|Project by cabinetmaster||posted 05-24-2009 10:05 PM||3997 views||6 times favorited||37 comments|
This was my first attempt at building an arched doorway. The doorway is made of walnut and has a walnut burl veneer on the panels. The doorway is 8’ tall, 48” wide and 32” deep. It was built in the shop, trimmed out and finshed. Then it was transported to the jobsite, set in place and the casing installed. We made a template of the doorway after taking on-site and then made the arched casing on our cnc router.
The achway itself was built after making a full sized jig, cutting the walnut to 4” wide and planing it down to 1/4” thick. I then bent and glued 3 pieces together to get to a full 3/4” thick. Each piece was made a little longer on each side so they could overlap the straight side pieces. The 3/4” side pieces were then routed to accept the laps from the arches. This seemed to make it very strong. By making these 2 arches and the cutting and pocket screwing the rails at bottom on each side and at the intesecting area for the upper panel, we was able to get our depth.
Our customer was very happy with the final resullts.
I’d appreciate any critiques good or bad.
-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps