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Iowa Weather Storm Doors

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 11-29-2016 03:46 PM 521 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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#1 posted 11-29-2016 04:46 PM

Those look very good.

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#2 posted 11-29-2016 06:27 PM

I like screened porches in MOOSQUITOOOOOOO! Land!

Good job on the doors!

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 11-29-2016 07:09 PM

Looks good….. The weather has not been that bad so far…....

-- Ray,Iowa

#4 posted 11-30-2016 11:15 AM

Nice Doors!

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#5 posted 11-30-2016 12:18 PM

Great looking doors and much needed.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 11-30-2016 02:03 PM

Very nice! How did you handle making the inserts removable?

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#7 posted 11-30-2016 03:06 PM

look great

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#8 posted 11-30-2016 07:47 PM

Looking good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 11-30-2016 11:32 PM



Very nice! How did you handle making the inserts removable?

- Jeremymcon


If you look closely at the last picture and zoom in you can see a rabbit on the door where the insert fits. Each insert it then fitted to that door (which I mark carefully) and use turn knobs to hold the insert in place. Nice to have two doors in one, just like the old days when dad, each fall, took down the screen and put up the storm glass.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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