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Project by Ted78 posted 09-28-2020 12:46 AM 779 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry for the upside down pics. Made a screen door for some friends of mine. Turned out okay in the end I think but really kicked my butt. Doors are hard.

-- Ted

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#1 posted 09-28-2020 01:12 AM

Yea, doors are hard. Nicely done.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#2 posted 09-28-2020 01:24 AM

doors yeah pita,ones with rounded tops bigger pita.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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#3 posted 09-28-2020 04:47 AM

That looks more like a Main Door… not a screen door!

Fanciest screen door I have ever seen!

Cool job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#4 posted 09-28-2020 09:21 AM

That is Cool! Nice work!

-- Petey

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#5 posted 09-28-2020 10:04 AM

very nice – I’m guessing it’s oak ?

-- 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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#6 posted 09-28-2020 11:45 AM

recycle1943, Yes it’s all oak except for the panel which I re-used from the original mostly rotten door. I think it’s just pine. and the little walnut accent on the top of the screen insert, which has absolutely nothing to do with screwing up the lap joint at the top of the arch. ;)

-- Ted

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#7 posted 09-28-2020 01:48 PM

I love the door, but the best part is the nice guy holding the dog beyond the door…its what’s behind the door that make’s its worth opening. Beautiful touches …the carving, the grain that runs from one piece to the other…details are what set this apart. Say hi to Mr. Yuen!

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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#8 posted 09-28-2020 08:23 PM


I love round-top doors, but they are a real challenge. Yours looks great . . . and all the extra details push it over the top!


-- “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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#9 posted 09-28-2020 09:59 PM

Thanks for all the kind words everybody. Best part is definitely Mr and Mrs. Yuen. He’s a math professor and she’s plays a thousand different instruments very well, half of which I can’t identity, and they both are martial arts wizards, I think she has fifth degree black belt or something, they have a garden full of crazy plants and trees both native and oriental. Paw Paws, Avocados, crazy things that bloom big flowers One night a year. He puts on a show on Chinese new year dancing in a big dragon costume and a martial arts demonstration. Their home is full of harps, and 6 foot tall bass recorders and violins and different karate sparring weapons, and all sorts of cool wooden things her father had made and carved. Both of them their seventies. I figure they deserved a nice door. But to be blunt the yappie dogs are a bit of a pain in the ass.

-- Ted

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#10 posted 09-28-2020 11:09 PM

That looks great! I’d love to make a front door for my house, but I’m not up to that project yet.

-- I'm happiest when I have wheels on my feet or sawdust in my hair.

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#11 posted 09-29-2020 11:59 AM

Arced top doors are even harder to build correctly you did a great job, beautiful door,

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 10-03-2020 08:26 PM

Snazzy door, like it a lot.

-- Rick M,

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