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Project by lightweightladylefty posted 09-27-2020 06:57 PM 678 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we built our home, we framed out closets which were not a standard size. We couldn’t purchase custom-sized doors to match our six-panel doors so I finally managed to build them. The closet openings are approximately 42” x 80”.

All the oak was cut and milled off our land and air-dried.

I recessed the barrel of the hinge to avoid the otherwise large gap the hinge creates.

I always finish raised panels separately to avoid problems with potential shrinkage during seasonal changes.

The door levers match those of the other hardware in our home.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 09-27-2020 08:01 PM

Beautiful job Lightweight! I vote top 3.

I am slightly motivated to do that and replace sliders for better access. Hopefully, I can get past the procrastination stage ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 09-27-2020 08:14 PM

Bob,

Thanks for the encouragement. My husband would have been satisfied with a curtain! He’s waited about 25 years for me to get motivated to build these. I hope your motivation doesn’t take that long. At least your closet has doors now. Ours never did!

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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justoneofme

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#3 posted 09-27-2020 09:01 PM

Deliciously Gorgeous! Just looking at these beautiful doors makes me salivate L/W!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 09-27-2020 09:16 PM

WOW simply beautiful doors love the rosette GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 09-27-2020 10:03 PM

Beautiful doors!!

Jim

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

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oldrivers

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#6 posted 09-27-2020 10:36 PM

You did an excellent in building these beautiful doors.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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lightweightladylefty

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#7 posted 09-27-2020 11:40 PM

I certainly do appreciate all your kind comments.

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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grovemadman

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#8 posted 09-28-2020 12:40 AM

Wow! stunning work and again excellent finish and joinery!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#9 posted 09-28-2020 01:36 AM

Very impressive work. They look great.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Jim Sellers

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#10 posted 09-28-2020 02:47 AM

superb craftsmanship!

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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justoneofme

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#11 posted 09-28-2020 03:32 AM

LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#12 posted 09-28-2020 09:14 AM

Congrats on DT3, you earned it. Those are very nice doors.

-- Petey

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#13 posted 09-28-2020 07:41 PM

excellent craftsmanship,you do some nice work.

-- 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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michelletwo

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#14 posted 09-29-2020 11:35 PM

super job. pat yourself on the back!

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