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New Holland Theater doors and trim

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Project by JustplaneJeff posted 03-15-2013 03:00 AM 1433 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The theater in our town was built in 1931 and is on the National Historic Register. I was lucky enough to be commisioned to build new front doors and the paneled surrounds. I built the 7 doors out of white oak. For the cores of the doors I laminated plain sawn white oak, and mortised and tennoned the joints, Then I milled a 5/16” veneer of qtr sawn white oak for both sides and applied with type 3 glue and lots of clamps. The stops were routed in and thermo-pane saftey glass installed. The doors and new jambs where mortised to use the original bronze hinges and The doors were installed with new trim and panels. I would like to think these doors will last as long as the originals.

-- JustplaneJeff





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#1 posted 03-15-2013 04:08 AM

Beautiful work Jeff

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#2 posted 03-15-2013 09:06 AM

Well done, nice looking doors.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 03-15-2013 12:08 PM

Very impressive! Nicely done.

(having clamp envy….)

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#4 posted 03-15-2013 12:53 PM

Beautiful work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 03-15-2013 02:25 PM

really nice job

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#6 posted 03-15-2013 03:35 PM

Very nice!

What did you finish them with?

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#7 posted 03-15-2013 10:30 PM

I wish I had that many clamps! Nice Job…

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#8 posted 03-16-2013 11:33 PM

Nice work Jeff….....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#9 posted 03-17-2013 01:59 AM

Big job, looks great, I’ve never seen that many clamps on a glue up before.

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JustplaneJeff

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#10 posted 03-18-2013 12:28 AM

The doors were finished with 4 coats of amber shellac with 2 top coats of exterior water based Helmsmen urethane All the finishes were selected by the building commitee for the Theater. The one thing going for this is this bank of doors is recessed about 12’ under the facade of the building. By the way, you can never have too many clamps lol

-- JustplaneJeff

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#11 posted 03-19-2013 01:39 PM

Magnificent doors! Great build and joinery. Will surely last for many years. Great job!

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#12 posted 03-19-2013 02:04 PM

Such a nice “old varnish” color!

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