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Gate Doors with Speak Easyz

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Project by SurfnIrie posted 01-07-2010 09:37 PM 2153 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this door twice. The first time I built it, I had to go out of town, so it sat behind my bench while I was gone ready to be distressed when I got back. When I came home the home owners had refused the door on delivery and it had been returned. It seems “someone” and I’m not naming names, tried to distress the door for me and get it delivered to the owners while I was away. I really do wish I took pictures of how it turned out, but it was really bad. So I built it again and here it is. I use hot nails of different diameters to create worm holes here and there, a chain to kind of knock it around a bit, and a bit of this and that to soften and edge here and there. The iron straps and the speak easy grills (which you can’t see) are hand made iron, but not by me. I rough out the molding for the straps, and I don’t have to worry much about a door like this in the shop getting banged up until the finish is applied =) I called it a gate door because it just went into a courtyard from the driveway. I built this here in Naples and installed it on the east side near West Palm Beach, so for a change I was around to see it completed and took pictures. Really quick & fun door to build.





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#1 posted 01-08-2010 12:35 AM

beautiful!!!
I am curious about the “other version” :)
beautiful beautiful door!!

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

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SurfnIrie

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 02:37 AM

Thanks! The other version was distressed with a hatchet and a very heavy hand >.<

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#3 posted 01-08-2010 12:01 PM

ah. yah… hatchet marks—just doesn’t sound right!

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

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#4 posted 01-09-2010 03:36 AM

what kind of wood did you use? is it dyed or stained?

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#5 posted 01-09-2010 06:42 AM

wonderful doors

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-23-2010 08:02 PM

Simply amazing and I am sure anyone would be lucky to have the discarded one!!!

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#7 posted 02-27-2010 08:24 AM

another beautiful door…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 02-27-2010 09:20 AM

Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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