Laundry room door

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Project by dbray45 posted 12-28-2017 02:05 PM 710 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a door for my laundry room and with the air requirements, a shuttered door was in order. I could easily go buy a door for less than $50.00 but I have this mahogany that will make a seriously nice front nice door. I need to practice and really think about the ins and outs about making entry doors. At this moment, the laundry room door is not glued up, just dry fitted.

Here are the specifics:
the stiles are cut long until the door is glued up

Made of poplar
1” thick, panels are 7/8”
32” x 80” door
slats are 3/16” thick and 1 1/8” wide

I bought the plans (I rarely buy other peoples’ plans) from New Yankee Workshop Jigs episode. The plans are detailed and well thought out but there are some issues that make them difficult and for me, unusable as a finished product.

The plans outline a method that you create a “V” and that way you cut both sides at once. The distance between the collar and the bit create the offset. Cutting this jig is rather challenging and modifying it to your requirements can be entertaining. The result – I created a new jig. Well, several different ones. Even then, my jig still needs work to be finished. I plan to make shutters for a house and need to perfect this to a more usable level. I’ll get there, I have time.

Thanks for looking.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#1 posted 12-29-2017 02:44 AM

don’t be sorry fix it man .you’ve been here long enough to know better,so no comment on the project.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 01-02-2018 01:46 PM

Something has changed. Before, I could rotate a picture all day long. Now I have to take it to photobucket and bring it back to my computer for the orientation to be correct.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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