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Project by Douglas posted 10-02-2013 09:15 PM 908 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an exterior kitchen door that I recently completed. This was a replacement for an ugly home center prehung steel & foam door. This one is quarter sawn white oak, with hand cut mortise & tenon joinery, with drawbored pegs, and an insulated & tempered glass lite. The door was fitted with a vintage Sargent mortise lockset, and modern hinges. The door frame was rebuilt with red oak that matched the kitchen trim, and insulated with brass spring strip insulation.

Building a door seemed intimidating, but it was really just “big”. I used both the famous “Build Your Own Front Door” article from FIne Woodworking May/June 2012 issue, and Bob Lang’s “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Interiors” as starting points. I took a little from each one to arrive at my build. I bloged about the build here…

Door build part 1
Door build part 2
Door build part 3
Exterior Kitchen Door, Complete

Some build pictures…

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-02-2013 10:24 PM

Great job on that door, Douglas. That is professionally made!!!!!!!!!................Jim

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

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mbs

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#2 posted 10-03-2013 03:45 AM

Really nice door.

I’m making two now.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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pintodeluxe

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#3 posted 10-03-2013 04:26 PM

Great door. The figure really shines through.
I took that FWW article to an all day conference and read it 3 times.
Next thing you know I’m building a front door.
Yours came out very well. Really something to be proud of.

What is your finish?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Douglas

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#4 posted 10-03-2013 08:23 PM

Thanks for the comments!

pinto – I did a water transfast dye (Dark Mission Brown) followed by several HVLP coats of an amber and garnet shellac mix. Then a protective coats of water based poly. Finally, I sprayed the outside of the door & frame with a spar varnish for UV protection.

-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com

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BigRedKnothead

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#5 posted 10-04-2013 06:05 AM

Great job man. I like most everything you do.

All the stuff I’ve made, doors still intimidate me. Also, I like the look your getting with dyes….but I’ve chickened out on using them so far. Basically, I’m saying your braver that I… hehe

Keep up the good work man.

-- Red-- "I hope my furniture has a soul to it.”" -Sam Maloof

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 10-04-2013 02:07 PM

That’s one beautiful, well made and well installed door. I’m sure it will last for many years. Great job!

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