|Project by Iheartwood||posted 04-26-2010 12:15 AM||2026 views||10 times favorited||14 comments|
Here’s my new front door. I’ve been wanting to build a door like this for a long time. I did most of the work at the high school shop to mill the wood and drill out the mortises as well as cut the tenons. I did the finicky work of making fit together properly with hand tools in my garage.
This was one of those projects that seemed like it would never get done because having never made a door before I had to keep researching next steps and thinking about things carefully. I’m delighted with the results. Every time I walk through it I have to stop and admire it.
It’s CVG fir with some small walnut accents. Finished with 3 coats of exterior polyurethane, sanding between coats . I followed up the last coat with 0000 steel wool. It’s smooth like butter.
-- Steve, Portland, OR