|Project by Durbs75||posted 09-26-2016 11:23 AM||546 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
They are BIG and heavy and look amazing installed. The doors are solid wood and have been distressed with a very unique process I have developed to make “new” lumber look old and reclaimed and it looks authentic. The reason for new lumber distressed to look old was to help keep the budget where it needed to be. Actual reclaimed lumber can be very expensive. Finished with a custom stain color and a satin acrylic poly, these doors accent the space perfectly. I wanted to show the distressed look up close to show you the authentic look complete with old nail holes and bolt holes and wood texture. Each door is 37 inches wide, 93 inches tall, and 1 1/4 inches thick.
The track and all hardware is custom made and welded for strength and aesthetics. The track is anchored into the wall studs with 6 inch lag bolts to securely support these heavy solid doors. At the bottom of the doors, I made brackets to keep the doors in place and from swaying back and forth when opening / closing. The hardware is finished with a hammered spray paint and finished with a matte low sheen finish for durability. The high quality steel ball bearing wheels offer smooth operation and are very quiet when opening and closing.
The hammer handles are a very unique addition to the doors. The hammer heads are from the client’s grandpa. I was presented the heads only and was asked to incorporate them into the design. I made the handles for them out of ash wood and distressed and colored them to appear old and authentic. The handles are offset from the doors with 2 inch steel and are secured to the door with lag bolts for strength and durability.
It was a plesure to craft these doors!!!