|Project by topher||posted 07-30-2009 03:32 AM||6927 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
My first door! And by the way, I really enjoy seeing everyones projects!!
This was just finished and hung yesterday. The door is for my brother’s Tuscan Home in the Hollywood hills. He wanted a rustic garden door that would age and build character over time when exposed to the elements. I used 2×6 Douglas fir milled and jointed to 5”. I first champered the edges on the router table then distressed the edges and board faces with a curved pull scraper, assorted gouges and claw to make worm holes and followed by a series of sandings. The boards were assembled with glue and wooden dowels. I bought the 2” x 1/4 metal bands at home depot, drew my design and cut it with my grinder and a metal blade. I also used the blade to make the distress marks. The clavos nail head i ordered online. The finish is a boiled linseed oil rub, then i went over it with a glaze i had left over from another project. I then topped it off with another coat of linseed oil. Ill let it weather for some time and then decide if i want to seal it…
Hope you like it !
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