|Project by kewald||posted 1777 days ago||1065 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This is the door to the office in my workshop. It is made of solid Red Oak, and is 42” wide. Probably weighs over 200 lbs. The joinery on the hinge side is wedged mortise and tenon. The latch side joinery is floating mortise and tenon. Inner rail and stiles are joined with hidden mortise and tenons. All mortises are hand chopped. The panels are solid Red Oak, edge joined with splines and raised by using a Safe-t-planer on my radial arm saw. The panel tongues and the dadoes they are in were coated with blonde shellac prior to assembly.
The compass rose inlays are maple and padauk.
For final sanding, I hauled it to a local custom door maker who ran it through their 48” oscillating sanders for a small fee. The finish is brushed on MinWax Polycrylic water based finish for a very natural look.
It is hung on four 4 inch ball bearing hinges.
-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX