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Spessart oak entry door

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Project by wenge posted 11-06-2017 09:15 PM 1219 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Decided to change my front door about a year ago from the ugly 70’s style slab door to the period appropriate craftsman style to go along with my 1926 home. Door is Spessart oak, lightly fumed with ebony plugged tenons and dentil shelf inlay accents. Used hand blown bullseye glass for the lites and a craftsman style full mortise lock.
Finished with 12 coats of hand applied spar varnish for a very natural look.





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Kilo19

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#1 posted 11-06-2017 09:48 PM

awesome.

-- Justin

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 11-06-2017 09:57 PM

Wenge, that is a beautiful door and I bet I know where you bought the stock. Well done!

-- Art

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#3 posted 11-06-2017 09:58 PM

Wow. I’m generally not a fan of oak but this species is really nice. Great door.

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#4 posted 11-06-2017 10:43 PM

Beautiful work. I like the layout of the rays.

-- Pax - Maryland - Looking stupid is my superpower

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#5 posted 11-07-2017 01:02 AM

great work! i love it

-- Greg Simon

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socrbent

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#6 posted 11-07-2017 02:31 AM

This one really caught my eye. Besides the look – excellent craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#7 posted 11-07-2017 04:57 AM

Beautiful door!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#8 posted 11-07-2017 01:43 PM

This entry door turned out beautifully and It’s very creative and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Softshell

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#9 posted 11-07-2017 01:58 PM

That is one fine door! Absolutely beautiful.

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CampD

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#10 posted 11-07-2017 02:15 PM

Two thumbs up!

-- Doug...

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#11 posted 11-07-2017 02:16 PM

That is a thing of beauty. Well done.

-- Ron, Montana

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#12 posted 11-07-2017 02:53 PM

Very nice work!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#13 posted 11-07-2017 03:59 PM

Very nice work here. I made a similar entry door, and found it has held up quite well over the years. I like the details you chose, from the hardware to the ebony plugs.

The hand blown glass is a nice touch too. I’ve used that in a more subtle form to recreate antique pieces. It’s amazing how much the glass work can impact the finished look.

Good stuff!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#14 posted 11-07-2017 05:33 PM

That is amazing! Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#15 posted 11-07-2017 06:20 PM

That looks really amazing, I want one on my house. Where did you get the latch/lock?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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