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Project by patron posted 03-25-2011 10:10 PM 2928 views 8 times favorited 64 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here is a door that i made 20 years ago
it has been battered and abused
it is inlay-ed on both sides the same
with 3/4” ply as a core
i was going to fix it up
and then make a base for it
but decided i like the ‘patina’
that the years gave it
so i cleaned it up
and sprayed spar varnish (good for UV)
it can be flipped over from time to time
to keep it honest throughout the years

as it is 42” wide i can’t use it here on the house
as all my doors are 36”
so a table for the deck seemed like a good way to enjoy it
now for some chairs or benches
and maybe a cover for it while i’m not using it
to keep the finish good as long as possible

here is a built tutorial about the legs and frame for it

http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/19787

thanks for looking
have a good one !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle





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Eric in central Florida

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#1 posted 03-25-2011 10:24 PM

David, you are one in a million.
I hope that piece lasts 100 years.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 03-25-2011 10:27 PM

What a beautiful door/table, truly this is to pretty to be stashed in a store room somewhere. Great job of reusing!! the turtorial is great as well!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 03-25-2011 10:29 PM

Now that’s one clever way to recycle a door. It looks nice too. Grear save David.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 03-25-2011 10:31 PM

Uh,...WOW! What more can I say?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 03-25-2011 10:32 PM

Glad to see that that fantastic door found a good use and a good home.
Are you going to plug the lockset holes with dutchmans?

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#6 posted 03-25-2011 10:36 PM

Looks great. I returned to the tutorial and am again impressed.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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patron

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#7 posted 03-25-2011 10:37 PM

thanks guys
it is to heavy to move around
and was always in the way
so table it is
got some sliders for the legs
moves around pretty good now
. gary i decided to leave it as is
who knows
maybe someone will buy it
and i’ll hang it again somewhere

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 03-25-2011 10:44 PM

Too cool, David. You have a gift…
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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patron

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#9 posted 03-25-2011 10:51 PM

thanks to LJ’s we all share the gifts

it is amazing
all the different ways of doing things

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 03-25-2011 11:11 PM

David, very nice!

Almost looks like a Condor!

Looks like some good ole Fir in it…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#11 posted 03-25-2011 11:26 PM

joe it’s fir and redwood
i like it now more
it is usable again
and i can move it around easier

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 03-25-2011 11:31 PM

Wonderful work as always David. I enjoyed the blog as well.
Thanks for sharing
Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#13 posted 03-26-2011 12:05 AM

here is the pattern for this bird
it is drawn on poster board
and cut with an exacto knife
all the pieces marked for their color
and an arrow for the grain direction
and numbered to help locate them in order
just trace around them with a sharp pencil
if you blow one just retrace on another piece
cut to the line and fit one to another
and do this as it grows
this was done in 5/4 wood
then the pieces re-sawn in half
and glued to the plywood core

.
this one is from 3/4”flat stock
and is 5’ wide
there are 2 of them
somewhere in california

.
there is another in florida somewhere
8’ wide flying straight at you
no pictures of it though

the process is what i wanted to share
for the door
the bird is made and glued to itself in parts
and the parts fitted to each other
then re-sawn as bigger parts
then laid over the sunburst back
and those parts cut to fit
then the whole glued to the ply core
on both sides
then sanded and finished

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 03-26-2011 12:51 AM

Nice David. I’ve been waiting to see this finished.

Well done!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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870pilot

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#15 posted 03-26-2011 02:13 AM

artisan!

truly impressive and i agree with others, way too handsome to be stored away. i checked out the tutorial as well, thanks. varnish or not, i’d have a hard time not shoving a coaster under the first beer bottle that got close to it. but then, it has it’s wear marks, character indeed.

paul

-- Olivia's Papa, Newbie Woodworker, Old Tool Fan

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