Cherry Entry Door

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Project by Gregg M. posted 08-12-2016 05:20 PM 1152 views 4 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an entry door made of cherry from a single tree. The slabs were purchased at a saw mill in Elkton, MD name Second Chance Hardwoods. The door was made based on an article for a green door in Fine HomeBuilding. The door is 3’ thick and weights in around 200lbs. Custom hardware was purchased for this door. The door was finished with a marine varnish (Epifanes satin). The window is a triple pane window that is slightly darkened. The door uses insulation in its inner core along with Tyvek and foam gaskets for weather seals.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#1 posted 08-12-2016 05:29 PM

Nice job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 08-12-2016 05:30 PM

Really nice work.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 08-12-2016 05:51 PM

Nice wood

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#4 posted 08-12-2016 07:18 PM

Wow, that is a very impressive door. How did you apply the marine varnish? Looks like you got a very even sheen.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#5 posted 08-12-2016 07:37 PM

very impressive, thanks for sharing !!!

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#6 posted 08-12-2016 07:51 PM

Gregg, you did a beautiful job on this door. It’s very impressive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 08-12-2016 08:51 PM

nice looking door.

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#8 posted 08-12-2016 09:31 PM

Beautiful door. Nice details and great color.

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#9 posted 08-12-2016 09:51 PM

That is outstanding. An entry door is a gutsy project; kudos.

-- PaulMayer,

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#10 posted 08-13-2016 12:08 AM

beautiful door …....GREAT FINISH …....GRATZ TOP 3


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#11 posted 08-13-2016 12:50 AM

Side door? just kidding it’s sideways.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 08-13-2016 12:58 AM

This is a beautiful entry door! Looks like a lot of work went into it, and it has certainly paid off! Lucky you getting to come home to it every night!

-- Dean

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#13 posted 08-13-2016 02:51 AM

Nice job!

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#15 posted 08-13-2016 10:38 AM

Beautiful Door! This is one on my bucket list

-- "There are three kinds of men. The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." --- Will Rogers

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