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Arched-top interior door pair

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Project by petetree posted 07-08-2011 03:23 AM 2139 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This door was built of sugar pine. One of the design parameters was for a privacy screen to cover glass windows at top of door.(This door is between bedroom and livingroom). I came up with this pivoting carved sunburst top panel which covers middle panel when in down position. Panel is held in up position by edge mounted rare earth magnets. I designed and did carvings on both sides of the doors. Patron shared with me the nifty blocks for clamping the laminated arched top. This was a helpful and easy way to do the lamination of the 1/8th inch veneers for the arched top. I think this is the most complex set of doors I have built to date.





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eaglewrangler

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#1 posted 07-08-2011 03:33 AM

great work. How did you do the carving? Like the fan design, very creative. How many hrs in the doors?

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Mark Emerson

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#2 posted 07-08-2011 04:07 AM

I am speechless! That is nothing less than an OUTSTANDING application of skill and patience. Well done.

-- Mark, Pueblo, CO. >>> A few pieces of wood and an Idea is all it takes to get me in trouble :)

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Mark Emerson

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#3 posted 07-08-2011 04:08 AM

I am speechless! That is nothing less than an OUTSTANDING application of skill and patience. Well done.

-- Mark, Pueblo, CO. >>> A few pieces of wood and an Idea is all it takes to get me in trouble :)

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woodnut

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#4 posted 07-08-2011 04:11 AM

Wow I love those doors. You nailed it in my book. Great carvings and great craftsmanship. Again love em.

-- F.Little

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Hallmark

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#5 posted 07-08-2011 04:12 AM

What great looking doors, with the design and craftsmanship to match.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#6 posted 07-08-2011 04:34 AM

Very Nice !

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#7 posted 07-08-2011 05:15 AM

very nice. Is this an adobe house?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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spunwood

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#8 posted 07-08-2011 05:16 AM

Love the carvings and love the fanning curtains.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 07-08-2011 11:15 AM

Amazing work all the way around on this! Love the whole thing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 07-08-2011 11:30 AM

beautiful craftsmanship well done

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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#11 posted 07-08-2011 03:40 PM

When you say complex set of doors, you are not understating the fact. A very artistic combination of carving
and craftmanship, I really like that pivot method of hinging the fan doors. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 07-08-2011 05:41 PM

Awesome doors!!!! what a neat idea on the glass
Stacey

-- www. staceymitchellwildlifeart.synthasite.com

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lightweightladylefty

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#13 posted 07-09-2011 02:40 AM

Pete,

Those doors are fabulous. By looking at your first picture, we didn’t see why there was a need for “a privacy screen” since they looked about 9 feet high. Your last picture told “the rest of the story.”

The privacy fan is ingeniously outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 07-28-2011 03:48 AM

This is absolutely awsome. I would be proud to have those anywhere I could imaging.

-- One can dream, about a passion not yet fully fulfilled!

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