Replacing a Bulkhead Door, Images 18-23

Assembling the Cap: These days I always use cellular PVC for exterior trim projects — primarily Kleer (, as that's the brand my lumberyard stocks. I always use pocket screws as well as PVC glue for fast, strong joints. I mount a Kreg bench clamp to my portable worktable and use a Kreg Mini jig to drill the holes.

Assembling the Cap: I made the cap out of 3/4-inch stock and applied glue.

Assembling the Cap: I screwed the top together.

Assembling the Cap: To add a tapered vertical skirt to match the pressure-treated wood frame, I cut tapered sides with my track saw.

Assembling the Cap: I applied glue to the tapered sides pieces.

Assembling the Cap: I screwed the tapered side pieces to the top.

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