First try at veneer work

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Project by woodguy34 posted 07-05-2010 10:38 PM 2999 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first posting so bear with me. This front entry door was my first try at veneer work and boy was I a nervous wreck! The wood veneer panels are bookmatched burl maple, if you notice it is matched from center of door in all directions on both sides of the door. The frame a trim on the slab is 1/4 inch birch. Glass panels(not shown installed yet) are sheets of glass with air bubbles blown in it for a cool look. The door unit included two side lights as well. The finished door unit with side lights measured 5 feet wide and 8 feet tall. The slab is a solidcore door slab.(HEAVY)! The project that this door was installed on was a 2 year project for me, as I did the entire trim package for the customer. The owner purchased the 32nd through 35 floor of a historic building in downtown Kansas City and turned it into his residence. It was quite the project for me!

-- Keep Cuttin!

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#1 posted 07-05-2010 10:43 PM


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#2 posted 07-05-2010 11:02 PM

looks great from here
keep let good work flow from the hands
and welcome to L J enjoy it and have fun


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#3 posted 07-05-2010 11:24 PM

Outstanding. Which is where i would be if I came up to this door. Out standing admiring it.

3 years ago when i was looking for doors to replace the one in my house that was destroyed in a farming accident I found that the industry no longer call them doors. Now they are called “Entrance systems” what a load of crap to try and make people feel good about paying some over priced CEO more money. Rant mode off.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#4 posted 07-06-2010 02:54 AM

Cory, Awesome door! I’m sure that makes one impressive entrance way. Would love to see more pictures of it installed. Thanks for sharing and look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- John @

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#5 posted 07-06-2010 03:12 AM

Must have been one heck of a project spending two years on trim work. Love the door, I look forward to your next posting.

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#6 posted 07-06-2010 03:18 AM

Thanks for the comments so far. Ottoh, the trim portion of the project took me about 8 months to complete all floors. I also did other work on that project taking me to the two year time frame. I will post some more pics of that project soon.

-- Keep Cuttin!

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#7 posted 07-06-2010 03:23 AM

that is gorgeous.

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#8 posted 07-06-2010 03:52 AM

beautiful work !

welcome to LJ’s.

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#9 posted 07-06-2010 06:10 AM


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#10 posted 07-06-2010 10:50 AM

One heck of a first time! Looks great, what a door.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 07-06-2010 12:21 PM

WOW beautiful work.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#12 posted 07-06-2010 12:34 PM

looks great well done…..

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#13 posted 07-06-2010 03:14 PM

Beautiful work. I love the wood combination and the door design as well. Welcome to LJ!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 07-06-2010 07:45 PM

Looks good to me! So that first posting didn’t hurt…keep em comin!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#15 posted 02-01-2012 04:48 AM

ok WOW now that is a gorgeous door… The new owner im sure was elated.. such a grand entrance for a grand location!!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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