New Front Door

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Project by tenontim posted 08-04-2008 07:08 PM 2586 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just finished up the new front door for my house. It’s an Arts and Crafts style, to go with the bungalow style house that I’m building. It’s made of White Ash. The rails and stiles where made from 8/4, planed down to 1 3/4” and the floating panels are 1/2” thick. It has a walnut and cherry mix stain. So far it has about 8 coats of pure tung oil. Glass is textured glass I got at a stained glass store.

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#1 posted 08-04-2008 07:14 PM

Beautiful Door! I think the darker, contrasting trim really makes it stand out!


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#2 posted 08-04-2008 07:16 PM

That looks great. This is the kind of thing that is so rare in new construction. Design and execution both look excellent.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 08-04-2008 07:23 PM


Outstanding job.

It sure looks great. I bet you got a lot of “brownie points” for that project!


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#4 posted 08-04-2008 07:30 PM

wow..that is really, truly beautiful…

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#5 posted 08-04-2008 07:36 PM

Very nice, I have an idea kicking around in my head for a new door for my house. Need to get y skills up to your level first though….got get that darn being square thing down pat.

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#6 posted 08-04-2008 07:58 PM

Beautiful Door!a great job

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#7 posted 08-04-2008 08:48 PM

Very nice door.

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#8 posted 08-04-2008 10:00 PM

it is beautiful. You’ll smile every time you go through it.

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#9 posted 08-04-2008 11:03 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind compliments. I was glad to get it finished.

Lee, I don’t know about “brownie points”, but I got a plate full of brownies!

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#10 posted 08-04-2008 11:37 PM

Gorgeous door Tim. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 08-05-2008 04:48 AM

Tim A great looking door. Nice job. Great design.

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#12 posted 08-05-2008 05:17 AM

cool door. nice choice of materials.

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#13 posted 08-05-2008 07:53 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#14 posted 10-18-2008 10:01 PM

Thats a nice front door.

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#15 posted 10-18-2008 10:05 PM

looks great and such a professional finsih well done .Alistair

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