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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.





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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 1028 days ago

That is a beautiful door! Made even more beautiful by your daughter (?).
Clear DF is a gorgeous wood. I agree, it works nice.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Allanwoodworks

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#2 posted 1028 days ago

Very nice! I to love working with Douglas Fir, and living in Washington we have it everywhere. Well done!

-- Ty, Up in Washington

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 1028 days ago

Hi Kids !!! Daddy sure made a beautiful door for your home !! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jbschutz

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#4 posted 1028 days ago

Beautiful design, beautiful work.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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TNwoodchuck

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#5 posted 1028 days ago

Awesome! It would go very nice on our home, but shipping would be a killer from Portland, OR, to Portland, TN, where we live. Then there’s the issue of getting you to build it…

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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vipond33

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#6 posted 1028 days ago

Those are super details on the lower half of the door and it’s great that the screen goes so low that even pets (and your best pet) can easily look out. Lovely work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1028 days ago

Great work on the door looks real nice!

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

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