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Project by woodsoldier posted 10-04-2011 04:44 PM 1070 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I rent this home from a very nice older man. After we moved in I asked if I could refinish the front doors, as the photos show, they needed it. Someone in the past had tried several layers of Poly, but had put it on with the doors hanging, and put it on way to thick.
I took them down to the bare wood, also changed the piece they had between the two doors

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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 10-04-2011 05:29 PM

They both turned out nice.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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woodsoldier

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#2 posted 10-04-2011 06:12 PM

Thanks, the door on the right has some defects in the finish, I am thinking the door was still wet from not having finish in those spots, I left both doors at bare wood in an enclosed plastic bubble with exhaust fans running for 10 days each. Guess that was not long enough to dry them out completely.

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Witbox

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#3 posted 10-07-2011 01:23 AM

That’s worth a month’s rent!

-- -I draw the pictures, they build the stuff...

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lightweightladylefty

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#4 posted 10-07-2011 05:34 AM

You must be the ideal tenant! What an outstanding transformation. It was a shame that such beautiful doors had not been maintained. You have restored them for many more years to admire their beauty. Your landlord had to be absolutely delighted.

We’re just curious what you did to close off the entrance while you were working on the doors since they were obviously not just a few minutes of work.

Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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woodsoldier

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#5 posted 10-08-2011 02:30 AM

I did one door at a time and used a sheet of 3/4 inch plywood, I braced it into the studs with 2×4’s and 4 1/2 inch lag screws. Thank god we have a back door. Kind of overkill on the security, but did not want any unknown visitors. Landlord was very happy. At the bottom of both doors I had to use min-wax wood hardener on the rotted parts, filled that in and covered it with the weather stripping.

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lightweightladylefty

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#6 posted 10-08-2011 05:50 AM

Thanks for answering our question. It sounds like you had it well thought out.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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woodsoldier

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#7 posted 10-10-2011 05:05 PM

L/W
One of the really great features of this site is not only answering what I can, but getting answers from others. Love the feedback. I have some other projects that I will be posting, however, my Army life has caught up with me and has me moving a bit slower then at any time in my life. Retirement middle of next year is upon me, not sure how disabled they will rate me, but after five spinal operations, movement can be a challenge. Still, I would not trade a single day in uniform.

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ropo71

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#8 posted 06-14-2013 01:40 AM

Turned put really nice, T….I know you do great work….

-- Robin, NC

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