Attic conversion acess doors

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Project by aaronmolloy posted 07-03-2010 11:54 PM 2414 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this door for an attic conversion in my house the door sits in a custom made rebated door frame. I put a grove in the rebate on this door frame to suit a 1/2 hour incumesent strip for the soul purpose of stopping any possible draught there might be from the eaves the loft. The doors are made from douglas fir 3×1 1/2 stock with a 1/2’’ douglas fir panel and matching bolection moulding. I used wedged mortise and tennon joint with mahogony wedges to contrast with the douglas fir. The doors are hung on 2 brass butt hinges and yes i used flat head brass screws for the proffesional finish. I hope to lacquer these doors in the coming weeks and will keep you up to date on the finishing process. So comments are welcome let me know what u think.

-- A. Molloy

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#1 posted 07-04-2010 02:34 AM

Love the concept and detail, sure a cut above my $36 pull down stair/door. Nice Work!

-- Smitty

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#2 posted 07-04-2010 03:03 AM

Neat idea.

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#3 posted 07-04-2010 11:03 AM

Well i was thinking about this already and yeah you could use this as a pull down door if you could hook up the hinge mechanisms to the door. I’ve got 3 more of these doors to make for another attic conversion but they are much taller and i have to spray them high gloss white

-- A. Molloy

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#4 posted 07-05-2010 05:26 PM

See attics deserve a nice door also.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 06-10-2017 01:52 PM

You did a nice job on this door.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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