|Forum topic by majeagle1||posted 01-20-2010 05:31 AM||1209 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-20-2010 05:31 AM
Well, here I am again…....... this is partially a hardware question but also a door design/construct question…..
As you saw in my last post, I have decided to go with the 270 degree knife hinges for the door, but now a few more questions have popped up that I am concerned with:
1. If I construct each door out of one solid piece of wood, I will be mounting the knife hinge into end grain, will that be a concern? If so, how to fix….....
2. Having trouble finding some “really nice” curly maple that is 10” wide plus….. sooooooooooo I could construct each door with 2 – 5” boards and joint them together…...but then you see the seam down the middle of the door? The thickness of the material will be 5/8” so can’t bookmatch unless I find some good 8/4 material. Should I try to construct in a different manner? Without loosing the design factor with the inlay….
3. What about constructing each door with 3 pieces jointed…. an 8” piece for the main center field and 2 1” pieces for each inside and outside edge? ( the seam would then run under/hidden within the vertical inlay and the only seam you would see would be possibly at the top and bottom?
Once again, I thank all of you for any and all suggestions….......... I hope that I have described this well enough, if not, please let me know what needs to be clarified….....
Pretty soon I can maybe make some sawdust !!!