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Forum topic by Maximillian posted 02-16-2011 02:07 AM 1186 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Maximillian

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02-16-2011 02:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: doors frame and panel louvres question joining

Hi
My laundry is under the stairs and I want to build a pair of doors to screen it off. Because there is a washing machine I want the space to be ventilated, so I thought I would build a set of doors with fixed louvres (I hope that term is the same in the US as it is in New Zealand).
Does anyone have any advice or can point me in the direction of a website with some detail on how to do this.
Thanks
Max

-- Max, New Zealand


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#1 posted 03-14-2011 01:17 AM

This is an interesting project, one that I want to undertake myself one day. I did a quick search here on LJs and came up with several articles about louvred doors, ones like this:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/42746

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 01:35 AM

Thanks Mark
I was beginning to wonder if it was an impossible task. Your search skills must be better than mine
Max

-- Max, New Zealand

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#3 posted 04-18-2012 12:48 PM

Rocklers now sells a louver window shade shade system. http://woodworking.rockler.com/nav/cat1/hand-tools-and-shop-accessories/cat2/hand-tools-and-shop-accessories_rockler-shutter-system-build-your-own-shutters/0

I’m sure it could be used to make louvered doors. Also, I’m sure I saw something on the internet about using a Festool Domino to make louvers. I think this may be it http://www.festoolusa.com/media/pdf/domino_making_fixed_louvers.pdf

Also, I saw the pictures of your mortising jig. It looks a lot like something called a Router Boss. http://www.thecraftsmangallery.com/ How about more details about it. Like what are the rails that the router appears to be sitting on?

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#4 posted 04-18-2012 10:36 PM

Hi Sandy
Thanks for your tips.
The Rails that you refer to is the Triton router fence. They use a plate rather than a couple of rods like other routers.
I will draw up a sketch of my jig and post on my mortise jig blog after the weekend

-- Max, New Zealand

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