Moose Screen Door

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Project by robbinscabin posted 09-12-2009 12:17 AM 4541 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, the kids and the doors kept me pretty busy this summer but I’ve finally packed them off to school and thought that I would share my latest screen doors wtih my fellow LJ’s.

The Moose door was a surprise birthday gift from a hubby to a wife. Originally she was from Canada and she says that “Moose are like home”. She spent her birthday at the State Fair with her sister and didn’t return home until 9:30 at night. When she finally came home she was so surprised she just couldn’t stop giggling. That’s when she decided to call me…at 10 PM. “It’s AWESOME!” followed by hysterical laughter was all I could hear when I picked up the phone. Two days later she was still talking about it…And her hubby was heard chanting, “My door is better than your door” upon entering my mom’s house. I think I’ll consider them satisfied customers. LOL.

PS I forgot to mention how much I enjoyed making the antlers on this projects. I made the front antler on a seperate piece of wood and attached them together using glue and screws (from the back) to create a 3-D effect that is quite nice up close. I can’t wait to try the technique again.

-- Robbinscabin,

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#1 posted 09-12-2009 01:52 AM

Welcome back. Another nice door. I do like the attached antler. It gives the same effect as a relief carving. Oh, and this eagle also doesn’t look like a parrot, so that makes two in a row I guess.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 09-12-2009 02:39 AM

I had a moose lick the back of my neck after sneaking up on me once when I was at a conference in Alaska. Teach me to go sight seeing when I should be working. Nice door. :D

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#3 posted 09-12-2009 02:41 AM

Hey, it’s a struggle to keep those Parrots at bay…but I keep trying! LOL. I’ve got one more door I finished this summer too but I’ll have to post that one a bit later. Computer is giving me a hassle tonight.

-- Robbinscabin,

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#4 posted 09-12-2009 02:47 AM

That is absolutely awesome. I love the creative projects. Hopefully this fall I will get to explore my creative side a little more.

Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work!

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#5 posted 09-12-2009 03:27 AM

good job carve on

-- jim nevada

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#6 posted 09-12-2009 02:45 PM

Another fantastic door.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#7 posted 09-13-2009 02:12 AM

It appears to me that the moose just might be smiling but then perhaps he knew the response in advance

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#8 posted 09-13-2009 02:50 AM

Cool screen door most unique

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 09-15-2009 01:55 AM

I love this door and of course all the rest. I seen your doors months ago, and had to look again. I need to make a new door for our cabin. I made the last one, but nothing like this. I would love to attemp this but never did any carving. You really do a nice job. I get the 3D effect with the antler, but I’m not getting the Eagle. Is the top of the door carved out of one big piece of wood?

-- Janice

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#10 posted 09-15-2009 02:25 PM

The Eagle, unfortunately, is not 3-D. The entire face of the door is one sheet of plywood cut to door size. The basic shape is jigsawed into the plywood to create open areas for the screen and then the carving work begins to add detail to the plywood. If your at least a little artistic then carving with a dremel type tool really isn’t that challenging. I love it, anyways. Good luck to you.

-- Robbinscabin,

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