|Project by MasterSergeant||posted 11-29-2016 03:46 PM||714 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I just finished making my “For Iowa Weather” storm doors for our house. I used cedar as I like the look and durability of the wood, although it does have its knots. For the knots I used two part epoxy to stablize them. The finish is my favorite, Penofin Premium exterior with a cedar stain. Penofin applies very easily, penetrates deep and 99% UV resistant.
I used floating mortises on the door frame, not sure I like though. I believe the old Mortise and Tenon does the job as well and I think easier. The inserts are full of half-laps jointery with some clever management in construction process.
Each door has two inserts; one for Iowa Winter made with glass and one for Iowa mosquitoes with screen.
These are on the north side of house all finished and installed! I am so darn pleased with them!
I started making the storm doors at the beginning of November took some time and fancy calculating :P
-- Kelly, woodworker under construction