|Project by ous||posted 03-11-2011 02:39 AM||1458 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
A few years ago my son was building a home and we had a discussion on what you do when you want to finish a room in one specie of wood and the adjoining room in another species. We made two doors with Red Oak on one side for the bedroom and Black Cherry on the other side the bath room. I was careful to make sure the moisture content was the same in both species at 6 to 7 %. This is low enough that the moisture content in a home will have very little effect on any warp or twist. I worked very well and the doors stayed tight to the door stop. Since then I have replaced the doors in my own home in the same fashion using Elm against Red Oak and several Black Walnut doors against other species. I have a Shaper thanks to my good wife who spoils me. I hope this is a idea some of you want to use.
-- Roy Montana