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Stable / Dutch doors for the workshop
and a wonderful visit from a LJ friend.

Another project from the allotment house, this time it was the workshop door, that were screaming my name.

The old doors were worn out, the top half rotten and really old, perhaps older than the house, lower half badly made from cheap fast grown treated wood, so both needed replacement.

New doors were made from old floor boards, found in the streets of Copenhagen.

Our LJ buddy Ty Kaerlighedsbamsen , came by the allotment and helped me mount the doors, thank you Ty.

This post is from the blog: where you can see much more.

1. The workshop with the new door.
2. Old floor boards being planned.
3. Making parts.
4. Doors are born.
5. Friendship.
6. The workshop two years ago.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, well, or a stable door…

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 10-21-2021 10:24 PM

Nice that you were able to made your new door using old floor boards! I bet that wood will last a long long time!
You both looked like you had a good time getting this new door worked out!
Very nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 10-21-2021 11:06 PM

Nice work. Reminds me of the Dutch doors on the barn when I was a kid.

-- 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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#3 posted 10-22-2021 12:03 AM

Very much like the doors. Keeping with the style of the house is important. Having a friend only doubles the fun.
There’s something about reusing old lumber for a project. I get a lot of pleasure knowing I gave it a new life where as some people look at me and think, just throw it away and get new. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 10-22-2021 12:09 AM

That place has been needing you…

You can see the spirit coming back…Like it’s standing a little more proud…

Brings big smiles to see your spirit at work…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 10-22-2021 12:17 AM

good friends working together,it doesn’t get better bud.

-- 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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#6 posted 10-22-2021 12:48 AM

Nice work to the both of you.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 10-22-2021 01:10 AM

great use of recycled materials! Your little house looks so inviting.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 10-22-2021 01:23 AM

Very nice, Mads! Good help from a friend, and good use of the recycled floorboards. You’ve really fixed up the allotment house!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 10-22-2021 03:24 AM

Nice work on the door, Mads. You sure must have a lot of red paint!!!!!!!!!! Nothing is wasted with you!!

Cheers, My friend….........Jim

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

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#10 posted 10-22-2021 03:49 AM

That old door looked like the smorgasbord line for the local termites. A good thing to replace. Keep up the good work.

Always good to see an old friend, also makes the work go a lot easier.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 10-22-2021 05:08 AM

Good looking doors, Sorta looks like Beech?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#12 posted 10-22-2021 06:31 AM

Very, very fine….pretty cool colours…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 10-22-2021 02:04 PM

Great renovation to the workshop… and I love the friendship shot!

-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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#14 posted 10-22-2021 05:47 PM

Never knew this was a dutch door. Weldone.


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#15 posted 10-23-2021 01:45 AM

Great job, and best of all worlds, reuse of material, help from a friend, and a new door. Looks very nice.

-- Eric, building the dream

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