|Forum topic by abasile60||posted 09-08-2010 02:17 AM||1143 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
09-08-2010 02:17 AM
As a newbie to Lumberjocks, thanks for all the welcome messages.
I have little to no experience with door construction but every day I look at a pair of ugly, warped, ageing, slapped together carriage doors on my garage that dare me to build something better.
I would appreciate any references or advice on this type of door construction – especially the joinery. I have noticed a few articles here, and I also spotted a book called “Building Doors and Gates” by Alan and Gill Bridgewater that I have not purchased yet but looks helpful.
Approx door size is 4 X 8 ft. each. I am in So. California so insulation is probably not needed but there is plenty of hot sun. Although, some of the foam core projects that I have seen on the internet look like good designs for reducing weight.
I am thinking rail and stile framing with vertical planking for panels. I will be matching a nearby gate/fence made of rough cedar so I will probably not go too far with sanding and finishing to keep it all looking similar.
Thanks for any help.