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Project by REME posted 976 days ago 1207 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project I did last summer. Homeowner wanted the look of carriage doors. I showed her roll up doors that resembled carriage doors and she didnt want them. She wanted actual working carriage doors. So I built them for her. They are made from straight grain(vg) fir. primed and painted to match rest of the house.

-- - Mike





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T. D. Reid

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#1 posted 976 days ago

great job, they look good. Do you know if they have mechanical openers or manual?

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 976 days ago

Mike,

The doors look really great, but we were wondering the same thing as Todd. Can they be opened remotely? How does one deal with them in the snow? She must have a very reliable shovel-er! Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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REME

26 posts in 1949 days


#3 posted 975 days ago

Thanks for the comments. The doors do not have mechanical openers. Homeowner wasnt interested. I live in the north east , so snow was a factor also. Discussed this with her(homeowner) and she didnt have a problem. She is a snow bird and goes to florida for the winter. There is also an overhang above the doors that comes out about 2 1/2 feet and the driveway drops off rather quickly. She also has plow service that takes care of all the snow.

-- - Mike

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rusty2010

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#4 posted 975 days ago

Very nice details. I built several arched doors for breeze ways and mechanical doors. I can appreciate the time and patience it takes to do. Can you give some insight on the size and installation of the hinges. Are the inserts floating.

-- check, recheck then check again

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REME

26 posts in 1949 days


#5 posted 975 days ago

@ rusty, the hinges are 4 1/2” and I used 4 on each door. They are ball bearing butt hinges, bought them from hardwaresource.com I used the portercable butt hinge template. The template is great for hanging doors. I hung all four doors in less than an hour. The panels are floating.

-- - Mike

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 975 days ago

Looks great Mike I was wondering if you pegged the M&T joint to keep it from coming apart ?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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REME

26 posts in 1949 days


#7 posted 975 days ago

Thanks Jim, I did peg the M&T joints. They ‘ve been hanging for over a year now and they’ve held up real well.

-- - Mike

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 975 days ago

My father -in-law made doors for 60 years ,what he did with extra wide doors was to incorporate a threaded rod hidden inside the the top and bottom rails through the stiles.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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