|Project by hickeymad||posted 10-07-2011 12:13 AM||3655 views||8 times favorited||7 comments|
Wifey wanted a screen door this summer and I promised one to her. Though it took me a bit longer than I expected (doors are huge in my tiny little shop), I’ve finally got it hung and the hardware on. Luckily, this summer hardly had any warm days (lucky?) and we would have hardly used a screen door anyway.
I’m pretty darn pleased with how this thing turned out. Made of clear vertical grain douglas fir and built with twenty-six traditional mortise and tenon joints. All were cut by hand, as were the corresponding mortises. Finished with spar urethane (3 coats). Hinges from Lee Valley and handle from Restoration hardware here in Portland.
I love working with clear douglas fir. It smells sweet and planes beautifully. I’ve plans to build a matching front door for our home, perhaps this summer.