retter
Thought of building a new workshop once the winter is done. This will be built as an extension to the house. I am looking for some good windows and doors. I have already shortlisted a few windows but I am leaning more towards awning (https://www.clerawindows.com/windows/styles/awning . Can anybody suggest what door material would last in the long run with little maintenance. Any tips on this would be great. Thanks in advance.
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Hank Rearden
I can tell you that I've been gathering building supplies for awhile now. We use to have spring clean up when the garbage company would take anything. People would load the streets with junks and building surplus. Now they'll take it anytime. So, when I see a home being remodeled and watch for the picks on garbage day. I know you're thinking trash digger. But, most folks around here are glad to see things being reused rather than filling the land fill. That said I've got a solid wood exterior door,  It was on a home built in the late twenties. Straight and solid all those years exposed to the elements. I'm sure it has enough years left for me.

I picked two good windows as well. Good luck with your finds. One other thing you might look for is a rehab center. Something like a goodwill. I'm not sure if it is a franchise or what. I know they have one in the city for good reusable building supplies in Harrisburg PA. They might have one in your area.
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jmccustomknives
Well if you looking for stuff on the cheap you can try a place like 84 Lumber.  Contractors will order stuff in and it's wrong or somethings changed.  Since it's special ordered the contractor has to pay for it and the store will let it go cheap.  I'd go with a steel door, but nothing will last if not cared for.

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Yves
We have doors that are made of hemlock, like the walls of our barn. They have never been painted or otherwise cared for. They are 125 years old. In fact I plan on moving my forge in a part of the barn and will stil use the same doors.
The alternative to getting old is not interesting.
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Hank Rearden
Hemlock is beautiful.
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Scrambler82
retter,
How is the shop coming along ?
I recently put up a steel shop/barn yet to wire it up, it take time and effort to get the shop straighten out, everything put in its place !

Luck / Ltr
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