops on used for allsorts. have used it to hold doors with the aid of 2 bits of 2x1.
  16. GoodwithWood

    GoodwithWood Active Member

    Used to have one of those I made as an apprentice many, many years ago. Wedge joined to the block with a length of sash cord.

    Ditto, unless I'm using a hinge jig, then I pop the door into the end of a workmate (never tried it turned it on its side). As it holds the door well above knee height I find it a lot more stable than a block and wedge.
  17. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Never thought about a bit of sash, the wedge got lost after every job, and then the block got lost and then you can't be bothered with a workmate as any tool you put on it falls off and then the catches start sticking and the feet fall off and the bits that hold the legs out break...
  18. GoodwithWood

    GoodwithWood Active Member

    I must admit the only time the workmate ends up on a job is when there are lots of doors to fit. It then becomes handy to plonk a plane, router, chisels etc. on while fitting. Otherwise its a couple of saw horses and a sheet of ply.
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  19. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    Done something useful today.

    Got 2 x stands made, some work left to finish off. ended up using 44 x 145mm redwood.




  20. TimberTech

    TimberTech Member

    i have a foot operated steele stand, a proper job not home made
    acquired it years ago from a shop fitting firm had two originally but let one go to a mate, i find it really handy it tightens and holds the door tight as you lower it in and when u need to release it just use the foot release and out it comes.
    i have never seen them on sale and never seen any in use anywhere either but if i did i would buy another.
    will take a pic if anyone is interested, also trend do a handy little stand also


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