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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 12-05-2016 07:31 PM 1302 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have mentioned that were are doing custom passage doors though my cabinet door shop here in Lubbock. Even without pushing, the last year we have done several jobs, including a couple of sets of sliding barn doors.

Obviously, this was a pretty complicated build. Each door was almost 4 ft. wide with a radius of about 8 1/2’. After they were assembled, they became much too big for me to handle.

They are made from solid rustic alder and are 1 3/8” thick. The panel is raised both sides. The homeowner is planning to make the hardware to hang them with. It has to be modified because of the arch. The outside brackets have to be extended. I am anxious to see them installed.

Hopefully I will be able to get pictures after they are finished and installed which the contractor is doing (thank goodness—I am tired) I did these as well as another set of arched doors in the same house. I had to build the arched jamb for them. I’ll show pictures of them too. They are already hung and painted.

Thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 12-05-2016 08:01 PM

WOW! Looking forward to seeing them installed.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#2 posted 12-05-2016 08:04 PM

Wow! VERY nice work! Really impressive!


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#3 posted 12-05-2016 08:09 PM

COOL barn doors!

YES! It would be nice to see them as installed!
... hope you can get the pics…

Great job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 12-05-2016 09:12 PM

Hello Kent! Beautiful sir!

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#6 posted 12-06-2016 01:58 AM

Great work Ken

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#7 posted 12-06-2016 03:02 AM

Super work

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#8 posted 12-06-2016 06:24 AM

Awesome doors-so massive!

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#9 posted 12-06-2016 03:57 PM

You did a very nice job on these doors.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 12-06-2016 09:16 PM

Nice work

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#11 posted 12-09-2016 01:54 PM

Fine work on those giants.
Hope to see them up.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 12-09-2016 10:30 PM

As with others, I hope you do get a chance to post more pics once they are hung. Very nice looking. My shop is too small to build something this big.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works works anyway.

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