What to do with a small (practice) entry door?

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Forum topic by GregD posted 05-06-2011 08:03 PM 1234 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2011 08:03 PM

Any ideas on what to do with a very small entry door?

I’ve spent the last few months making the blanks for a large interior pocket door. But, never having made a frame-and-panel door before, I’m thinking it might be a good idea to make a small one out of poplar for practice.

The practice version was just going to be a single panel no more than say 20” wide. But it needs to be the full thickness I think (1-3/4”). What can I do with the silly thing once it’s done?

The material I have on hand is 4/4 poplar. I was just going to glue two layers together for the stock.

-- Greg D.

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#1 posted 05-06-2011 08:10 PM

Never hurts to practice! And I definitely like poplar for the purpose. If you’re happy with your routing, I’d keep a loose panel handy for use as a setup block on your primary project. I mention this because I’ve assembled practice doors, only later to discover that I’ve trapped all the good setup pieces! Good luck!

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 08:18 PM

I made a retanglular raised panel for practice, ended up painting it, adding coat hooks to it and mounting it on the wall for a coat rack. Worked out pretty well.

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 08:36 PM

What on earth is a small entry door? one for dwarfs presumably?? Alistair

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 08:41 PM

For Leprechauns!

Except that this is Texas, where everything is bigger, so our leprechauns need full-sized doors!


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#5 posted 05-06-2011 08:54 PM

I was going to say – a very large fairy door .. but I like the wall hanging idea better :)

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