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Project by GARodgers posted 01-12-2022 03:00 PM 520 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The double set was a request from my daughter when our fourth grandchild was born. These doors separate her master bedroom from the attached sitting room where she placed the crib. The style and finish were chosen by her to match the other doors and colors in the home.

You can see the tongue and groove pine being delivered. It was during the forest fires and even though we were under a lower level evacuation order, we didn’t have to actually leave. Smoke was pretty thick, though.

I ran one face of the boards through the planar because they were heavily textured. The tongue and groove were removed on the table saw for the trim pieces, and the final width and height dimensions were cut using the circular saw.

Assembly required quite a few clamps, and as you can see I need to get my shop cleaned up and organized so that I’m not doing assembly in the driveway.

The doors were primed, and then painted.

The last photo is of a single door I made for my boys’ farmhouse. It is from reclaimed spalted poplar and finished with tung oil.





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 01-13-2022 04:56 PM

You were under fire evacuation orders so you thought it might be a good idea to have some dry wood delivered to your house??? :)
Nice project. Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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GARodgers

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#2 posted 01-13-2022 05:29 PM



You were under fire evacuation orders so you thought it might be a good idea to have some dry wood delivered to your house??? :)
Nice project. Well done.

- ohwoodeye

The wood was ordered weeks before and Home Depot scheduled the delivery. Our home was not in direct danger, but the entire county was placed under lower level evac notice. There are five homes in our neighborhood and one is a fireman. We had all the tools necessary to defend the neighborhood if it came to that. Generators, wells, high volume pumps and hoses, respirators, fireproof suits. Plus none of the structures are dangerously close to forest.

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#3 posted 01-14-2022 12:41 AM

Nice doors. I’ve been contemplating one in our house (wife’s idea) but can’t wrap my head around having a gap between the door and wall when it’s closed. Is there a way to avoid that when the door is closed, without tearing up the wall.

-- Dan, TN

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GARodgers

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#4 posted 01-14-2022 02:12 AM



Nice doors. I’ve been contemplating one in our house (wife’s idea) but can’t wrap my head around having a gap between the door and wall when it’s closed. Is there a way to avoid that when the door is closed, without tearing up the wall.

- Brodan

If the door is a bit oversize for the opening it reduces the visibility, but there’s still an opening. I suppose you could use some kind of weather stripping, but that would probably look funky.

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