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Project by firefighterontheside posted 11-15-2018 06:30 PM 840 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this door for a buddy at the firehouse. They use it as their master bath door. The door is 40” wide and 87” tall. The boards are about 7/8” thick. I shiplapped the parts to make sure that if the boards shrunk you would not be able to see light thru the door. It’s a very heavy door. The black bolts one the rails are decorative. It is assembled with screws thru the back and the holes plugged. It is finished with BLO.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.





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jack1

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#1 posted 11-15-2018 06:33 PM

Nice. What kind of wood?

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 11-15-2018 06:42 PM

beautiful door the walnut is gorgeous, he’s gotta love it.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 11-15-2018 06:50 PM

Thanks Jack. It’s walnut.
They are very happy with it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 11-15-2018 06:57 PM

Thanks.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 11-15-2018 07:18 PM

Impressive build, looks awesome

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 11-15-2018 09:49 PM

realy nice door you made,buddy

-- bambi

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#7 posted 11-15-2018 10:41 PM

Thanks Monte and Bambi.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 11-15-2018 11:26 PM

Absolutely beautiful, you did a fantastic job on this. The grain matching, finish, hardware, excellent!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#9 posted 11-15-2018 11:34 PM

Thanks Jerry. The wood is all from the same tree which helps.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 11-15-2018 11:37 PM

Hey Bill, That’s a beauty! You can’t go wrong when you go Walnut….....did you mill these boards? Seems like you came across a bunch of Walnut….nice.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 11-15-2018 11:41 PM

Hey Jeff, how’s it? This was a really nice walnut tree I got before I had the mill. Took it to a local mill that I used to frequent.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#12 posted 11-16-2018 12:24 AM

Bill, busy here, mostly work things, we’re growing and opened a second location, been generating a few false fire alarms that has the local FD asking questions! Lot’s of sleepless nights, but we’ll get it all reined in…..I hope. I have always worked closely with our fire inspector and he is being cool about it, but it’s a challenge. Long story…...had a weekend cleaning crew in and shorted out a bunch of heat sensors.

That is a really nice walnut tree…....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#13 posted 11-16-2018 12:42 AM

That’s a great looking door. Love the Walnut. (and your selection of boards)
Rollers seem a little close,
but with the arch I suppose it’s about the best you could do.
It shouldn’t affect the door rolling.
I like the bolts for decoration…..Great work.

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#14 posted 11-16-2018 12:51 AM

Very impressive -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#15 posted 11-16-2018 01:19 AM

Thanks. I built the door. He hung it. I told him he would have a problem with the hangers, but he really wanted the rounded top.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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