Storage for this old house... #6: Face frame and doors...

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Blog entry by RichClark posted 03-29-2010 02:26 AM 1076 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Once again.. were building..

I made the face frame and the door frames… Face frame was pretty straight forward. I measured, laid out the feet and then cut them out….

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Then I clamped them out and marked out the tenon’s and cut the mortises…
Here is a test fit…


Kay, Frame done I pretty much did them same.. cutting out the Bottom doors the Tops of the Upper doors are
arched SO I thought I would explain them in detail… First I made a Template from some MDF… Marked its center and drew a reference line… Then I measured up 2 1/4” and marked the top of the arch. Then Off the center I measured out the start of the Tenon Shoulders…. Then I called the Wife unit out as I bent a piece of thin scrap bowing it form the two shoulder marks up to the 2 1/4 mark and had her mark that out. Then I shooed her out!

Ok, Band saw cut it close then used the Sanding unit to make it perfect… It turned out like this…


You use Double Sided Carpet tape to attach the rough cut Rails to the Template.. then you can use the router bit with a roller guide to flush trim the arches and cut the dado’s for the door panel. Safely (the guide will ensure both are identical).


All Mortised and ready to have the MT joints cut.


Here are the doors dropped in for a fit look.. nothing is glued up right now.. need to make the Panels.


I will cut the panels next and then glue them up and Fit them next time…

Posting this changes every time I do this I hope this all comes out OK here for you. It takes me 20 minutes to narrate it and 3 hours to get the photo’s to show up…


-- Duct Tape is the Force! It has a light side and a dark side and it Binds the Universe together!

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