Silky oak and Spotted gum garage doors

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Project by Woodworkingbythebay posted 03-17-2014 03:39 PM 2010 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys, I would like to share some beautiful garage doors I have restored for a friend. These doors were made in the mid 50’s . The outer frame is silky oak and the old centre pannel was plywood which I replaced with spotted gum. The new paneling is ship laped, I chose this method because it’s only 12mm thick and toung and groove wasn’t an option neither was edge gluing due to the weather and exposure they will be receiving. The finish is 1 coat of sikkens hlse (natural stain) and 2 top coats of sikkens filter7, I have been using sikkens on out door projects since I started woodworking 15 years ago and I have yet to see it fail.
Thank you for taking the time to read my first post.
Regards, woodworking by the bay

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 05:45 PM

way nicer than b4.. nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 06:57 PM

Thanks Jeff

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#3 posted 03-17-2014 08:08 PM

You’ve turned ugly into beautiful!

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#4 posted 03-18-2014 06:26 AM

nice! Crap changed to classy!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#5 posted 03-19-2014 09:05 AM

Well done, use Sikkens as well.

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

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#6 posted 03-24-2014 03:21 PM

Great looking and well crafted garage doors. I’m sure your friend was happy of the result. Great job!

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#7 posted 03-24-2014 03:43 PM

Beautiful rework. The Sikkens Filter 7 says it has a 5 year maintenance cycle do you get 5 years or is it more like 3.

-- Tom southern MI

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