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woodwork / carpentry from a small island in Denmark called Ærø #1: Doors

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Blog entry by Dennisgrosen posted 01-20-2011 at 04:34 PM 3719 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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if you are interrested to see some old doors ,in a small village called Ærøskøbing , from a time
before maschinery did take over and all handmade and all different from each other

the little vidio clip ain´t mine so don´t give me the credit for it

in the old part of the village there is a door that shuold be over 300 years old and painted
with blood from either a cow or a bull and never been painted again
amazing with the rainy wether we have here in Denmark
the old village is worth a visit ,the houses is protected by a law that say you can´t change
a thing outside on the buildings not even the windows , if anything break or rotten
you have to repair it with the old metodes and with the same matrials as the old
do it wrong and you are in troubble …lol ..believe me a few have tryed and regret it

there shuold bee over 300 different doors on Ærø

if the clip don´t show up then is the link toit here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOyCxkTC5eE

hope this little wiew can inspire some

Dennis
Edit: link to a few stills http://www.boylen.dk/AeroeDoors.htm



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tdv

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 at 05:07 PM

You live in a beautiful place Dennis the doors are fantastic I was in Iceland in the 60’s the towns were very neat beautiful houses I guess the architecture would be similar
Best wishes
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 at 05:17 PM

Hi Dennis,
Yes it’s amazing, so much pride there used to be in the front door.
Did you know most city houses and ‘road side’ houses in the old Denmark have a different facade to the street, than to the back? People spen a lot of money to set a good facade, and did not care for the back ‘it was only for them selfs’. Amazing, today we would probably do reverse…
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 at 06:01 PM

Tdv : people allways tell me what a beautyfull place this small island is …....... ? (the look on my face) when
they say it …LOL , wellI gess when you drive over the most of the island 4-10 times a day there
comes a point were you don´t see it anymore or the mind just had enoff :-)

Mads : yes and the richer you were in the old days the more impressive shuold the frontdoor bee
even in the countryland although the backdoor maybee was out to the same side just few meters away…LOL
you are proppebly right of what people wuold do now aday something had changed it after 2000 I think

Dennis

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#4 posted 01-20-2011 at 07:17 PM

Thanks for the cool video, Dennis. I also think it is a beautiful place. I found that when I lived right on the ocean, I also began to take the scenery and beauty of the place for granted. I try to slow down a bit now and observe how nice my surroundings are. I really enjoyed seeing the video. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 01-20-2011 at 07:55 PM

Dennis, How fortunate you are to live with this wonderful craftsmanship all around you. Now I am really jealous. lol
Rand

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#6 posted 01-20-2011 at 08:31 PM

Very interesting, Dennis, pretty neat looking doors.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#7 posted 01-20-2011 at 10:03 PM

Cool look. Thanks Dennis.

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#8 posted 01-21-2011 at 03:26 AM

hmmmmmm interesting examples for potential “fairy doors” ;)
Beautiful doors

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 01-21-2011 at 04:38 AM

MsDebbieP
Up kinda late I see…......I have an excuse, one of my rare, middle of the night deliveries…...........

Have a good one all…......I am going to bed.

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#10 posted 01-21-2011 at 05:01 AM

Dennis, What a really lovely place. Now I am even more ready to come to Denmark.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#11 posted 01-21-2011 at 07:41 AM

Sheila : maybee I shuold take up my photographfi again as a serius hobby ,I still remember
how I used to look at things and surroundings back then ,always try´d to find the werd angle
tomake the pictures interressting , with other words learn to be tourist in my own city again

Rand : yah I gess sand can be a little boring …LOL but I gess there most be something that
inspire you :-)

Jim : a few years back there was made a book only about the doors but I´m not sure if it only
was about the doors on the island or if it covered the hole country and I havn´t digged the title up yet
but I will see what I can do

Ms Deppie P : funny you shuold say that : ) I think I did see an old poster a few month back
were the local touristbureau had made the headline on it saying ”Ærøskøbing the fairytale city
most america´s I had been fortuned to drive with think its a museum and wont believe me
when I say its a living village with over 800 people in it :-)

Ken: how many invitation´s do you need before you visit the old world ….LOL
I think you cuold spend years just to travel aound in europe looking at woodworking
and other trades art to get inspired from :-)

take care
Dennis

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#12 posted 01-21-2011 at 11:32 AM

Which one of them is your door Dennis ?

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#13 posted 01-21-2011 at 02:51 PM

LOL :-) no one of them remember I living in marstal
and only have a poor excample of a factory made formpressed frontdoor :-(
sorry to disapoint you Thomas

take care
Dennis

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#14 posted 01-22-2011 at 02:03 PM

Then you must make one Dennis so it can come on youtube :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#15 posted 01-22-2011 at 03:06 PM

ha ha :-) good one Thomas
let us just say for now I am better staying behind the camera

Dennis

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