Workshop Interior Doors #1: the plan

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Blog entry by ~Julie~ posted 02-01-2013 03:15 PM 2039 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Somehow, finishing my workshop is last in line when I have things to do. I’ve been wanting to make interior doors for two places in my shop for the last few years.

The first doorway is between my front room and my workshop:

The second doorway is wider and is between my workshop and my husband’s adjoining garage:

(Garage side blurred to protect the guilty)

I am going to make my own doors, not just because I would have to special order for the sizes I need, but I’m going to make them because I CAN!

To join the parts I will use the Haunched Mortise & Tenon joint at the top and bottom of the doors.

This gives a long tenon on the rail (horizontal crosspiece) to go into the mortise of the stile (vertical piece), necessary for something as large as a door.

Here’s what one door will look like, with plexiglass in the top section.

Each of the top and bottom joints, so 4 on this door alone, will be with the haunched mortise and tenon.

I’ll post more details next time…

-- ~Julie~

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#1 posted 02-01-2013 04:12 PM

Looks like a solid plan to work from.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 02-01-2013 07:46 PM

looks like a good plan.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-05-2013 12:06 AM

I always look forward to seeing what you are doing in your shop. It is amazing how we get so excited about a project and begin with such “gun-ho.” Then as the project drags on… well the excitment to finish just goes away. I have WAY too many project begun and not yet finished.

How did you draw your scetches you’ve included?

-- Harold

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#4 posted 02-05-2013 12:33 AM

Hi Harold… my sketches are normally drawn on paper, but too messy to post here. So, the ones I include with my blog are done very simply and basically using “Paint,” which is on most computers. (The sketch of the haunched mortise and tenon I found on a Google image search a few years ago and don’t remember the source, but I did not do it myself)

-- ~Julie~

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