We used scrap pieces of baseboard trim - it's 2" wide, about 3/8" thick (give or take), and cut it so it ran past the door jamb about 6" on either side. When my boyfriend suggested it, I didn't really think it was necessary, and I'm sure many people do just fine without it, but we tend to overengineer things The wood jambs did help protect the panels, though, helped the door shut easier and added a little artistic interest to the door.Popobumm wrote:Great tips! I'll have to go pick up some wood trim for the jambs. When you say 36" pieces of 2" wood trim...do you mean 36x2, or is the 2" the thickness of the trim? Sorry I'm not too familiar with woodworking yet.ConnieH wrote: I did a normal style door hinge, with the tape as the hinge running the full length of the hinged side, and the door opening into the yurt. I believe the dimensions were something like 24"x 42". I had to trim down the door just a hair so it would shut easily but snugly. Then I fashioned a two sided velcro closure that you can open and "lock" from either side...it worked pretty well. My boyfriend also reinforced the top and bottom of the door jamb by sandwiching the panel with 36" pieces of 2" wood trim, which kept the top and bottom of the opening from flexing. He drilled a couple holes on either side of the door and ran bolts through the wood and panels. And as many times as we knocked our heads on the top of the jamb, we probably would have broken or cracked the foam if the wood hadn't been there.
Our yurt is planned to be modeled after Jkisha's yurt, with an 8' yurt attached to a 10' yurt, so the planned door should be about 66" x 24". I'm sure the wood panels for the jambs will definitely be needed.
This year we are going to paint our outside wall panels red with white stripes, to look like a barn. Will keep the roof panels silver for sun deflection. It will be interesting to see if the paint has any effect on inside temperature, particularly since it will be a darker color.