4 panel salvaged Pine Door

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Project by miles125 posted 11-06-2007 02:26 PM 2676 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for the front door at a guys bird hunting lodge in Omaha Ga. Thank God for rich folks!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#1 posted 11-06-2007 02:40 PM

Hello Miles;
—-great salvaged door, great workmanship….and thank God for those who can see into the character of wood in such a way, that like you….they can see possibilities in ‘salvaged wood’!!!

I’m kind of curious here and so I will ask a question….if I may? In your #3 picture I still am seeing what appears to be the residue from the window glazing, so I’m wondering, did you also build the grids//grills for the sashes set therein? Also what is the type of finish you are using here….or what is used most common for exterior wood down there in the south?

Thank you for sharing this project….

-- --frank, NH,

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#2 posted 11-06-2007 03:01 PM

Morning Frank,
The window panes are individual panes of 1/4” safety glass that i used an acrylic brown caulk to seal in between ovalo sticking trim on both sides. I usually just make sure i get good squishage (if thats a word) and its best cleaned off with a razor knife after its dried for a few days. Fortunately i didn’t have to do a finish on these, but i assume the owner probably did a natural finish using a low sheen poly or maybe a spar varnish.

This Heart Pine with just about any kind of clear coat makes the color jump out at you. You can stain it, but looks best to me natural.

By the way. This wood came from an old house that burned down in Columbus Ga. All except for the floor joist system which is what supplied me the wood you’re looking at.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#3 posted 11-06-2007 03:16 PM

Ok so the front door on his bird hunting lodge is nicer than the front door to my house. Yup, gotta love those rich folks.

I vote for squishge as a word. It will add credibility to my vocabulary as I often refer to things with what ever happens to be at the tip of my tounge at the moment. Some examples: urathane = varnish, zero tolerance insert = zero clearance insert, thingy = pretty much anything. I know they’re wrong but once I use them they just stick.

Gorgeous door by the way.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#4 posted 11-06-2007 03:38 PM

Lol Shaun…I like the common woodworker slang for eliptical window which somehow got around to being pronounced “olympic window” hehe. Also drives me crazy to hear people call Poplar…”Popular”.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 11-06-2007 04:27 PM

Nice door.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 11-06-2007 05:53 PM

Miles, You do great work!

You said it right “Thank God for rich folks.” Why despise them because they have money. Be glad they do, and find out what they need. It could be a great source for meeting our needs.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 11-06-2007 06:06 PM

Dang Miles, I am liking your work.

Your last thought reminds me of the pronunciation of Pecan as Pee Can.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 11-06-2007 06:09 PM

My father-in-law had a word, “Chee-wees”, for those cheap weasels who won’t pay in full for your services.

Nice door by the way.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 11-06-2007 10:47 PM

Great work!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 11-07-2007 05:43 AM

Nothing beats the old wood. Beautiful color. I am heading towards making some windows from salvaged fir. Great work.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 11-07-2007 05:57 AM

And what about that word Nuc-u-ler. That’s as close to that can o’ worms as I’ll go.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Thos. Angle

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#12 posted 11-07-2007 06:28 AM

Great work, Miles. It looks like a fun project and rewarding as well. Where I gew up people “redded up the dishes and warshed ‘em in the crick”. Ya gotta love them Hoosiers. Ya-as

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#13 posted 11-07-2007 01:17 PM

Beautiful door and lights. I guess rich is good – I’ve tried the poor version, so now I’ll hope to try the rich version – just gotta figure out how :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#14 posted 11-07-2007 01:22 PM

Thanks for the nice compliments everyone.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 01-29-2010 06:35 PM

some lovely reclaimed wood… love the grain in it… well done… the door looks absolutely wonderful

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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