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Project by Brent Livingwell posted 02-10-2012 01:21 AM 2767 views 15 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New Front door made of Alder, with frost tempered glass and wrought iron nail heads (Clovis)
Another dado and floating tenon special.
Also wrapped the door case in custom Alder trim.
The door wrap came out pretty good considering the goal was to conceal the old brown paint.
Alder might be new favorite wood. Known as poor man’s cherry, it takes a hand plane and other tools very well, and stained well.
Doors are a good time.

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is it again.

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 01:25 AM

That looks great, I need a new front door as well, what time can I expect you to come over, ha ha

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 02-10-2012 01:32 AM

great job on this door very well done

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 02:11 AM

Very nice! Alder is way underrated for sure, when I lived on the north coast of BC we had alder 2 ft at the stump! Grew like a weed up there. I had just started to use it for woodworking then we moved. As a bonus you can use the scraps for smoking salmon… Again, nice work!

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 02:17 AM

Nice looking entry !

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 04:18 AM

Beautiful door Brent!!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#6 posted 02-10-2012 05:06 AM

Whoa! Love it.

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#7 posted 02-10-2012 05:19 AM

Top notch work a great door.

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#8 posted 02-10-2012 07:21 AM

Great door. We also have alder growing like weeds in the Northwest but I wouldn’t know where to buy planks….............

-- mike...............

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#9 posted 02-10-2012 12:14 PM

Very nice. I like the look of the alder, too. Don’t know if it’s readily available in my area. Doors ARE a good outlet for creativity. Thanks for the post.

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#10 posted 02-10-2012 05:18 PM


-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#11 posted 02-10-2012 10:01 PM

This is a very nice door! Good Job!

-- The Noff

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#12 posted 02-11-2012 01:51 AM

That is awesome. Nail’s in a door are a sign of wealth. Did you follow a shop plan. Would love to replicate it. I live in the great bear rainforest, so alder is plentiful up here. Great job!!!

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#13 posted 02-11-2012 03:06 AM

Very original looking door

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#14 posted 05-10-2012 08:30 PM

What great design and execution on this original piece. Love it!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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