Rear of house solid external door build, salvaged from hardwood pallets

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Project by mcintyretylerjay posted 10-29-2020 11:37 AM 504 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not usually one to share the stuff I build, first pictures of a project Im releasing out into the internet but Im pretty happy with it so seems like a good one to start with. Had a surplus of old hardwood pallets at my disposal and that were actually pretty nice to work. Only challenge was hiding the nail holes. Glass is 8mm tempered so overall weight of the door is up there but seems okay so far. Used a mix of power and hand tools, used a mix of light and dark oak stains to match the colour of the trim in the house, most stressful part of the whole job. Sorry for the landscape photos I dont know how to rotate them when putting the post together, Finger joint router bit used for the long (rails? can never which is which) piece. Highly recommend Torquata Finger Joint router bit

-- Cant wait to let myself finish working on my shed so I can force myself to start working in my shed.

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#1 posted 10-29-2020 03:12 PM

Well done. Did you laminate the pallet wood to get your 2” stock?

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#2 posted 10-30-2020 01:25 AM

Thanks mate, I used the inner bearers from the pallets so they started out at about 45mm (inch and 7/8) by 90mm (3 and 3/4 inches) at about 1100mm long ( almost 4ft). Final thickness of door is 38mm (inch and a half) because thats the biggest my finger jointing bit could do. Sorry for the rough conversions, not much use for imperial measurements in Australia. Selecting socket bits is probably the only use I get out of knowing it

-- Cant wait to let myself finish working on my shed so I can force myself to start working in my shed.

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#3 posted 10-30-2020 01:51 AM

Beautiful door from what would otherwise been firewood or landfill. Nice work!

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#4 posted 10-30-2020 02:03 AM

Great looking door. Well done.

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