Doors and Gates Tutorial

Doors and gates are a very important part of most buildings, but sometimes they can be a challenge to design. Today we’ll be taking a look at 3 designs that we’ve found work well.

We’ll start off with a design that is quite simple, but elegant. Some gold 1×2 pyramid slopes add a little bit of decoration, without being very piece intensive or complicated. The main thing to consider with this design, at least when building it in dark brown, is the placement of the plates on the back, which is shown in the next picture.


2×6 plates and a few 1×2 plates make the strongest design, but you can also do it with more 1x2s, as shown in the¬†door on the right.


The next door design creates a curved top using 4×4 corner wedge plates.


On top of the bottom plates, add some tiles oriented vertically to give a nice wood-grain look. Make sure to leave a few studs open so that we can connect door handles and hinges.


There are lots of ways to make handles and hinges, but for this particular design I used 1×1 tile with clip, and bar holder with handles.


See what other fun part combinations you can implement as door hinges or handles.


Our final door in this tutorial is more of a generic door. Start off with a 4×6 plate, and add some tiles, like several of our other designs. Again, be sure to leave a few studs exposed so that we can connect the handle and hinges.


A centering piece and some 1×1 tiles with clip will allow us to add them.


Again, I used bar holder with handles as the hinges, but I swapped the handle out for a 1×1 plate with vertical clip.


You can also shrink this design to 3 studs wide.


We hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and as always, let us know if you have suggestions for future tutorials in the comments!

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