With the knowledge that the door was made with solid wood, at least an inch thick, I was really concerned with its weight. As such, I opted to hang it with four hinges. It took a little finagling to get them installed, but nothing I couldn't handle, and I was especially tickled that I was able to do it myself, so that Donna and Kenny were able to see it as a completed and finished door when they performed their daily inspection.
It looked great, until I tried to lift the lid - rats. The lid couldn't lift up completely because it was too close to the walls! I didn't want to build a new platform, just to space the lid out further, so I opted for a more simplistic solution - I cut the lid off the seat altogether. With a handle screwed on, I won temporary approval from Donna for this idea.
Luckily I have some flexibility. For the time being, I have two identical buckets that will work great, and that solution should last for a few years I hope. But, when the time comes to get a new bucket, I can either lay down some boards under the seat to raise the bucket up, or else just cut the top edge off of a bucket to make it fit. No great concern!
Next step, as far as useability is concerned, is to put in a few shelves. There can't be too many places to store things in the outhouse. Oh yes, there needs to be some mechanism to lock the door too. No one wants to surprise, or to be surprised by anyone out there.
There are still a number of steps to take before the outhouse is completed - I may begin my next project before it is totally finished, as there are a few things that are moving up the priority list, and I can think of one or two items I want to do to the outhouse that I can't perform for a week or so yet. Stay tuned, I'll be sure to post the completed outhouse as soon as possible, but I'll also try to keep everyone updated in the meantime. Until then I'll enjoy one of the benefits of the rainy/sunny weather we've been having of late - beautiful rainbows!