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Project by Brent Livingwell posted 903 days ago 1939 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New Front door made of Alder, with frost tempered glass and wrought iron nail heads (Clovis)
Another dado and floating tenon special.
Also wrapped the door case in custom Alder trim.
The door wrap came out pretty good considering the goal was to conceal the old brown paint.
Alder might be new favorite wood. Known as poor man’s cherry, it takes a hand plane and other tools very well, and stained well.
Doors are a good time.

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is it again.

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#1 posted 903 days ago

That looks great, I need a new front door as well, what time can I expect you to come over, ha ha

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 903 days ago

great job on this door very well done

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#3 posted 903 days ago

Very nice! Alder is way underrated for sure, when I lived on the north coast of BC we had alder 2 ft at the stump! Grew like a weed up there. I had just started to use it for woodworking then we moved. As a bonus you can use the scraps for smoking salmon… Again, nice work!

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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#4 posted 903 days ago

Nice looking entry !

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#5 posted 903 days ago

Beautiful door Brent!!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#6 posted 903 days ago

Whoa! Love it.

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#7 posted 903 days ago

Top notch work a great door.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 903 days ago

Great door. We also have alder growing like weeds in the Northwest but I wouldn’t know where to buy planks….............

-- mike...............

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#9 posted 902 days ago

Very nice. I like the look of the alder, too. Don’t know if it’s readily available in my area. Doors ARE a good outlet for creativity. Thanks for the post.

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#10 posted 902 days ago


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#11 posted 902 days ago

This is a very nice door! Good Job!

-- The Noff

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#12 posted 902 days ago

That is awesome. Nail’s in a door are a sign of wealth. Did you follow a shop plan. Would love to replicate it. I live in the great bear rainforest, so alder is plentiful up here. Great job!!!

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#13 posted 902 days ago

Very original looking door

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#14 posted 812 days ago

What great design and execution on this original piece. Love it!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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