Front Entry door

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Project by michaeljohn posted 02-22-2011 11:34 PM 4627 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an Arts and Crafts door on the front of our house that a friend of mine and I built. Salvaged some brass hinges off an old Victorian. Other hardware was purchased new. Takes four 4inch long hinges to support this door. Decided not to put in a doorbell. This door knocker can be heard all over the house.
The finish is from an Aniline dye and sprayed with a Marine Varnish.

-- Mike, Aptos, Calif.

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#1 posted 02-22-2011 11:40 PM

Very nice, looks to be extremely sturdy, and has a great design, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#2 posted 02-22-2011 11:41 PM

That is simply FANTASTIC work. If the commute weren’t so far I would gladly hire the both of you for something similar on my house!

The grain and attention to detail is outstanding – even from only the two pictures I can tell they swing effortlessly.

That is great work – thanks for sharing!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#3 posted 02-23-2011 01:10 AM

Very nicely done! Excellent choice of hardware and lights as well. No doorbell, just the knocker?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 02-23-2011 03:05 AM

Wow! I wish the front of my house looked like that – I’m jealous! Beautiful!!!!!!!

-- Wag more, bark less.

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#5 posted 02-23-2011 03:14 AM

Great Door, I like the contrasting wood and great Hardware. Overall great design. I wish you had included another picture a few feet back to show the overhead as well.

-- RayCurtis

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#6 posted 02-23-2011 03:15 AM

Gorgeous. Nicely done.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 02-23-2011 03:25 AM

Great style!

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#8 posted 02-23-2011 03:25 AM

What sort of finish did you use?

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#9 posted 02-23-2011 03:26 AM

Really beautiful! Would you mind sharing more detail on the materials used and construction?

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#10 posted 02-23-2011 03:42 AM

beautiful door and matching hardware

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#11 posted 02-23-2011 03:47 AM

wow, that really is beautiful. and what a rich color you guys put on it. nice job. and is that EMTEK hardware? if so, i have that same lockset on my front door. what’s your address – i wanna drop by and try my key…

-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)

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#12 posted 02-23-2011 05:13 AM

my kind of door
beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 02-23-2011 07:05 AM

Great looking work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#14 posted 02-23-2011 08:04 AM

That’s one BEAUTIFUL door / entranceway! Congratulations. Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#15 posted 02-23-2011 12:27 PM

What a great door. Walking through that beauty every day has to feel good! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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