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#1 posted 02-19-2014 02:30 AM

Hey Bob
My father in-law made entry doors for 60+ years and he thought the idea of laminating wood together worked best.
He would take short pieces of wood and finger joint them together and then put a 1/4” veneer over the top.this approach really minimized wood movement and made a much more stable door.This approach can make it so you can put much harder wood under the veneer where the hinges go . With this kind of approach you can use any type of veneer you want.
Thinking about walnut it tends to lighten up in direct sunlight,that might be a consideration re the type of wood you select. BTW I think cedar would look very good.

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