|Project by Grumpy||posted 07-09-2014 03:25 AM||1517 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My Niece and her Hubby asked me to make two French doors for an external wall of their home. The doors are to be fitted as part of renovation works .
Luckily they were not in a hurry as this project has taken a while in between holidays. The sort of thing us retirees do.
Anyway they chose ‘New Guinea Rosewood’ which is excellent for external use and very nice to work with.
I have made a few doors but none with the challenges of this project but I would not have missed the opportunity.
They also chose the type of glass they wanted. This needed to be toughened to meet local regulations.
I did a couple of sketches for them
They chose the one on the left.
Except for two metal joining dowels at the middle of each door all the joints are wood. Each corner joint is secured with a wood dowel and tightbond III.
The panels presented a problem because my supplier’s stock was limited in width.
so I made the panels in 3 sections and used biscuits to help align the joints.
I Used the table saw to shape the angles on the panels and a router to run the grooves.
I used a 1/2’ ogee bit to make the cover strips for the glass panes.
The external facing strips were sealed with the silicone as the glass was laid in and the internal facing strips were left unsealed in case the glass had to be replaced in the future.
Nailgun brads were used to secure the strips and the holes were filled and glued mainly with rosewood scraps.
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