Oak Door on Arran. In situ

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Project by Jamie Speirs posted 12-02-2010 07:03 PM 2881 views 6 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a picture of the door finally.
I could say that all those bridal joints fitted like a glove.
No one would believe that as I was only given height and width for a stone wall, so the email from the man who fitted it.

Heya Jamie

Thanks for your email
We’re all well up in the cold frozen Glen.
No snow but low temperatures, beautiful here though.
I’ve done a few pics of the door.
I had to hang it opening out as the path slopes up on the inside!!
Cos of that on the top left there is a gap, but it’s not bad at all.
We could do something about it but that’s for another time.
It looks beautiful mate
I didn’t do the mortices on the uprights on the frame,
just to give myself a bit more of a chance fitting it.
I screwed and plugged the arch and it fitted great.
We used expanding foam on the gap between frame and wall and then trowel
mastic’d on that.
Anyway here they are -
I’m gonna give you a ring as I have a favour to ask.
Ross says hi as well.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#1 posted 12-02-2010 07:40 PM

Now that turned out quite beautiful! Great door! Great job!

-- Darrell B.

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#2 posted 12-02-2010 07:49 PM

I’ve been waiting for the pic of this door. Thought maybe I missed it,
It appears to go into another outdoor courtyard.
Thnkyou for posting the finished product.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 12-02-2010 08:27 PM

Jamie that looks great!!

Besides your skills (wich i can see is high) you got an eye for design and were to use oak.

A perfekt job!

More than well done.

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#4 posted 12-02-2010 08:47 PM

I have always liked theese kind of doors
and this one seems to bee for the next cupple of centuri´s
well done Jamie


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#5 posted 12-02-2010 08:57 PM

That’s a wonderful looking door, Jamie. I think that it goes rather well with that beautiful stone wall and they both look to be quite sturdy. Not a bad pair at all and they will go along ways toward protecting the good folk that live within the property. No telling how many years they will work together so some men will say many years hence. “That’s the fine door that good old Jamie built. It’s good for another hundred years or so.” :)

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 12-02-2010 09:07 PM

Thanks all.

I just had a phone call asking me to go over to Arran to discuss another project.
It is an hours crossing on the ferry.
Just enough time to get a wonderfully cooked breakfast of local Arran produce. Yum.
Then when I get there, a Tea Room with wonderful home baking, get some slices of Fruit Dumpling for my Faither.
I then see my Teacher.
Back onto the Ferry in time for Lunch.
Life is grand.
What a way to spend a day.
I’ll see if I can get some pictures of the crossing, with this cold weather it will be nice and clear.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 12-02-2010 09:19 PM

The door turned out terrific, and looks great installed..

And your a lucky guy, that is a very good day to spend a day…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#8 posted 12-02-2010 10:00 PM

Beautiful fit with the host environment, wonderful craftsman ship

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 12-02-2010 10:08 PM

Looking mighty fine! That stonework is impressive too.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#10 posted 12-02-2010 10:15 PM

Wauuu, wonderful too see the door in place.
Yes it sure fits that stone wall well.
A beautiful pair together.
Best thoughts,

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

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#11 posted 12-02-2010 10:17 PM

beautiful door Jamie. reminds me of lord of the rings for some reason.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#12 posted 12-02-2010 10:20 PM

Looks like it’s always been there. I’d like to see more of what’s inside the property.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#13 posted 12-02-2010 11:32 PM

Beautiful door, Jamie.And the plus for me is that it is on the Isle of my ancestors. Makes it extra special for me.

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#14 posted 12-03-2010 01:32 AM

Good looking door, fits in well with the wall. Can’t wait to see pics from the ferry ride : )

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#15 posted 12-03-2010 02:27 AM

Wow beautiful door and stonework Jamie.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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