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Project by littlecope posted 395 days ago 1105 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been done for a couple of days. The making of it was covered here and here...
For finish, wipe-on Polyurethane was used for the Poplar Z-braced Door, and the trim was painted white with some Kilz that was hanging around the cellar… I always thought that Kilz was a one-coat paint, Not So!! It took three coats…
I let the finishes dry in place, put some pennies on the ledge that holds the door in place, to keep them from sticking to one another…
Close by to where I was working on this, is the small Chalkboard I made in Just for Fun... #72, but it never got posted up as a project…
The joints in the thing were a kind of extended box joint I guess you’d call it… Not really sure what it’s called when there’s only one…
Anyway, there they are, a couple of small projects that improve the appearance and live-ability of our place.
Thanks for your time and comments are, of course, always welcome… :)
31 July 2013

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.





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Jim Jakosh

11329 posts in 1740 days


#1 posted 395 days ago

Very nice looking door. I like that planked look much better than if it was a just a flat sheet of something!!

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

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grizzman

6944 posts in 1938 days


#2 posted 395 days ago

excellent mike, it always feels good to improve ones home, and you have put your touch on your home, it looks very nice, ive always been a fan of z brace doors, and the joinery you used is a good strong joint and its attractive to boot..keep on makin the saw dust fly…grizz

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

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Bob Kollman

1796 posts in 1825 days


#3 posted 395 days ago

Nice project watched it all thru. Kilz, is for hiding water stains in paint like under the window where you might have
water come thru the wall, then coat over it with a regular paint. Better and cheaper then Kilz is Final Net hair spray,
it will stop water stains from bleading thru any paint. Love the chalk board, better than paper notes!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Jamie Speirs

4119 posts in 1491 days


#4 posted 395 days ago

Smart Mike very smart, I was really impressed that you took
such care with this large project.

Sweet Messages :)

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7596 posts in 1554 days


#5 posted 395 days ago

Very nice outcome! What an improvement! It is little things like this that make our house a “home.” I have enjoyed seeing this come to be. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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BritBoxmaker

4358 posts in 1671 days


#6 posted 395 days ago

Thats more like it. Nice work, Mike.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Lenny

1252 posts in 2162 days


#7 posted 395 days ago

Here’s to a job well done Mike. [Raises glass of lemon iced tea.]

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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littlecope

2898 posts in 2137 days


#8 posted 395 days ago

Thanks Everybody!
The landlord stopped by today and he liked it too, especially the beadboard look…
Our landlord is slowly renovating the entire building, a daunting task! I’ve offered to help, but he says he can’t afford it, and I think he also prefers the satisfaction of “doing the thing” himself…
But he’s not a fool! He asked me today to give him a hand carrying a huge mirror into the bathroom of the place next to us… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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lew

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#9 posted 395 days ago

The access door looks super, Mike!

I really like those joints on the authentic slate chalk board, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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jumbojack

1176 posts in 1259 days


#10 posted 395 days ago

FYI the joint on the chalk board is commonly refereed to as a ‘bridal joint’.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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littlecope

2898 posts in 2137 days


#11 posted 395 days ago

Thanks Jack, a Bridle Joint it is! I knew it had a name…
Because of the unstopped dadoes that were cut for the Slate, these had to be slightly modified, so that the dado wasn’t exposed on the corners…
The tenon ends were shortened to the depth of the dado, and then used to mark the depth of the mortise half of the joints…
Actually easier to do than to describe! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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stefang

12953 posts in 1969 days


#12 posted 394 days ago

The ceiling door came out really great Mike and I especially like the planked look. The chalkboard is nice too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 390 days ago

It’s a great build and improvement to the house. It turned out really good and well installed. Like the chalkboard as well, very sweet. Great job!

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