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Project by OnlyJustME posted 461 days ago 1076 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built some new doors for a church. Made from African mahogany with a cabernet stain and spar urethane on top. Had to replace the trim around the outside of the door too. Used the same hardware just cleaned it up with a wire wheel. Damage was done by a drunk driver.
It was a bit of a challenge as these are the first doors i’ve ever built. I could have used more clamps.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?





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derosa

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#1 posted 461 days ago

More clamps or not those look like some well made doors and way prettier than the old ones.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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BigRedKnothead

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#2 posted 461 days ago

Wow man, I’m impressed.

-- Red -- "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one." C.S. Lewis

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 461 days ago

The new doors are an order of magnitude better looking than the old doors even before they were smashed to oblivion.

That mahogany is outstanding!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 461 days ago

What a great set of doors….. I am thinking of making my own fron door as well. Hope mine comes out as well as yours did…..

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

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 461 days ago

Great work. Doors are a difficult project.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 461 days ago

Nice job on the replacement door’s! I agree they look better that the old ones.
Glad to see the stone work wasn’t damaged!

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

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waho6o9

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#7 posted 461 days ago

Beautiful work OJM, thanks for sharing.

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chrisstef

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#8 posted 461 days ago

Wow Matt, thats one heck of a job. How did you manage to hide such a cool project from us? Bravo buddy.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Brandon

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#9 posted 461 days ago

Excellent work! That church is lucky to have you around.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Don W

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#10 posted 461 days ago

great work. They look better than before, even before the drunk driver modification.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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jdh122

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#11 posted 461 days ago

Very nice. I think well-made wooden doors are a real test of skill and craftmanship.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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Cedarsmells

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#12 posted 460 days ago

Great Job! The doors are beautiful. I am very interested in how well the spar urethane holds up to the weather. Looks like the doors will get their share of sun. I have a similar situation with double entry doors to my home and trying to decide what finish to use on a redo.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#13 posted 460 days ago

That’s beautiful, Matt! Kudos on that job, very impressive indeed. And I agree with Don, bettr than before!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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terryR

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#14 posted 460 days ago

Great looking doors, Matt! Very professional indeed. Gotta love the wood, too! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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LukieB

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#15 posted 460 days ago

Nice work Matt, they look awesome. No matter how many you have, you always need more clamps ; ) I was doing a glue up a few weeks ago, had like 24 clamps down the length of the thing, and thought to myself “I could use a couple more….”

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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