Demystifying Door Construction

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 07-20-2014 04:52 PM 2872 reads 8 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Constructing doors can seem intimidating. In this video I share with you how I built a custom door and demystify the process of door construction.

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One of the ideas that I really want to impress on everybody is this: Don’t be intimidated by new projects. When approaching a new project, most of the woodworking actions needed for it, you have done on other projects. By recognizing this, you create the mindset you need to build something that seems intimidating such as a door.

I hope you enjoy and find the video helpful.

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

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-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 07-20-2014 05:19 PM

Hi Todd, it’s good to see your staying busy…..

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#2 posted 07-20-2014 05:21 PM

Thanks Bob, this has been the best year for me since the recession hit.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 07-20-2014 05:43 PM


Good to see you posting again.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 07-20-2014 05:54 PM

Thanks Doc – I have been dying to get out more videos. I have a lot to share!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 07-20-2014 07:22 PM

Good stuff Todd.
Love the skinned OSB trick. I had never thought of that.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 07-20-2014 07:25 PM

Steve – As a remodeling contractor I have seen so many doors and how they are constructed that it seemed like a reasonable answer to what the core should be.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 07-20-2014 07:43 PM


Great video… Tips… Techniques…

COOL use of OSB!

COOL use of BONDO!

You really made it look Simple!

Thank you very much!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 07-20-2014 08:05 PM

Nice video Todd…good to see you again. I have used bondo in projects before. I had a very large entertainment center which I have repurposed twice!! In doing so, I have had to break apart sections that were glued together. Of course the wood splintered in those areas. Bondo filled in the gaps and when it was painted even I couldn’t see the repair. Take care and keep up the good work!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#9 posted 07-20-2014 08:06 PM

Thanks for sharing Todd, I subscribe to your channel and learn a lot from your videos

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#10 posted 07-20-2014 08:29 PM

gbear – Then you know the deal with Bondo!

Mario – That is MOTIVATING! Thanks!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 07-20-2014 09:50 PM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 07-20-2014 09:58 PM

I always enjoy your vids Todd. Keep on keepin on.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 07-20-2014 10:55 PM

thanks Todd good to see you again ,another great video and thanks again my friend.Sage is looking good too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 07-20-2014 11:30 PM

Thanks for the kind words on my videos, it always motivates me to do more. There is always the conflict of time though since I run my own business, it does’t leave much left over for the family or other interests such as sharing woodworking knowledge (as much as I love doing that.)

Both of our dogs died last summer. The last video I did was 10 months ago, at the end of that video Bella came in which was just a week before we lost her. It seems fitting that in this video our new girl Sage came in as an introduction. We have only had her a couple of weeks but we have bonded deeply. She is a sweet dog and well behaved.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#15 posted 07-21-2014 12:42 AM

Favorited! Thanks for sharing, Todd! Over thinking…that’s what I do!

-- God bless, Candy

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