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Project by Garry posted 02-02-2010 08:45 PM 1878 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This another door for our house that I just completed that is for the washroom that is entered through our sunroom.
The carved scene that faces the sunroom is the one with the birdhouse and flowers.
The carving with the outhouse scene faces inside the washroom.

The door frame is made with ash and the carving blank is basswood.

If interested, there are many more photos from raw basswood blank to completed door on this link following which is on my website.

Thanks for taking the time to look,

-- Garry, Engadine, Michigan (Upper Peninsula)

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 09:00 PM

Fantastic work, looks great.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 09:50 PM

Garry, the link isn’t working so I’ll ask my questions directly. Is the carving applied to the panel or is it all carved from one piece? How is it finished?

It is a beautiful piece unique to your home. I love these very personal projects because the talent and inspired design that goes into them can never be quite duplicated by anyone else.

-- Ray, Lakeland, FL

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 10:24 PM

oh my goodness!!
what a wonderful component of the room.. . this is marvelous

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 10:26 PM

Wow that’s fantastic unique and beautiful. Talk about a raised panel!

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 02-03-2010 12:07 AM

Ray, The link should now work.
The carving is from a solid blank of basswood about 2.5 inches thick if I remember correctly.
The finish is satin poly.
If you take time to go to the link that I posted abouve you will be able to see the carving from the beginning.
Thanks for the comments all.


-- Garry, Engadine, Michigan (Upper Peninsula)

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#6 posted 02-03-2010 12:10 AM

Excellent Carving! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 02-03-2010 03:02 AM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#8 posted 02-03-2010 03:58 AM

Well executed carving

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#9 posted 02-03-2010 03:55 PM

Beautiful job

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#10 posted 02-03-2010 04:40 PM

Beautiful looking door. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 02-04-2010 05:22 PM

Beautiful design elements. Like your carving work a lot!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#12 posted 02-05-2010 12:10 AM

I am very inspired by this. Your work is very appealing and must enhance your home tremendously.
I like the way the colors in the ash work so well with the basswood carving.
Just beautiful.

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#13 posted 02-06-2010 05:36 AM

Beautiful carvings and nice work on the door construction. I just took a quick look through your web site – tons of fantastic work there. I could spend all day looking through that site!

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#14 posted 02-07-2010 12:50 AM

Thanks Tony. I see you do some carving yourself.

-- Garry, Engadine, Michigan (Upper Peninsula)

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