Oak storm doors, Mark 2!!

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Project by albachippie posted 03-20-2012 12:19 PM 2027 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the result of a lot of remedial work after I built an original set of doors which ended up warping and twisting beyond repair! Some of you may remember the cry for help at the time.

It is made from laminated styles of oak, with a laminated oak plywood face which I cut down to replicate boards. I sealed all the edges with 4 coats of spar varnish before assembly, with a further 4 coats to everything once assembled.

This may seem over the top a bit, but, the last photo shows what happened last time!

Thanks to all who helped with this project about a year ago,



-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 12:27 PM

Looks good! Do these doors get direct sun light most of the day? You may have to add some type of over hang to give them some protection from the sun. I’ll be curious to see how they hold up now that you have a new set up. Keep us informed please. Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#2 posted 03-20-2012 12:49 PM

Looks good Garry. Hope they hold up well against the elements. Sometimes wood just wants to move and there ain’t much you can do about it. You may just have been unlucky last time.

-- 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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#3 posted 03-20-2012 04:03 PM

Nice job, hope this works out better than the last one. It looks like it should. We have all been there no doubt! I like the look. Nice post.

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

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#4 posted 03-20-2012 08:00 PM

Thanks guys for your words.

Todd – The doors are in direct sunlight, but they are UV protected by the varnish, and also, the heat in Western Scotland isn’t particularly harsh! These are for a customer, so it’s his call as to whether he wants to protect them further. I’ve advised him to revarnish every couple of years because this elevation of the house does get the extremes of all weathers. They’ve been in a year now with no complaints, so I hope that’s a result!

Andy – You’ll remember the winter we had a couple of years ago here. That’s when the original doors were fitted, so, if they were going to be affected by the weather at all, it would have been then! The customer has since told me that there was snow lieing against the doors nearly two foot deep for a few weeks, so that wouldn’t have helped!

Ken – Thanks for the words, much appreciated

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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