Over door transom's

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 05-28-2018 07:05 PM 874 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were having a problem with the bedrooms not cooling with the doors shut. I finally figured out the cause, not enough return air causing pressure in the rooms. I had a few ideas on how to remedy this, this being the solution I chose. I made sets of old fashion door Transom’s that allow the rooms to vent reducing the pressure. Wow what a difference, instant gratification! All the rooms are as cool as the rest of the house.

I used walnut that given to me. The wood was milled to just over 1/2” that reduced my options for joining. I decided on 1/2 lap taking particular care to sneak up on the correct thickness and length. I was successful.
Our local Menard’s home center has a nice variate of punched steel sheets. I let the wife pick out the design and I cut to length and width with my tin snips. Learned real quick to wear heavy gloves when cutting!!!
I applied 3 coats of enamel sanding between coats. The finish I received was well worth the effort.

Thanks for looking and love the comments!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 05-29-2018 01:58 PM

Nice looking solution.

How’s the sound travel issue working out for you?

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#2 posted 05-29-2018 04:12 PM

Nice looking solution.

How s the sound travel issue working out for you?

- Mainiac Matt

Not much of an issue with us. We are finally “empty nesters” :D I am a very light sleeper and we have noisy cats, have not heard them

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 05-29-2018 04:39 PM

You did a very nice job on these transoms.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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