All of the woodwork in our house is cherry except for the front door, which is oak. I assume the builder used an oak front door because the outside portion is exposed to the elements and cherry would not hold up well.
I have an idea for building a new door. I would like to laminate oak and cherry so I have oak on the outside and cherry on the inside. This would be a panel door and I would make laminations for both the frame pieces and the panels. I would finish the outside with a spar varnish and I would finish the inside to match the other woodwork in the house.
This seems doable. Does anyone have any thoughts, pro or con, on this approach?
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.