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Project by Dorje posted 07-08-2007 10:21 AM 4930 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Should’ve just waited til this point to post, but..I’m learning…I just read:

“Showcase your finished project, add a title, pictures and provide information about the wood, tools, process in your Story. Is your project still a work in progress? Write about it in your Blog and when you are finished—showcase it here.”

Well, I wasn’t that advanced at the time – now, a week or two later…I’m catching on! I originally posted this project half way through, so the back story is there. For fitting in to an opening that was 3/4” out of square at the header, it came together okay. The doors are finished in an oil blend of mineral spirits, boiled linseed oil, and Teak oil (heavy on the Teak oil because these are outside – though under cover).

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA





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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 07-08-2007 03:35 PM

Dorje;

Very Nice doors! great work.

Lee

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#2 posted 07-08-2007 03:46 PM

Great doors.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 07-08-2007 03:54 PM

Nice doors Dorje, you’re a darn good finish carpenter. jockmike

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

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 07-08-2007 04:10 PM

They came out great. When I built a closet in my garage, I bought a set of cheap bifold doors at Home Depot. It never occurred to me to make my own. Now I wish I had seen yours first.

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

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Napaman

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#5 posted 07-08-2007 04:51 PM

very nice…I love all your work!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Bob Babcock

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#6 posted 07-08-2007 05:31 PM

What a great look. You took bi-fold doors (which I don’t typically like) and made a statement with them. Very nice.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Dorje

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#7 posted 07-08-2007 08:20 PM

Bob – I’ve never really gone in for them either, but they do open up much needed space in our tiny laundry/utility room!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 07-08-2007 08:23 PM

re: process—we are all learning. LJ.com gets fine-tuned on a regular basis, making it smoother, more user-friendly, and easily searched.

The doors look amazing.

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

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Dorje

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#9 posted 07-08-2007 08:37 PM

Thanks for the words Deb! And the inspection – I was a bit nervous to have you in the shop.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#10 posted 07-08-2007 08:39 PM

hehehe see? I don’t bite!! :)

just making sure everyone is safe :)
(the extension cord experience is a good example of just what can happen unexpectedly!)

:)

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

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David

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#11 posted 07-08-2007 08:56 PM

Dorje -

They turned out great! I am glad we have the chance to see them installed. Great contrast with the red siding, white trim and natural wood tone of your doors. Well done!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Damian Penney

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#12 posted 07-09-2007 01:49 AM

They did turn out great, and I particularly like the pegs because they show that they’ll last forever.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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oscorner

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#13 posted 07-09-2007 03:22 AM

Great door. What problem did the fact that the opening being 3/4” out of square at the header cause you and how did you over come it?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Dorje

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#14 posted 07-09-2007 08:38 AM

Thanks y’all -

Mark – I just had to shim the track for the door in the header and cut a tapered piece (of scrap wood) to cover the track and gap…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Dorje

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#15 posted 07-09-2007 09:41 AM

not a problem really, just not an ideal circumstance (I really do like when things are relatively square!)

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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