this is a door i made 20 years ago , for my then new home .
i worked in a production cab. shop at the time ,
and built it after work in that shop ,
every morning one of the owner’s would say ,
” that’s a nice door , but get it out of here ,
we need the room ” . not really true , as it was stashed away in a corner of the shop .
so i was under pressure to finish it !
it is 3’ 6” x 6’ 8” x 1 3/4” ( 42” x 80” x 1 3/4” ) exterior entry door .
the frame is pine morticed and tenon with a 3/4” ply insert ,
and the inlay was done in 5/4” redwood and pine ,
then re-sawed inlaid in door and glued to both sides .
notice the eagle looking in different directions .
it was exposed to the weather ( rain , snow , and very hot new mexico sun ,
for 5 years , before we could build a porch and roof over it ,
thereby protecting it somewhat . after an amicable divorce ,
my ex wife started renting the house , and the ensuing renters
somehow proceeded to slowly destroy the front door .
10 years of this abuse , with me fixing it as i could ,
finally led to a new door and casing , that we (ex wife and i ) ,
made and installed . so i got this back , it’s pretty beat up , and the inlay is gapping somewhat .
i plan on patching it up and filling the gaps with epoxy , and after another sanding ,
sealing it in epoxy and making a stand for it that i can have the door rest in ,
and turn it over once a year to reveal both sides to the sun ,
it will make a great table for my 20’ x 50’ deck !
watch for future progress !
-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle