|Project by pintodeluxe||posted 09-01-2012 07:27 AM||6472 views||48 times favorited||34 comments|
Here is my version of an arts and crafts front entry door in QSWO. I wanted a door with curved corbels supporting the dentil shelf, however couldn’t find one commercially. The side stiles are solid 8/4 stock, while the rails and tapered center stile are laminated from two pieces of 5/4 oak. The tenons are 3” long, and the floating panels are 1” thick. I followed the basic techniques in a recent Fine Woodworking article, but added a tapered center stile, dentil shelf, and leaded glass. One other change was the addition of self-adhesive weatherstripping around the floating panels. This is fairly soft foam, which will allow for expansion and contraction within the grooves. The glass was custom ordered with dark caming and includes baroque, clear bevel, and seedy style glass. The panes fit inside a rabbet and are held in place with urethane caulking and glass stops. The original glass order perished in a train derailment in Wolfe Point, Montana (ouch). Although reordering glass added four weeks to the project, the glass came out just as I had hoped! A large hammered craftsman style lockset completes the look.
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