Replacement Door Vintage 1908

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Project by Mike_190930 posted 11-01-2019 04:24 AM 1036 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first born lives in a house in the city that was built in 1908. The door between the front room and the hall had to be replaced, and she wanted louvres in the bottom half to help with air circulation. The door is built to match the others in the house. It is assembled from 2×6 frames and resawn 2×6 glued up panels. Straight grained doug fir, same as the original door, was used. The louvres are from Rockler, first assembled as a panel and then inserted into the door during assembly. The door is shown before painting. For me it was an exercise in large scale mortising (I built a couple of router mortising jigs for this job) and floating panels. Her cats are fascinated with the louvres and can spend hours flipping them up and down.

-- Huh? Whadaya mean it ain't "measure once cut twice"?

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#1 posted 11-01-2019 08:23 PM

Great job on the door and in maintaining historical integrity. A guy in my city got in trouble with the local architectural preservation committee because he replaced his door without their permission or approval.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#2 posted 11-01-2019 09:00 PM

Real nice looking door. ...Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-02-2019 02:34 AM

My Man! Building the door is one thing but to hang it… Nice job

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#4 posted 11-02-2019 06:29 PM

Nice work

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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