|Project by Shawn Herrington||posted 09-20-2014 05:10 AM||870 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I failed to take a picture of the abomination that previously occupied this door jamb. Suffice it to say, the lowest rail of the door looked like it had been eaten by a badger. Someone named “knuckle head” (names have been changed to protect the identity of the guilty) attempted to fix the big badger holes with a ludicrous amount of wood filler which simply made the door uglier.
This door was made to imitate the doors of the cabinets (most visible in the last two pictures) as well as to mirror the gray bead-board and white border on the wall (visible in the second picture). I built the door slightly over-sized based on the dimensions of the existing door jamb then planed it for an even reveal after fitting the hinges. Once installed, I fitted the latch to engage with the existing mortise and strike plate.
The rails and stiles are dadoed to accept the bead-board panel as well as the stub tenons on the rails. There is a bevel reveal surrounding the bead-board panels. Initially, I planned to cut the bevel with a table saw but instead elected to cut it by the old fashioned way with hand planes to remove most of the material, and chisels to clean up the mitered corners.
The door was primed then painted to match the wall it was built to mimic.