|Project by riverguy||posted 10-09-2012 08:58 PM||1796 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
When I finished building my new little art-glass studio a few months ago, I needed a 42” wide door to accommodate my work table. The building is rustic and finished with knotty pine on the inside, so I looked through my leftovers and found a few pieces of 1×6 and 1×12 pine with which to make the door. The frame is all 1x stock double thickness, lapped at the corners as shown in the photos. The inset was done with 1×6 T&G pine and the trim is some very old, tight-grain cedar I had on the rack. I finished the outside with a Sikkens product made for exterior doors. And of course, the door now features an art-glass window!
No, this door won’t cut it if you need an insulated entry door for your house, but for my 120 sq. ft. studio that is used only occasionally, it works fine. The building is insulated and a little space heater cooks the place from a cold start in ten minutes! The also uninsulated windows were recycled from an old barn and are now hung as awning panels.
As shown in one of the pics, a guy can just never have too many clamps!
Here’s the whole studio project: http://www.mailbooks.com/studio-project/
-- Skip, Forestville, CA, http://www.retro-industrial-chic.com