The boys get doors

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Project by Maplenut posted 01-05-2012 04:49 PM 1493 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s taken a while to get these done for the boys rooms – they’re happy to not be living behind fabric any longer. The trim is solid maple. The door itself is a ‘solid’ slab with birch veneer I bought from a local dealer and the door jamb was suppose to be fir but ended up spruce. I then ripped 1/8”X4” maple strips and pinned them to the slab making the door look like it has raised panels – I suppose it does, but its a facade. I liked the craftsman look…saw a pic of it somewhere and tried to replicate it.

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 05:04 PM

Really nice, and the fit and finish are superb!
thanks for sharing,

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 06:03 PM

Good job it looks super.

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#3 posted 01-06-2012 03:31 AM

Thanks Jim and Steve

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#4 posted 01-06-2012 05:18 AM

Looks great! Could have fooled me with the facade. Maybe you or an experienced door maker could answer this for me, but is there a reason that most doors I see use butt joints on the paneling vs mitered joints? – Rich

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#5 posted 01-06-2012 06:09 AM

Great job, I was stuck with the fabric as a kid.

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#6 posted 01-08-2012 12:44 AM

Hey Rich…good question…I could only guess and I’m trying to aviod that as much as possible

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