Custom Panel Entry Doors

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Project by rehuds62 posted 05-02-2019 03:43 PM 729 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to build two, custom panel entry doors with matching storm doors for their country home. The client had taken photos of a very old, Dutch (2-part) door that had an interesting panel layout. We looked at it together and amended the panel sizes a bit for a single piece door.
We ended up creating three hundred and thirty-six pieces of this square molding to hold all the panels in place.
They wanted brass box door latches and completely hidden scissor hinges that were made in Germany. All of these had to be deeply mortised into all the door’s edges. We had to do the same for the corresponding places on the jambs (door surrounds). We constructed them of thick Sepele and made saddles (the floor pieces), as well. This is referred to as ‘pre-hung’ doors.
Although the painter’s tape is still on the glass panels (they are applying the finish themselves), I managed to get this final, ‘doors installed’ photo, taken from the interior.

rehuds62 / www.hudson

-- russell, New York,

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#1 posted 05-02-2019 03:56 PM

those doors will make a grand statement.your work is just gorgeous.

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

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#2 posted 05-02-2019 06:29 PM

Beautiful door, looks like a lot of work.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#3 posted 05-02-2019 11:44 PM

They sure do look nice.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 05-03-2019 12:16 AM

Great doors. I can tell all the work and skill that went into this projects. Congrats on your top 3 award!

-- James E McIntyre

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#6 posted 05-03-2019 02:00 PM

I was pleased with how they turned out / When I landed the job, I was glad to get it / I will charge virtually twice as much for the volume of work it required / I did enjoy it because it brings new, interesting work into the shop …. not just cabinets over & over again.
Thanks for all the kind words, everyone

-- russell, New York,

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#7 posted 05-07-2019 01:49 PM

Stunning high end work. Should bring in plenty more commissions.

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