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SALOON DOORS OR CAFE DOORS

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Project by Monty Queen posted 12-22-2012 05:36 PM 5458 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everybody I have a new project my wife asked me to make for her. I tell you the story. My wife wanted a new refrigerator for Christmas. So i got it for her. We had to take the old one out she wanted to still keep the old one but she wanted it in the laundry room. I had to get it through the laundry room door. It was about 1 inch too big so i told her we needed to remove the door and the jam. She asked me if i could make some swinging doors. So i went on the internet and looked at some pictures and i modify them a little and this is what i came up with. I took the old molding off and put up oak molding. I stained it special walnut. then sprayed can lacquer. She really love them. I bought the Double spring hinges at Home depot. Thank for looking. comments welcome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.





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Time2beupinAZ

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#1 posted 12-22-2012 05:46 PM

Very nice work. I love them. My wife wants a set of these as well but not sure where to put them yet.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#2 posted 12-22-2012 06:01 PM

Way cool Monte,a great honey do project. Nice work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-22-2012 08:18 PM

Cool doors, Monty. I always liked them but we never had a spot to put them….................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-22-2012 09:03 PM

Nice looking. Your wife should love them.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#5 posted 12-22-2012 09:23 PM

Nice job Monty. I love the natural look.

-- Dale, Ohio

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Roger

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#6 posted 12-22-2012 11:47 PM

I thought Saloon for sure cuz, when I first looked, I thought that was a shotgun in the corner.. Very nice Monte.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 12-23-2012 12:22 AM

I always like these types of doors even though I don’t have a place to hang them. Good job! and Nice icebox!
My wife want’s one just like yours!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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grizzman

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#8 posted 12-24-2012 01:36 AM

wowsers monty, you did a great job on those doors, and what a fridge…man that one is pretty nice, i like the ones with the freezer on the bottom…they were not really out when we got ours..but im happy with what we have, i hope you put plenty of steaks in there…what is for christmas…merry christmas monty…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 01-22-2013 12:21 AM

Nice work, I know the wife is happy!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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teejk

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#10 posted 03-01-2014 07:47 PM

I’ll revive a thread. My local library wants doors to form a barrier of sorts to keep the patrons out of the back-room work/lunch area. The signs about “employees only” don’t seem to work. They don’t have a lot of money so I am trying to figure out something “on the cheap”. It’s a relatively new building and the door opening in question is steel framed, 36” in width and standard 80ish height. I gave it a quick look and was worried first about HVAC. Next, a single swing at that width would be a problem with carts and people moving around and the steel frames are not mortised for hinges. So I suggested a pair of 36” high cafe doors leaving 12” open at the top for air-flow. They liked the concept since each side would only be around 18” but wanted 48” height because I guess they have a lot of kids wandering on their own. Years ago I bought some Stanley cafe door pivot hinges on clearance and I’m thinking I can donate them to the cause. They have a nylon bushing that allows them to stay open in either direction if desired but are meant for light/medium weight doors.

So my questions to the group…I’m a little concerned about stabilty of 48” long doors. I plan on mortise tenon but I can see them warping where they will look bad in the closed postion. And I want to keep them light. And finally, I want the panel to look nice on either side.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

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