The boys get doors

  • Advertise with us
Project by Maplenut posted 01-05-2012 04:49 PM 1450 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.

6 comments so far

View SteveW's profile


394 posts in 2880 days

#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

View a1Jim's profile


117113 posts in 3599 days

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

Good job it looks super.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View Maplenut's profile


70 posts in 3072 days

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

Thanks Jim and Steve

View smndrummer's profile


47 posts in 2367 days

#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

-- - Rich

View LincolnLog's profile


17 posts in 2388 days

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

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

View Maplenut's profile


70 posts in 3072 days

#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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics