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Project by RoyBoy posted 04-12-2007 08:41 PM 2177 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have 5 of the 8 doors for the interior completed along with all the bedrooms/baths trimmed out. I’m going to try my hand at stained glass for the entry door, or at least square cut pieces since I like the arts & crafts style anyway – should be much easier to do too!

All the doors, casework and trim are white oak, finished with Fruitwood stain and satin poly. You’d think the “keystone” corbels might be a nice detail, but it actually makes the crown install MUCH easier – and yeah, it’s a nice detail to boot!

My father and I are getting good (and fast) and whipping up crown this way now with a couple of fixtures!

-- Brian, Alabaster, AL





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 04-12-2007 10:18 PM

and how does this make life easier??

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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markrules

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#2 posted 04-12-2007 10:23 PM

Those are keystone corbels?

They look nice, and evenly placed on the wall, they could hide every joint you had on the wall. Nice touch.

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#3 posted 04-12-2007 11:16 PM

Debbie,
It looks like Brian would take two shorter pieces of crown and work to get the inside miter just right. Then you cut them off to about 18 inches long and put them up and add the corbels. If you do that at each corner, then the long piece inbetween just has straight cuts (no miters).

I don’t have much experience with installing crown, but I imagine it is easier to finesse the miter cuts when you’re dealing with smaller pieces, and then just have straight cuts for the longer runs.

They do look great, either way, Brian.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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RoyBoy

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#4 posted 04-12-2007 11:55 PM

Ok, that’s what I call them “keystone” haha Reminds me of a keystone on a brick window surround. Anywho, corbels at least ;)

Yes Ethan, exactly! And also, I can glue and pocket screw the corners together TIGHT and won’t have any gaps. Then, as you said, the straight pieces are piece of pie! Thanks!

When your running 1000+BF of lumber for trim, you have to “try” to be creative! haha

-- Brian, Alabaster, AL

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#5 posted 04-13-2007 06:54 PM

Good job Roy, on both. Very nice looking door. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#6 posted 04-13-2007 07:56 PM

Great idea on the keystone feature. The doors look great also.

-- 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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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 04-13-2007 08:07 PM

Nice looking stuff!

I’ve never seen door panels with the grain running horizontally. Was that a design choice or materials-driven decision?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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RoyBoy

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#8 posted 04-14-2007 12:46 AM

Thanks Guys!

Yes Charlie, more of a materials thing, but I did like it running sideways anyway too. (or at least didn’t mind it). I liked how it flowed with the rails… makes them look “beefier”! haha

-- Brian, Alabaster, AL

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#9 posted 04-14-2007 12:49 AM

Most of the doors like these run horizontal in panel grain… in my experience

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Karson

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#10 posted 04-14-2007 01:22 AM

Yes I noticed that also but didn’t say anything.

-- 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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RoyBoy

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#11 posted 04-14-2007 02:01 PM

In most “paneled” doors (ie: kitchen cabinets, etc) they do run vertically, but I have seen both in entry doors which is why I chose it and to save $80 for one more sheet of white oak ply!

-- Brian, Alabaster, AL

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#12 posted 04-14-2007 03:45 PM

Great idea for the “keystones”. I’ve seen them used at the corners and know that it’s easier, but I don’t think it looks as good. after fighting with the long pieces doing my daughters room, this is surely the way to go. I can already see it in the Master bedroom and living room…. A nice A&C detail, that would work well in so many design applications.

Thanks for that insight!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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RoyBoy

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#13 posted 04-15-2007 02:14 PM

Thank you Scott! Yes, I didn’t like the corner thingy as well – it’s ok when you do a painted crown I think, but for oak and A&C style, I like the mitered corners better myself.

-- Brian, Alabaster, AL

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David

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#14 posted 04-17-2007 09:01 PM

Brian – great looking work!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#15 posted 01-31-2008 09:59 PM

Looks great, How old is your house? I am remodeling an old place too.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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