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Forum topic by abasile60 posted 09-08-2010 02:17 AM 1220 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-08-2010 02:17 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question cedar joining carriage doors

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.

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#1 posted 09-27-2010 04:26 AM

Sorry buddy, no experience there. Sounds like a great idea, though.

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 05:11 AM

Swing doors as opposed to roll up, your opening is 8’ X 8’ split vertical like some semi trailer doors?

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