Who's that knocking at my door ?

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Blog entry by NBeener posted 06-13-2010 04:14 PM 1267 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Visited a friend, in New England.

He lives in a 100+ year old building.

The original panel doors had cardboard for the panels. Figuring this out, somebody punched in his panel, unlocked the door, and stole a few things.

He, and their HOA, could find nobody who sold the doors that matched the original design—a requirement of the building.

So my friend hired a rather local custom woodworker to MAKE him a new door.

As a LumberJock, I surely appreciated it. Thought y’all might, too.

I think it’s white oak…...

-- -- Neil

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 04:34 PM

A door able
Thanks Neil

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 04:39 PM

Pretty cool, Neil. Glad to see you’re out eyeing things…............(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 04:59 PM

Thank you Neil!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 06-13-2010 05:10 PM

I was surprised to hear that cardboard was used in 100+ year old original doors. I thought that was a modern Big Box store type of thing. The new wood door looks very nice.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#5 posted 06-13-2010 07:09 PM


-- Dave Durham - California - see me at

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 08:19 PM

You were in New England and never called me???
My feelings are hurt, Neil ;-))
Oh, and I like the door!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 06-13-2010 08:52 PM

i can see there is a studly man who is rather handsome checking out the door…im sure he was there to put the lumber jock seal of approval on it… is a beautiful door…the stain has made it very rich looking…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 06-13-2010 10:18 PM

Nice brown stain and a beautiful finish. Looks like a bathroom door to me. The dead giveaway was the #2 on it.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#9 posted 06-14-2010 02:10 AM

Nice looking door.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 06-15-2010 12:34 AM

Nice job on the door.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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