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this is a door i made 20 years ago

it is redwood and pine 42”x80”x1 3/4

it is mortised and tenon joinery
with a 3/4” ply panel in a dado
leaving 1/2” on either side
for an inlay
it was made from 5/4 stock
and re-sawed and inlay-ed to both sides

all the holes will be filled
and sanded
then a full coat of thinned epoxy
followed by spar varnish
it will be loose inset in the top of the base
so it can be flipped from time to time
(easier than wiping it
after a meal) LOL !

this is the unfinished base just clamped together
the legs are notched on top
to leave a ledge for the rails to stop to
(the door is heavy)
and cleats with cross rails will be added
to support everything
and make it easier to turn over

here is the total look

i made the legs tapered inside
and rounded the rails too
to give it some design lines

everything will be rounded over
with a 1/2” round over bit

a nice table for my 20’x50’ deck
and the barbecue i plan on making out there

maybe will lead to some deck chairs
or benches

thanks for looking

i will follow with a blog on the leg and table build soon

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle



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supervato

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#1 posted 1357 days ago

I like it. Wow what a door.

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Occie gilliam

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#2 posted 1357 days ago

Hi David
Nice work, the door is a work of art. glad you were able to get it back with a nice storie
Occie

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1356 days ago

and soon you will have a complete home …then what :-)
sitting in the rocker with the boots on the table, looking into the sundown enjoying a cold beer
while the steak soon be well on the weber, served by a beautyfull senorita
buddy just waiting to snap the steak from you if you ain´t fast enoff

YOU HAVE NO TIME FOR THAT, THERE IS STILL DUST TO MAKE AND CHIPS TO FLY

best thoughts
Dennis

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 1356 days ago

Hi David!

That is a FANTASTIC door! Why can’t it still be used as a door?

That’s also going to be a GREAT table too!

Good sized deck for a good sized door/table!

It’s going to be fun to watch the transformation.

Thank you for showing us.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Maveric777

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#5 posted 1356 days ago

Talk about reusing awesome work… to make more awesome work! Can’t wait to see how this one comes about David….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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patron

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#6 posted 1356 days ago

horale super ese

thanks occie good to hear from you .

dennis i’m chipin’ and dusting
as fast as i can lol .

joe it lasted 20 years
with 6 different renters
beat to a crisp now
it’s to big for a standard opening .

thanks dan
need to get the door happening soon
buddy needs the wall it’s leaning against now
for his doggy door
he’s getting tired
of waiting for me
to let him in and out

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Lenny

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#7 posted 1356 days ago

That’s a beautiful door David. The inlay work is phenomenal. Nice that you are re-using it. The base is nice also. It looks nice and sturdy and my eye immediately goes to the “feet” I like the design feature there. I look forward to seeing the progress and completed project.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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ellen35

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#8 posted 1356 days ago

Yeesch David… where were you when I was designing my door!!
You could have done the build for me!!! Too late!!
What a beautiful door… artistic, mellow and striking!
Ellen

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

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patron

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#9 posted 1356 days ago

lenny

i made a full drawing of it
full size on poster board
edit till it looks good
mark all the parts to their contrasting colors
with an arrow for the grain direction
cut with a razor knife
and mark the pieces on stock and cut
flit by twos
then fours etc.
make up sections
all glued together
then fit them to each other
finally re-saw the sections
and lay over background
cut out background
and glue the whole thing
to the ply in the door
sand
lot’s of work
but it is on both sides
and looks solid (and is)

still have the poster board pattern !

ellen

maybe in our next life ? lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Karson

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#10 posted 1356 days ago

David: some nice work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 1356 days ago

SUPER COOL DOOR my friend! I am thinking that if you attach a bucket under that hole it would make a fine crab eating table! Love the legs. :) You da man Patron!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 1356 days ago

A beautiful door that will make a beautiful table. rivergirl beat me to it. I was going to suggest using the hole for the chicken bones. Looking forward to your blog as always.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 1356 days ago

Good idea on that Bucket!

Could be used for chicken bones, rib bones, etc…

Hey, you could even shovel the garbage into it! :) :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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patron

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#14 posted 1356 days ago

all good ideas there folks

i bet i would be seeing buddy’s

head through there
looking innocent
asking for all the food

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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grizzman

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#15 posted 1356 days ago

holy mackerel david…that is one smacke dab beautiful door..i dont mean to embarrass you but your work just blows me away…i would love to have a door such as this on the front of my house..ive been wanting to make a new front door , as the one i have now is pretty ugly and needs to be replaced..this surly inspires me to try and do something to really dress up the front of my home..man…i wish i could get you to come south for a few weeks…would you work for food…lol…....that will be a beautiful table…i almost think it deserves to be a table over a door…this way the beauty can be seen more while folks sit and eat…and admire it…goo idea to turn it into a table…im just gob smacked…grizzman

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

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