Red Oak Door

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Project by bambamdurocher posted 12-06-2011 03:28 PM 2029 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This door was made at our shop out of red oak and is 103” in height and 49” in width including the 1.5” thick casing. Not to mention the door is 2.75” thick making alot of our ability to find antique looking hardware very tricky. The stain was created by our expert finisher here at the shop and took 4 times before i approved the color, im glad it did because the finish is amazing, great job guys. We also made this project a bit of a prototype, the finish is our invention and is suppose to keep the door looking great for years without realppying every year. Time will tell if the color changes or fades, if not we have a winner. The door is so heavy that it took three men 13 hours to package, load, drive over an hour and install this masterpiece. This is the largest and nicest door we have let leave here. Thanks for the oppertunity John to prove ourselves again, keep on creating.

-- BAM BAM Durocher,

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#1 posted 12-06-2011 03:51 PM

That’s a very handsome door! Did you duplicate an existing door that needed to be replaced or did you have the freedom to design it yourself? How old is the building in which you installed it? I’m considering building a new front door for my house and will duplicate the existing one, which is 101 years old, if I do. I will keep the existing one and repair it, if possible. So this is both inspiration and reassurance in case I end up building a new one.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Bob, Atlanta

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#2 posted 12-06-2011 04:26 PM

Beautiful door that fits perfectly in that old house, that pushbutton light switch is an indication of the age.
If that finish stands the test of time, will you be marketing it, or is it one that will have to be applied in a
special shop? With the size and weight of the door, did you have to have special hinges with bearings made,
or can you buy stock hinges of that type up there? Great wood, craftsmanship and design is all shown in this
door, thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 12-06-2011 05:02 PM

That’s a great looking door, BAM BAM. I never thought red oak would look so good. Great job! Did you use a core (such as door core) and laminate the red oak on top of that or did you use solid oak? What did you finish it with? I’m in the process (although it’s on hold until I can afford the hardware and glass panels) of building a front door for our house. I’ll post it on LJ after I get it installed.

-- You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. -- George Burns

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#4 posted 12-06-2011 05:32 PM

Great job! that’s a nice looking beast! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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#5 posted 12-06-2011 08:03 PM

can’t make it any better than that love it

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#6 posted 12-06-2011 08:12 PM

Superb job. Great design and build. Love it.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#7 posted 12-07-2011 02:38 PM

fine job there! thats what we do. we build things you can,t just go somewhere an buy.its called custom work. some people don,t under stand its comes with a custom price to…..the finish looks good,as well. keep up the good work an keep posting projects.


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#8 posted 12-07-2011 03:32 PM

Your welcome!

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#9 posted 12-07-2011 06:43 PM

Well done! Great lookng door!

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

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#10 posted 12-08-2011 03:39 PM

The door weighs about 200 + lbs by itself, there is insolation foam where the panels are but the rails and styles are solid wood. We tried to copy a door up the road that was suppose to be original. The building was contructed in 1929. We will be marketing the exterior finish if it stands up to the test of time and i will give you a sample for free if you like when the time comes. I had to use ball bearing hindges because of its weight but omg it closes perfectly i thought it might be alot for the younger children to close but it isnt even a factor. Thank you to everyone for your kind comments we are proud of this piece thanks again and keep on creating. Happy holidays to everyone.

-- BAM BAM Durocher,

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