Panel Doors

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Project by Grumpy posted 11-24-2007 11:32 PM 1921 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We had some louvre doors in our bedroom, a single opening & a double opening to wardrobes, that came with the house when it was built. My wife never liked them much & called them “those dust collectors. The time came 4 or five years ago to do something about them, after all “25 years” was not too long to wait.
I went to the local door makers, all said the doubles were not standard openings & the cost of tailor made doors was ‘through the roof’.
I decided to have a crack at them myself. I had made a couple of glass paned cedar doors before but never panelled doors.
The doors are bi-fold, one single set & one double set. The panels & frames are radiata pine. Joints are biscuited (no sign of movement yet). The raised panels were first routered then attached on particle board. As the doors were painted I could get away with the cheaper materials.
They did turn out a bit heavy but that does give a more solid feel.
I think they turned out OK, certainly much cheaper than the bought ones & the Boss was happy.
P.S The door on the left in the first picture is a bought one, I made the others to match.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 11-25-2007 12:16 AM

looks good grumpy so your a door builder ! well done and when the boss is happy everybodys happy !

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#2 posted 11-25-2007 12:45 AM

Great doors Grumpy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#3 posted 11-25-2007 02:40 AM

Maybe if you weren’t so “Grumpy” your wife wouldn’t paint them pink! LOL!

Nice doors Grumpy!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#4 posted 11-25-2007 03:59 AM

Looks good, Grumpy! Nice work. You wife must be a pretty patient person ;^D

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

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#5 posted 11-25-2007 04:48 AM

Hey Dadoo. The doors are white not pink. Probably my bad photography. Not so Grumpy really.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 11-25-2007 04:51 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. Yes Tom, my wife is very patient, she needs to be to be married to me.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 11-25-2007 05:47 AM

Great job on the doors Grumpy!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#8 posted 11-25-2007 05:54 AM

Looks like pro work, I’d hire ya.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 11-25-2007 09:50 AM

Nice work Grumpy. Anything that makes the “better half” happy is a good thing. You should have wrangled a new tool out of the deal though.

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

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#10 posted 11-27-2007 01:32 AM

Nice doors Grumpy, yea, you must have all the tools you need, those must be worth a new router or tablesaw. mike.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 11-27-2007 03:20 AM

Them are some good looking doors Grumpy.

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

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#12 posted 10-01-2008 05:29 AM

Uh oh. . . I got competition in the fenestration field! Nice raised panel doors Grumpy, though with work like that I don’t think yer very grumpy after all :)

-- Bob Schilke

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#13 posted 10-01-2008 06:14 AM

Thanks for your interest Bob.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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