Entrance door in the Craftsman/A&C style

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Project by goggy posted 02-23-2010 05:53 AM 5351 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine has an odd size side entrance door and purchasing a custom door was too expensive. As a belated Christmas gift, I built her this door. Made of 8/4 mohogany, this project features loose tenon joinery and true divided insulated window lites. It’s finished off with grain filler, general finishes mohogany gel stain and spar urethane. Believe it or not, the insulated glass was almost as much as the lumber! Thanks for allowing me to share this project.

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#1 posted 02-23-2010 05:59 AM

Looks a lot like our fiberglass version from ThermaTru – yours is infinitely nicer of course! Beautiful.

-- Darren

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#2 posted 02-23-2010 06:08 AM

Thats a beautiful door.

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#3 posted 02-23-2010 06:31 AM

Really very very beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 02-23-2010 12:11 PM

Beautiful door! Very nicely done! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 02-23-2010 04:30 PM

Great job. Very true to the style.

I’ve always wondered about this: can you just go to a glass shop and buy insulated glass panes? How thick is an insulated pane like these? Can you order a custom size?

-ChickenChicken (Nebraska)

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#6 posted 02-23-2010 05:23 PM

That’s phenomenal! I’ve always had a thing for Arts & Crafts doors. She must’ve been blown away.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#7 posted 02-23-2010 06:16 PM

Beautiful gift. Lucky friend.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 02-23-2010 06:30 PM

Wow, that is a nice gift. I was going to say that she was must have clearly been on the “nice list” to warrant such a nice gift- but then – hmmm… Anyway beautiful door, thanks for sharing it with us.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#9 posted 02-24-2010 01:21 AM

Yes, you can go to a glass shop and order insulated glass in pretty much any size. In my case, each pane was under 1sq. foot which is where pricing begins so I paid the minimum charge. As for thickness, I chose 3/8 inch thick but was told I could get thinner panes or as thick as one inch without any increase in price. Btw, I paid $20 per pane from The Glass Doctor here in the Cleveland area and got the lumber from LL Johnson Lumber in Michigan (or should I say, as a buckeye fan, ” that state up north”).

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