Wine Closet Door

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Project by Packman posted 09-09-2014 10:51 AM 1039 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the week of July 4th, I started to finish the wine closet which is under the loft staircase. The first project will be to make the door for the round top opening / casing. I chose six 6/4 clear grain red oak planks. The first step I took was to layout the six planks in an arrangement for best overall grain pattern. After running the edges on the jointer, I routed the edges (tongue and groove and 45 deg chamfer) full length. I then created the layout and carving program for the CNC. My CNC router is limited to a 24” wide work piece, so I left the outer lattes from each side off for carving. While the CNC was carving, I was busy with inlaying the hinges and laying out the door handle. Once the carving was complete I installed and glued the outer lattes and cut the round top. The door fit the opening very well and only needed a small amount of adjustment. Once the door was hung, I installed the lockset / handle and the decorative hand hammered Clavos.

We’re happy with how the door finished overall and it looks great in our cabin. Can’t wait to start the wine storage racks, but that will be a winter project.

-- Handcrafted by RJ Paquin - Ohio

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#1 posted 09-09-2014 12:14 PM

wow, very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 09-09-2014 02:36 PM


-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 09-09-2014 02:45 PM

Very, very nice. So much more than a 6 panel door.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 09-10-2014 01:32 AM

Beautiful carving Packman! The idea of sanding it makes me dizzy. Beautiful work!

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 12:56 PM

Great door & carving!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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