I am thinking about challenging myself to create a full , human size door version of one of these. Ideally, the whole thing including the frame out of wood as I have no experience with metal.
Dimensions, around 75cm wide by 208cm high.
Has anyone ever made one of these? Any advice? I can find some tutorials on youtube but mostly smaller cabinet things. I would like it to be this style (where the slats roll up into a circle, rather than moving across the roof like a garage door. The big unknowns I have are:
- How to understand how the big the roller housing needs to be, and more importantly, how the slats actually roll around inside it.
- How to connect the slats together in a way that allows them to curl around - tutorials seem to suggest simply gluing material to the back? Would that be strong enough?
- How to make it so that it doesn’t fall down when open
- At that size would it be too heavy to lift?
Any advice would be much appreciate, even if its just, ‘its really hard, just buy one!’