Shed doors are usually mounted in place with surface-mounted hinges. These hinges are nice, strong and easy to install.

The problem is they’re not that secure; even if you have a good padlock on the door, someone could just come with a wrench, take out the screws and pull the door right off.

The solution is to remove one screw from each hinge and replace it with a carriage bolt. A carriage bolt has a rounded head and someone can’t use a wrench to take it off. 

So, on the inside, you just put on a washer and nut and tighten it up. There’s no way someone could take that hinge off and bust into your shed.

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Joe Truini

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Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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